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Offline Whirly

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Not sure of the top 3 here?
« on: Sun 4 Feb 19:16 2018 »
Caught by a mate in the broadwater about 6 weeks ago.
He said the flesh was bloody as all get out - like Bonito.

I'm sure someone will know - but at this point, several people I expected to be certain, haven't been.

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Re: Not sure of the top 3 here?
« Reply #1 on: Mon 5 Feb 01:28 2018 »
My guess is a Finny Scad.

Im sure you did mention the importance to your mate about not keeping fish unless sure of species.  could have kept undersize/protected or poisonous fish.

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    Re: Not sure of the top 3 here?
    « Reply #2 on: Mon 5 Feb 02:43 2018 »
    Thanks mate - looks like it could well be a scad.

    As a matter of fact, I mentioned your suggestion above. I said 'I'll put it on Nugget - someone will know for sure (can guarantee Daryl, if no one else), but I'm also just as sure someone will lecture you about keeping species without positive identification'.

    (This bloke has been around a fair bit and was very confident these fish did not fall into the above categories - was his reply).  :)

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    Whirls
    « Last Edit: Mon 5 Feb 03:05 2018 by Whirly »

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    Re: Not sure of the top 3 here?
    « Reply #3 on: Mon 5 Feb 08:56 2018 »
    Also known as horse mackerel. Good bait, not sure I'd bother with eating it though but should've bleed it if that was the case.  But game taking without knowing, there's plenty of apps about these days, luckily species this has no limits.

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    Re: Not sure of the top 3 here?
    « Reply #4 on: Mon 5 Feb 15:57 2018 »
    Thanks for the advice there guys.

    The bloke is older than me - been fishing for over 50 years and has read extensively since a young lad.
    I've been out with him and he is very familiar with all the limits on the Qld fisheries site.
    He told me he had a quick scan of the Qld Fisheries App at time of capture - assumed it was some kind of trevally or mackeral, and couldn't find mention of it there. (It's a handy app - he put me onto it!).

    This bloke fastidiously follows the size/bag limits - refuses to keep any fish that are close to the limit, not only due to the legalities but also as a personal moral choice.

    It wasn't a case of throwing out a line and keeping everything he caught, with reckless abandon - he is an educated and responsible fisherman and kept the fish after logical consideration based on his own experience and the information available at the time. And he was correct.

    (I asked half a dozen of the top club members from my local fishing club before posting - men that have lived locally for 50-60 years, and they were unable to identify the fish. That really surprised me. [I've only lived here for 9 years or so myself]. However - I knew someone here would know the answer. Still - there were approximately 50 views before a response was posted. Surprising once again.)

    So thanks for sharing your knowledge fellas - much appreciated.

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    Whirls

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    Re: Not sure of the top 3 here?
    « Reply #5 on: Mon 5 Feb 16:59 2018 »
    No problems Whirly, that's getting close to their max size so understand why a lot wouldn't twig straight away, they are usually smaller in close.

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    Re: Not sure of the top 3 here?
    « Reply #6 on: Mon 5 Feb 20:31 2018 »
    Yep, it is a finny scad. They are fairly widely distributed in the Indo Pacific and straggle down to about Sydney on the Australian east coast. It is a member of the carangid family.
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