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21 minutes ago, Old Scaley said:

You certainly are dedicated Ray. Amazing how much water can get into an open boat in heavy rain. What size pump do you have there?

1000 gph in stern and same in bow. If fishing 4 up water collects in bow first otherwise with 2 up stern first and in stern under way. pumps also for quickly clearing boat when forget to screw in drain plugs.

 

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They  are too small to bother with and do not grow to much more than 20cm in local waters. Up north they grow a little larger. They have been introduced into local dams by hatcheries who did not have correct hygiene procedures and are considered a pest fish. They are a popular aquarium fish but are very agressive to other fish.

 

 

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1 minute ago, benno573 said:

These are a fresh water pest species @Kat, not the same as the delicious barred or spotted grunter (more correctly javelin fish) you get in the salty stuff.

Ah now I understand.  Caught some spotted Grunter in the creek for the first time a couple of nights ago.  To be honest it wasn't as delicious as I was told it would be. But still a good feed and beggars can't be choosers.  Unfortunately the BF clicked on the wrong javelin fish by mistake and we threw back a few fish that could have been released to the Esky 😩 Thanks for the clarification

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