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8 hours ago, Luvit said:

Never seen such a big Hussar or Moses. Some of the best eating fish going around. Looking forwards to Winter reefies. Don’t see those conditions much off Mooloolaba often. 

The photo bends the truth a bit

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the hussar was 50cm when we measured it on the boat, the Moses was 44cm. 

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7 hours ago, aussie123 said:

That is a nice Hussar.

I have not seen many of the Brown Hussar down this way.

It’s a yellow striped hussar, but the stripe looks brown in that photo for some reason. I sent a pic to the Queensland Museum ichthyologist and he’d never seen one so big. It was tall and thick and looked like a largemouth nannygai!

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1 hour ago, Andrew_P said:

It’s a yellow striped hussar, but the stripe looks brown in that photo for some reason. I sent a pic to the Queensland Museum ichthyologist and he’d never seen one so big. It was tall and thick and looked like a largemouth nannygai!

Very cool. 

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bests my pb by 1cm on the hussar mate, that is a deadset horse.  Given slow growth rate of them I would guess that fish could be 30+ yrs old!

i love big moses perch to cook whole on the bbq.  get some crackers out off rainbow beach, haven't seen many bigger models off mooloolaba.

with conditions like that any fish would just be a bonus. 

 

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1 hour ago, benno573 said:

bests my pb by 1cm on the hussar mate, that is a deadset horse.  Given slow growth rate of them I would guess that fish could be 30+ yrs old!

i love big moses perch to cook whole on the bbq.  get some crackers out off rainbow beach, haven't seen many bigger models off mooloolaba.

with conditions like that any fish would just be a bonus. 

 

Good point @benno573 I kept the frames for crab bait so I’ll take the ear bones out and have a look how old it might be!

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So here’s a bit of interesting info. In my report I said the hussar measured 50cm on the boat. In the lab the frame measured 48cm total length. Fish do shrink after death, especially when placed on ice. There have been numerous studies done in Australia showing this, including on Qld species like coral trout. Fish can shrink around 2cm in the first 48 hours. Cool hey!

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14 hours ago, Andrew_P said:

So here’s a bit of interesting info. In my report I said the hussar measured 50cm on the boat. In the lab the frame measured 48cm total length. Fish do shrink after death, especially when placed on ice. There have been numerous studies done in Australia showing this, including on Qld species like coral trout. Fish can shrink around 2cm in the first 48 hours. Cool hey!

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That is interesting. I will try and make sure I only take ones 2cm over legal size. So tempting when they are just over and its been quiet and you are hungry...

 

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Geez, only 6:18am and already I've learnt enough for 5 days. 

What a great thread. Be interested to see the results reg the age. 

 

 

Never eaten hussar, always traded them in but that one would yeald some nice fillets.  

That Moses looks like a beast. I wouldn't have let out the camera trick secret. 

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On 20/04/2019 at 6:25 AM, Junky said:

Geez, only 6:18am and already I've learnt enough for 5 days. 

What a great thread. Be interested to see the results reg the age. 

 

 

Never eaten hussar, always traded them in but that one would yeald some nice fillets.  

That Moses looks like a beast. I wouldn't have let out the camera trick secret. 

I love to eat hussar but you make a very fine point. They must make awesome live baits. Knowing my luck I would just get a grey suit. 

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53 minutes ago, benno573 said:

should we start a sweeps on the age of the 2 fish?

I reckon hussar 36yrs and moses 32yrs.

 

Very cool process though mate, thanks for sharing.

Ha! We’ve all had a guess here at work

 

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Just had another look at your cat. I love KC's. 

Do you lose rods at any time out of the rocket launchers when travelling?  Man they're racked back. Been in plenty of kevla's and never noticed the launchers to be so raked. I know they ride smooth as silk so this may be your saving grace. 

 

My mates old reef boss had launchers like that and rough weather they would bounce out. I always left my rods on the deck when travelling.

Must also find it difficult to cast without a collision of rods. 

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@Junky that’s my mate’s boat. I haven’t fished out of it yet - I took the photo from the other boat. Yeah they look pretty raked back now you mention it. He travels with his rods on the deck so don’t think he’s lost any yet. Bound to be some sword crossing with 4 guys on a boat!

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On 14/05/2019 at 1:02 PM, benno573 said:

should we start a sweeps on the age of the 2 fish?

I reckon hussar 36yrs and moses 32yrs.

 

Very cool process though mate, thanks for sharing.

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