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    Rig (Lemon fish)

    Until the waters warm up a bit , my go to fish is going to be Rig . Started off with 4 decent size fish on sunday . My family enjoy it crumbed or battered but would love to have some ideas on other ways . For those that don't know the fish its firm and mild in flavour . Anyone tried smoking it ? (remembering its had its skin removed ). Cheers Munsey
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    Havent tried smoking it.....could be worth a go.
    I only really like it battered and deep fried (yea I know me liking battered) and its almost better once its been frozen?
    Gave away a couple big fellas Sat.....next I get will try smoking some.

    @mikee may have some recipes ?
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    Well we normally hav it crumbed (been converted to PANKO ?? crumbs at someones suggestion.
    Its also good curried (mild not scorching)

    And we have also used it in as below ( I could not be arsed typing it out ) and it works with any white fish even hoki

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    Bugger its on his side, we prefer Rig over Snapper, Snapper is over-rated

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    My Mate Cubed it & flowered it then browned it . Then did a sweet and sour . He recons Was primo . Will try that one Tomorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    Well we normally hav it crumbed (been converted to PANKO ?? crumbs at someones suggestion.
    Its also good curried (mild not scorching)

    And we have also used it in as below ( I could not be arsed typing it out ) and it works with any white fish even hoki

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    Bugger its on his side, we prefer Rig over Snapper, Snapper is over-rated
    I will agree snapper is over rated but I prefer it to rig.

    Good to know people who love it tho
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    My Mate Cubed it & flowered it then browned it . Then did a sweet and sour . He recons Was primo . Will try that one Tomorrow
    If you find something you really like shoot up here for a weekend, I will drink beer while I watch you fillet mountains of rig
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    I will agree snapper is over rated but I prefer it to rig.

    Good to know people who love it tho
    Its gotta be finned, gutted and trunked ASAP then into Salt Ice otherwise it can be very "sharkey"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
    Until the waters warm up a bit , my go to fish is going to be Rig . Started off with 4 decent size fish on sunday . My family enjoy it crumbed or battered but would love to have some ideas on other ways . For those that don't know the fish its firm and mild in flavour . Anyone tried smoking it ? (remembering its had its skin removed ). Cheers Munsey
    Better to smoke with skin on as it can get messy but yep very very nice smoked with a traditional rub used.

    What are you using for bait munsey?
    I have only ever caught them on crabs or shrimp here on the Coast. I get some big bastards as well, especially females.


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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Better to smoke with skin on as it can get messy but yep very very nice smoked with a traditional rub used.

    What are you using for bait munsey?
    I have only ever caught them on crabs or shrimp here on the Coast. I get some big bastards as well, especially females.


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    Shelfish munchers so If you want to target them on a rod crab obviously and pipi/tua tua are great baits but they can be caught on a wide variety of bait shop baits also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Shelfish munchers so If you want to target them on a rod crab obviously and pipi/tua tua are great baits but they can be caught on a wide variety of bait shop baits also.

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    I have been surf casting the west coast for years and not once caught them on a traditional bait. That's not saying you can't as I have seen other people get them on squid.

    I always throw 2 rods out. One with crab and one with squid or similar.
    Crab will only catch eleys or rig the others will get spikey dogs or greyboys with the odd random in there.
    Might be why there in close in the first place. Just looking/feeding on shellfish.
    You don't have to cast far for rig at home.

    Never tried tua tuas or pipis. But we don't really get them where I fish in any numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Better to smoke with skin on as it can get messy but yep very very nice smoked with a traditional rub used.

    What are you using for bait munsey?
    I have only ever caught them on crabs or shrimp here on the Coast. I get some big bastards as well, especially females.


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    We had live red crabs ( mate took his grand kids out with a crab pot ) and whole uncooked freezer burnt prawns (the cheap vietnamese ones ) . The prawns out fished the crab 6 to one . @mikee I agree fish are landed then trunked finned and gutted the instant its unhooked . Then into Chilly bin . The fillets are in fridge in a large bowl . I can put my nose right up to the bowl can't smell a thing . I hate that shark smell , I think it was you or cam or both that got me onto the trunking .
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    We checked there gut on a few . All full of crab . Interesting they take the prawn over there normal Diet
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    cube it then egg it and cornflour then stirfry in a bit of oil then add lee kum key lemon stirfry sauce.when caught best to trunk and fin as fast as you can then into ice slurry skin it at home then into water with a bit of white vinegar for a couple hours can help with sharkey taste some just use a bucket of clean saltwater preferably not near a fresh water source instead of the vinegar especially if you are going to freeze it .any sea fish is best soaked / cleaned in seawater if freezeing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    I have been surf casting the west coast for years and not once caught them on a traditional bait. That's not saying you can't as I have seen other people get them on squid.

    I always throw 2 rods out. One with crab and one with squid or similar.
    Crab will only catch eleys or rig the others will get spikey dogs or greyboys with the odd random in there.
    Might be why there in close in the first place. Just looking/feeding on shellfish.
    You don't have to cast far for rig at home.

    Never tried tua tuas or pipis. But we don't really get them where I fish in any numbers.

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    Yep spikeys are cunts...eat anything and will prick you if you are silly enough to give them a chance. Rig seem to be more selective.
    Here at least they start to come in shallow around now to feed up on crabs and shell fish and drop pups so more sandy beaches than rocky coast.
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    Rig is now one of my Favs
    Wife does a great job of it - never crumbs fish though - tiny/little salt with white pepper direct onto fish - light flower coating with oil/butter 50/50
    VERY hot - gas on full blast - and with lid on pan
    Yep - she cooks steak with lid on too - bet that gets a reaction

 

 

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