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  1. south queensland Hervey Bay Regulars Help!

    Hey Angus where'd you end up? How'd you go?
  2. Fish Id Please

    That is a Putty nose perch - Polydactylus multiradiatus . Commonly mistaken as juvenile king threadfin but they are definitely a different species. Commonly caught in estuaries around Moreton Bay. There is no size or bag limit for Putty nose perch in Qld. The regulated threadfins in Qld (east coast) are: king threadfin (Polydactylus machrochir) mls 60cm bag limit 5, and blue threadfin (Eleutheronema tetradactylum) mls 40cm bag limit 10
  3. Fish Id Please

    No size or bag limits for these
  4. Green Marlin.

    Probably due to the strong smell and slime when they are alive and the strong fishy taste (similar to, but far stronger than mackerel in my opinion). I have eaten them in Samoa floured, salted and fried with a sprinkle of MSG and Indonesia grilled over coals with a char siu style BBQ sauce - both delicious. In Indo they call them white marlin cos the Aussie tourists won't eat "barracuda" but will eat "marlin". Have caught a few in Oz and don't tend to let them onto the boat given their big peg-like teeth and risk of ciguatera. Usually have other more desirable eating species on board when you come across them too. Here's a pic of a Samoan barracuda my brother caught. Great fight with lots of aerial antics and played up in the boat as expected. Yep the locals went crazy for it and cooked us up a feed once the mackerel and trout ran out.
  5. Fish Identification

    No size or bag limit on herring. Great live bait for estuary species
  6. Fish Identification Broadwater

    Hi Shane, That's a pink banded grubfish Parapercis nebulosa also known as a bar-faced weever or rock whiting as said above. Seem to be associated with rubble/broken ground rather than sand and seagrass habitats in my experience. Andrew
  7. Help With Id Or Info

    It was a bit of a tough one Danielle. Hard to tell the small ones apart except if you have a male and female side by side. If you are not 100% sure it is better to be safe and assume it is a female as they are regulated in Qld.
  8. Help With Id Or Info

    Definitely a female Fishhunter. Although small males and females can have similar dusky brown colouration, the abdomen of male crabs are never that broad. How big was the crab? The sex of smaller blue swimmer crabs are more difficult to tell apart but the way to do it if you are not sure is to look for an inward curve at the base of the abdomen (I have attached some photos for your information). The red circle in pic 1 shows where I am talking about, pic 2 is your crab with the absence of the curve and pic 3 show 2 small blue swimmer crabs side by side, female on the left (with no curve) and male on the right (with a curve). Hope this helps!
  9. Agnes Last Week

    G'day, Me and the boys do an annual fishing trip roughly every year. The last couple have been to Fraser but this time we chose a few days at Agnes to fish out of 1770. We got a day of great weather and another of pretty good weather so got to the reef twice. Fishing was pretty slow but we found a couple of reds around Fitzroy and a school of cobes around the boat. In the not so good days the boys got up to Bustard Head for some pelagic action but other than a few bite offs only managed one spanish mackerel and a couple of mac tuna which turned out to be great reef bait. Having last been up that way about 8 or 9 years ago I was amazed at the number of boats in Round Hill Creek and out at the reef - we were rarely alone! Attached are a couple of pics from the iPhone.
  10. 1770 Adventure: Reds, Trout, Fun.

    Great report and photos of an excellent trip Angus - so good to get your targets on the first trip to a new area! How'd you go on spin gear fighting those bigger fish mate? I know a lot of blokes use overheads especially with big baits and lots of lead but always thought some decent spin gear would work too? After brawling with those PNG bass the reds would have been no trouble at all ;-). You might have a new nickname soon - the Lutjanid Lover! Andrew
  11. 26/7/16 Report Barwon Banks

    G'day Luvit, Great work on the snaps and a variety of other species to fill your solo day! And to come home with a nice feed is a bonus! You are spot on about the bludger trevally ID. I can offer a bit of help on the other fish ID if you are interested. The first pic is a coral cod rather than a coral trout. You can tell by the convex tail fin (trout have a concave or truncate (straight) tail depending upon the species): And the jobfish is actually a rusty (or small-toothed) jobfish but most people I know call them iron-jaw jobfish: They have a bigger mouth than a rosy jobfish and a black margin above the upper lip which the rosy doesn't have. Was that big fillet from a snapper or the jobfish? Interesting to see how much darker the flesh is. Cheers, Andrew
  12. Out Of The Holster

    Hi Luke, Looks like a fringefin trevally Pantalobus radiatus Andrew
  13. Bribie Beach Donuts (Sat 5/09)

    Hi STKE, It's never good to have a donut (I had one yesterday) but any number of reasons could explain why you didn't catch a legal fish. You did say that you caught a legal bream which would mean that it is not an actual donut. Did you see the netters working or just driving the beach? If you only saw them driving, then how do you know that they had deployed a net that day? Perhaps they drove the beach and did not see a school of fish to try to catch. It would be amazing if the fish were spooked by the netters' cars as opposed to yours. That would imply that the fish can differentiate between a car driven by a commercial fisherman as opposed to a recreational fisherman! We all know that if fishers (whether they are commercial, recreational or indigenous) catch fish in a certain location that there will be fewer fish there available for others to catch for an amount of time. But if you didn't actually see the netters working, how do you know they caught the fish you were fishing for? Good luck for the big day, Andrew
  14. Wearing Shoes first time this year.

    G'day Ray, Probably would have been Luke Dutney - he's one of the hard-working fisheries technicians at BIARC. Those cobia are awesome to watch, especially at feeding time! Cheers, Andrew