First mulloway for 2019

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First mulloway for 2019

Post by bilby » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:16 am

I haven't been able to fish much over the past year, apart from some Murray Cod trips (mostly due to a building project I've been working on), but finally got a chance to get out for a dedicated snapper / mulloway session yesterday. Incredibly (and this is only the second time in my life it has happened) I picked up an 88cm mulloway on the first cast. Interestingly, I didn't have a single bite for rest of the session. I almost always release them, but due to some issues with the release, I decided to take this one home and (hopefully) donate the frame to Lauren Veale for research.
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Re: First mulloway for 2019

Post by Lightningx » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:11 am

Nice fish mate.
Well done :thumbsup:

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Re: First mulloway for 2019

Post by denis barden » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:29 am

Monsterrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Glad you donated frame for Research
I donate Snapper frames to the Fisheries for research also

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Re: First mulloway for 2019

Post by j_pap » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:55 pm

Nice one

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Re: First mulloway for 2019

Post by fishnut » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:14 pm

A mulloway that size is a top catch well done

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Re: First mulloway for 2019

Post by April Fool » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:07 pm

Good effort bilby. I dare say they (the researchers) can tell the age (from the frame) and therefore the growth rate. Do they look at other things?
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Re: First mulloway for 2019

Post by smile0784 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:21 pm

Awesome catch mate
Impressive catch.

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Re: First mulloway for 2019

Post by smile0784 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:29 pm

Would that mulloway be about 10 years old?

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Re: First mulloway for 2019

Post by bilby » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:26 pm

Not sure about age, but in NSW they have this length vs weight chart (not entirely correct in all cases, though): https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/recr ... ills/weigh

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