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    Real Whitebait!

    Just reading the ever informative "Te Puke Times" and come across this fine speciman.
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    Grew up calling them mountain trout on the coast. Used to catch heaps as a kid in most tannin creeks around the place. They get heaps bigger than that one pictured.
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    I think these are the same breed Gibo ,could be wrong, sort of cucumber smell to them .
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    Thems be late season whitebait Chris

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    friggin big fritters comin up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    I think these are the same breed Gibo ,could be wrong, sort of cucumber smell to them .
    Have you or do you eat the cucumber fish cucumber fish chris.?
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    Kokapu are whitebait. They are a strong running bait and i think the largest bait. Those are cucumber fish Chris. If you are catching them it usually means an end to the run for the season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Kokapu are whitebait. They are a strong running bait and i think the largest bait. Those are cucumber fish Chris. If you are catching them it usually means an end to the run for the season.
    And the start of the sea run trout . I have herd of people eating cucumber fish , interested to find out if they any good personally I hate cucumber so they would taste like arse .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    And the start of the sea run trout . I have herd of people eating cucumber fish , interested to find out if they any good personally I hate cucumber so they would taste like arse .
    Ha Ha I like cucumber but not in a fish.
    They have a strong smell. Good surfcasting bait.
    The kokapu would be the best eating bait depending on what river it's come out of IMO.
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    Iv been invited to fish a good Stand on the mokinui for a week , been in the pipeline for a while , been chomping to go , just got the dates txt last night ! Fucking mrs 40 th birthday smack bang in the middle of it this may take some cunning to get around this one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    Iv been invited to fish a good Stand on the mokinui for a week , been in the pipeline for a while , been chomping to go , just got the dates txt last night ! Fucking mrs 40 th birthday smack bang in the middle of it this may take some cunning to get around this one
    Just sneak off and when you get back burst in the door holding out a pound of bait and yell happy birthday baby !

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    Personally never tried a kokopu.
    To be honest never heard of them.
    R93 i take it the prep is a bit more than mix with egg and make patty?
    More like fillet and cook???

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    There you go white bait is bigger girls
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    Call them smelt here, your cucumber fish. Dont blame you for that name though.

    Walking the river talking to old guys one guy was throwing the whitebait back and keeping the smelt. Silly old fart. His logic was theres more to a smelt
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    Is smelt an enunga?? If thats how its smelt or spelt?

 

 

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