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Post by re-tyred » Sun May 02, 2021 5:47 pm

Went out after lunch on the slack tide to see if I could find a salmon. Took a bit of finding but it was worth it.
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Post by Tackleberry » Sun May 02, 2021 8:09 pm

Hey Mike was this you
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Post by re-tyred » Mon May 03, 2021 4:45 am

Tackleberry wrote:
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Hey Mike was this you

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Looks like it. There was only small ones in there. The big ones were 150 metres east of the rocks. They were so big the busted the hooks till I upgraded. I caught three, then the dolphins came in and had a go at the school and pushed them into the surf. I had trouble getting in close enough without ended up in the surf. Managed one more and gave it a miss. All 55-60cm fish. Put up a good fight. I have about 4kg of fillets soaking in brine, ready to smoke today
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Re: Salmon

Post by Lightningx » Mon May 03, 2021 9:46 am

Nice catch mate. They look good size.
How big were they roughly? 😊

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Post by re-tyred » Mon May 03, 2021 11:43 am

The one I measured was 58cm. All around that
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Re: Salmon

Post by re-tyred » Sat May 08, 2021 5:32 am

I think the dolphins are the culprit. They drove them into ankle deep water when I saw them.
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Post by Blueyed1 » Sun May 09, 2021 8:35 am

re-tyred wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 4:45 am
Tackleberry wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 8:09 pm
Hey Mike was this you

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Looks like it. There was only small ones in there. The big ones were 150 metres east of the rocks. They were so big the busted the hooks till I upgraded. I caught three, then the dolphins came in and had a go at the school and pushed them into the surf. I had trouble getting in close enough without ended up in the surf. Managed one more and gave it a miss. All 55-60cm fish. Put up a good fight. I have about 4kg of fillets soaking in brine, ready to smoke today
That sounds like a great way to prepare Salmon. Mike - how do you prepare the brine and how long do you soak and smoke?

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Re: Salmon

Post by re-tyred » Sun May 09, 2021 11:50 am

Brine is cold water about as salty as seawater plus a teaspoon of brown sugar per litre. Completely cover the fillets and leave in fridge overnight.
Drain them the next day smear them with olive oil, then put in the smoker. I have a large smoker with a separate fire box. I use heat beads and charcoal to get a small fire going. Once the smoke chamber reaches 100c I place the fillets on the rack. Then I ad a few smoking chips (from Woolworths ) The fillets stay in there for around 5 hrs. I keep adding a few more smoking chips and keep an eye on the temp. Once done i cool them pack in vacuum packs and freeze. I just break of a piece when needed and add to salad.
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Re: Salmon

Post by Blueyed1 » Mon May 10, 2021 11:22 pm

Yummo! I can taste it already!

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