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    Quote Originally Posted by Chur Bay View Post
    Was that Bluefin good eating?
    Pretty good raw fresh.
    Maybe I'm just fussy but I didn't like it much cooked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rugerman View Post
    If that's real it's pretty bloody impressive
    Looks real to me and a heck of a shot at that!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Pretty good raw fresh.
    Maybe I'm just fussy but I didn't like it much cooked.
    That fish was just big enough to give everyone in the country a slice of fresh fish!!

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    Made a detour on the way home from kids sport today to have a scratch in the mud/sand.



    Didn't take too long to get a feed (was kicking myself that i hadn't thrown in the drag net and wet suits this morning tho)



    There are a few different stories i have heard about how to make them spit out the sand. However there is basically no sand inside a cockle. All the grit comes off the outside of the shell when you steam them open. So the cleaner you can get the outside of the shell the better.

    Best method i have found is to agitate them vigorously in a sink with water. When the water dirties empty it. Repeat the process until the shells are clean. Very tasty


    @JessicaChen this is what your looking for in that stinky papatowai mud, next time your down those ways

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    Cold evening fishing watching the sunset is pretty nice way to relax, couple of Kahawai from a kontiki set and nothing off the rods, Ohope Beach fishes better with a kontiki due to its flat profile.

    Fresh fillets fried in butter for breakfast with a couple of fried eggs and the smoker going now for smoked fish and salad for dinner. Its a simple way to eat and live

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    Casting practice at the local boat ramp and my boy caught a fish on a spinner!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    Casting practice at the local boat ramp and my boy caught a fish on a spinner!

    Golden memorys right there.
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    Those little kahawai go great on lite spinning rods. Had a lot of fun catching them off wharves and river mouths in the past.

    my fat belly would grow like a dog eating those fish it is a lot of work baiting all those kontiki hooks but I have always at least caught something. It does seem a bit more like work though compared with only baiting 1 rod. I don't use it much since I have the boat now but it would be cheaper than launching the boat I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rugerman View Post
    Those little kahawai go great on lite spinning rods. Had a lot of fun catching them off wharves and river mouths in the past.

    my fat belly would grow like a dog eating those fish

    Yep, fun fight, not unlike a trout on light gear. We ate the fish as the boy was keen. Scaled, gutted and gilled, head off then steaked. Coat n Cook and deep fried. It was actually pretty good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rugerman View Post

    my fat belly would grow like a dog eating those fish it is a lot of work baiting all those kontiki hooks but I have always at least caught something. It does seem a bit more like work though compared with only baiting 1 rod. I don't use it much since I have the boat now but it would be cheaper than launching the boat I guess.
    Agee Rugerman, catching a fish on a rod or handline off the beach, rocks or boat is way more fun. A boat is on the cards, I just have to decide where we are going to settle in NZ first. The kontiki or long line is way cheaper to buy, run and maintain than a boat, but as you know/say no where near the fun. Here I was thinking fish was good for your, maybe its all the butter..
    Cheers FBD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Schmo View Post
    Our spring chinook is the holy grail in the NW US and my life's work (you'd think I'd be better at catching em), they're endangered and the #1 reason for salmon research in the hydropower system on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. This was a hatchery fish but the truly wild ones that I work with/on are headed to Idaho headwater which are 1500km from the ocean and 1800M in elevation.
    Here you will probably end up spending most of your time looking at these guys:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_k%C5%8Dkopu Galaxiidae
    or
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torrentfish
    or maybe these interesting guys
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neochanna
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    Quote Originally Posted by 300CALMAN View Post
    Here you will probably end up spending most of your time looking at these guys:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_k%C5%8Dkopu Galaxiidae
    or
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torrentfish
    or maybe these interesting guys
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neochanna

    I find indigenous fish fascinating. Shame there are no sporting species.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    I find indigenous fish fascinating. Shame there are no sporting species.
    Torrent and Mudfish are amazing.

    Pity this guy is gone, he would have made for interesting sport fishing:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_grayling
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    Quote Originally Posted by 300CALMAN View Post
    Torrent and Mudfish are amazing.

    Pity this guy is gone, he would have made for interesting sport fishing:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_grayling
    Must admit, didn't know about torrent fish, very cool. I have a soft spot for bullies. Don't know how good the grayling would have been for sport fishing as no relation to European or Artic grayling. I have an amateur interest in marine/freshwater biology. Should have been a biologist!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    Must admit, didn't know about torrent fish, very cool. I have a soft spot for bullies. Don't know how good the grayling would have been for sport fishing as no relation to European or Artic grayling. I have an amateur interest in marine/freshwater biology. Should have been a biologist!
    Yeah I don't think they were up for a fight but would have added interest, their Australian cousins were popular with fly fishers until they became endangered and now protected.
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