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    Kahawai

    Can you freeze the fillets?

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    As long as you don't want to eat them.
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    I see

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    Smoke then vac pac and freeze.

    Annyone into hunting and fishing should have a vac packer.

    Really it is more important than bullets or lures. GET ONE.

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    Hard to catch fish with a Vac pac Vc

    I got kahawai at the Waitaki the other day
    filleted, rubbed with brown sugar and sea salt/garlic, marinated in the fridge untill tea time
    then wiped off the sludge with a paper towel and grated some more salt and garlic on , just a sprinkle, then smoked in the portable smoker and put a knob of butter on when they were ready.
    beauty.
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    Gut them and freeze them with the head still attached. For some reason this holds the flavour a little better than with out.
    But I'd date them and eat within a year.
    They will make lovely fish cakes
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    Kawhai? We used to feed it to our dog till she got sick of it. Although in saying that is nice straight out of the smoker on fresh bread or better still make a smoked fish pie
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    Our a chowder

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    Hard to catch fish with a Vac pac

    True but to my mind not much point in catching them without one.

    Unless of course you can catch a feed litterally whenever you want.
    They are so plentiful up here I can catch them pretty much anytime i can get out but best to get 10-20 good ones and smoke em all up at once.

    Most kahawai I bring home are chucked in the fishing chest freezer whole to be later minced with fish oil for burly.


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    It's easy enough for me in summer to pop down to the Hoki mouth, 5 min drive from home, catch a couple and have them on the BBQ in an hour. Both the girlfriend and I hooked one first cast today. Goes well on the charcoal Weber rubbed with brown sugar, sea salt, fennel and crushed garlic

    Keen on the idea of stocking the freezer a bit too so I shall look into the vac sealer

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    What size do you get up there ?
    I took cell photos of mine but haven't figured out how to put them into the computer as cell is new.
    The ones i got the other day went 5-6lb and fought better than any trout I've ever caught
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    I've seen them schooling so hard at HiHi in doubtless bay that I've kicked them onto the beach.
    That was back in 87/88 though.
    Used to fish them using a string of shamarno flys with a lure on the end could get double hook ups!
    Was a load of fun even better if a big kingy came in and smashed them

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    A couple from today. Didn't weigh them

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    A couple from today. Didn't weigh them

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    That one your holding looks frozen......is the fish shop behind the camera woman
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    Figured it
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    Then they were prepared to be smoked
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