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    got some elephants

    i went for a fish near ashburton yesterday, wasnt expecting to get alot maybe a kahawai or some rig.
    i threw a strip of squid on my hooks and cast just behind the breakers where i could see the water was cleaner and once my line was in the water i proceeded to setup my 2nd rod but i didnt even have time to put it together and my rod was bent over with something big.
    after a good tussle i landed my first ever elephant fish.
    spend the next 2 hours catching a few more elies and a handful of rig and spineys totaling 9 elephants, 6 rig and 5 spineys with the biggest elie being 6.5kg not a bad days catch

    whats the best recipie for cooking these suckers? i pan fried a fillet in butter but found it a but dry but still very tastey.

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    Sounds like a busy but good time. Can't help with the cooking hints though.
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    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    What an ugly fecker that fish is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    What an ugly fecker that fish is
    It bears a strange resemblance to Dundee.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Deep fry?
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Batter it or crumb it

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    Never had it myself, but I'm told it's good eating (the hephalump fish)

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    Did you catch the rig on squid?
    I have caught hundreds and never once on anything but crustaceans. Interesting.



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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Did you catch the rig on squid?
    I have caught hundreds and never once on anything but crustaceans. Interesting.



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    yep only used squid, went out again today and got another 6 elephants, and tons of rig probably 20+ and one of them was over a metre.
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