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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:34 am 
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Look guys, fishing does not always mean that you will catch big fish to display on the forum.The ground reality is that sometimes things don't turn out that way, especially in a new location where the weather and lack of local knowledge will be to one's detriment. This is what happened on this trip and we thought that if we took a charter boat we would be able to catch the red snapper ,and the King George whiting,that Kangaroo Island is famous for.

It didn't quite turn out like that...first of all the red snapper season was closed and we missed it by two days,so that was out. Secondly, the King George whiting were there (these are about 3x the size of a normal whiting) but we could not catch any big ones.

The reason is that the charter boat was confined to calm waters,of the American River (actually a bay),because of its size and these grounds have been heavily fished leaving only small tiddlers for us to catch.

However, because these species are quite different from what you may see in India we will put them on the forum.



This is the charter boat suitable for two people fishing at the same time. This suited us perfectly.
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Salmon trout - smaller version of the Australian salmon that I will write about later, caught while trolling.
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The most successful lure of the day - it is a River to Sea shallow diver that I purchased for a few bucks from the sale bin at the tackle shop.
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This is a razor fish - this will cut your feet up very badly if you walk barefoot on the mudflats - it is beautiful eating (just like scallops) but the skipper used to smash the sides of the shell and toss it overboard as berley.
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This is called a black fish - larger sizes of these make good eating after the black internal skin is removed
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Snook - what an aggressive fish, it hit the lures and flew into the air and was tremendous fun!
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Red mullet - larger sizes of these are prized eating for the Italians.
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The skipper of the boat had trained the wild gulls to be hand-fed upon his return to the jetty.
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These are the only fish kept by us although we must have caught at least 30 to 40. The top 3 snook went to the skipper and the bottom 4 whiting went to our stomachs!
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We certainly hope to go back to Kangaroo Island again and make up for the lack of big fish, which managed to evade us this time.

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:12 am 
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Amazing place
Breathtaking pictures.
Just WOW


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:24 pm 
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Nice catch and great pictures. Thanks for sharing them.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:53 am 
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Congrats KIngfish And thanks for sharing those wonderfull pictures


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:24 am 
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Nice fishes. Never Seen these variety.
How was the mullet hooked? I liked the mullet.
"Redsnapper season closed" meaning ?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:52 pm 
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Hello Mario,

Thank you ..and what have you been up to these days? More barra?

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Kingfish


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:59 pm 
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@ dmelloralf

Ralph - I posted these to show the variety of fish around the world.

The mullet was caught on bait, if you see it's picture, you will notice a bucket in the left hand side with some triangular shells in it.

These are called "pipis" in Australia ( funny name!) .. One removes the soft flesh within and uses it as bait on the hook, it is very effective.

Apart from looking good, apparently the red mullet is very tasty and I hope to try it someday at an Italian restaurant.

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Kingfish


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:51 pm 
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very true sir. the size of the fish doesn't matter. Beautiful variety there .. congrats and thanks for sharing.

cheers
samit


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:41 pm 
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@ samitim

Many thanks.

@ dmelloralf

Ralph - I forgot to answer your query on" red snapper season closed".

Commercial and recreational fishing is closely regulated by the Govt. in Australia so as to preserve fish stocks and to have a sustainable industry.

The season for catching red snapper was closed for a specific period in which the fish were spawning and opened on 1st Dec.2011. in South Australia.

Our holiday was just shy of the opening day.

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:56 pm 
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kingfish wrote:
Hello Mario,

Thank you ..and what have you been up to these days? More barra?

Regards,
Kingfish

Still did'nt get the time to persue them . Thanks for the helpfull info .


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:51 pm 
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Beautiful species

Loved the way how the skitter is feeding the gull.

I have a doubt: there is a pic of fish named razor fish where I didn't notice the basic characteristics of a fish such as eye,mouth,fins,scales tails etc :?
It looks quite like the fossil tooth of great white shark... :oops:

last but not least congratulation for such catches...

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:43 am 
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arish wrote:
Beautiful species

I have a doubt: there is a pic of fish named razor fish where I didn't notice the basic characteristics of a fish such as eye,mouth,fins,scales tails etc :?
It looks quite like the fossil tooth of great white shark... :oops:



:D Arish :D :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:37 pm 
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Wonderful fishing. Thnks for sharing the pics and happy fishing.


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Nice catches Sir!


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beautiful pictures :D


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:14 pm 
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Awesome...thanks for sharing

Saiki


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:53 am 
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kingfish wrote:
@ dmelloralf

Ralph - I posted these to show the variety of fish around the world.

The mullet was caught on bait, if you see it's picture, you will notice a bucket in the left hand side with some triangular shells in it.

These are called "pipis" in Australia ( funny name!) .. One removes the soft flesh within and uses it as bait on the hook, it is very effective.


Regards,
Kingfish


Those triangular shells in the bucket are found here also.
In My native place its known as 'Shipis' :D
Never tried using it as bait.


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