How Much? Eat or Give?

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How Much? Eat or Give?

Poll ended at Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:00 pm

Eat none I give it all away
0
No votes
Eat some give the majority away
9
12%
About half and half
22
30%
Eat the majority myself and give a bit away
38
51%
Keep it all to myself
5
7%
 
Total votes: 74
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Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:00 pm

This one is from Crabman: How much of the fish you catch do you eat yourself vs give away to family/friends?

Eat none I give it all away
Eat some give the majority away
About half and half
Eat the majority myself and give a bit away
Keep it all to myself
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Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:45 pm

as long as I've got a few fillets in the freezer, I rarely bring more than one fish home per session, so when (if!) I'm catching, I release most of my fish. I occasionally give a whole, prepared fish to our neighbours.
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Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:53 pm

Never have fish in the freezer, there is normally a bowl of raw fish in the fridge done in lime ect, we eat fresh fish if it is there first over before meat, will always give fish to the old people up and down the road, problem is they always turn up with cakes later in the week. All heads and frames go the guys at work. Often just chop up a few fillet and take to work with soy sauce and eat it through the day.
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Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:26 am

I love eating it myself but also love the feeling of giving some of it away. It's even better if I can give it away to someone who cooks it better than I do and they give me some :clap: so half and half.

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Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:10 am

We eat it all ... I guess that is the effect of a Family of five.
That said, I never come home with more than we can eat ourselves (more due to good luck than good management) so nothing goes to waste.
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Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:44 am

I eat a bit of my fish (mrs doesn't eat fish)and I give the rest away. I get great pleasure in giving it away. I figure I have spent the money to catch them, I might as well catch a few more so others can enjoy it. This saves them paying ridiculous prices at the supermarket.
I always have a reserve stash in the freezer for me though :y:

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Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:49 am

Have an ole boy living behind us in his mid 90`s cant afford it and loves it and always gets a few fillets :y:

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Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:52 am

Have never frozen catch before but hey, its got to be better than some smashed up hoki! Any tips on freezing fresh fish?

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Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:02 am

mikG wrote:Have never frozen catch before but hey, its got to be better than some smashed up hoki! Any tips on freezing fresh fish?
Get a vacuum sealer! :y: That's the only tip you need :lol:

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Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:28 am

G1 wrote:I eat a bit of my fish (mrs doesn't eat fish)and I give the rest away. I get great pleasure in giving it away. I figure I have spent the money to catch them, I might as well catch a few more so others can enjoy it. This saves them paying ridiculous prices at the supermarket.
I always have a reserve stash in the freezer for me though :y:

Same I'm the only one who eats it so one fish is enough for me.
Family/Neighbours get the rest and I get cakes and veges in return works for me.


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Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:59 am

I know I know :!: :!: :!: but its plain and simple >>>


It is a serious offence for anyone else such as recreational or customary fishers to sell their catch. Selling includes offering for sale and barter

bar·ter

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Exchange (goods or services) for other goods or services without using money: "he often bartered a meal for drawings".

Noun

The action or system of exchanging goods or services without using money

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Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:12 pm

awondering wrote:I know I know :!: :!: :!: but its plain and simple >>>


It is a serious offence for anyone else such as recreational or customary fishers to sell their catch. Selling includes offering for sale and barter

bar·ter

/ˈbärtər/
Verb
Exchange (goods or services) for other goods or services without using money: "he often bartered a meal for drawings".

Noun

The action or system of exchanging goods or services without using money
Sounds like they need to lock us up Kev :lol:

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Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:15 pm

Pretty much like the rest. I tend to keep what I can eat with the family unless I know I am going to see some well deserving individual within a day or two. The wife works with a Kuia who lost her husband recently so she is first on the list. Aunties and Nannies next.
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Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:17 pm

G1 wrote:
awondering wrote:I know I know :!: :!: :!: but its plain and simple >>>


It is a serious offence for anyone else such as recreational or customary fishers to sell their catch. Selling includes offering for sale and barter

bar·ter

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Verb
Exchange (goods or services) for other goods or services without using money: "he often bartered a meal for drawings".

Noun

The action or system of exchanging goods or services without using money
Sounds like they need to lock us up Kev :lol:

Not me mate, I dont barter, unless you call the smile on the ole buggers face "Barter" then i am in the shite :!:

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Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:21 pm

Your getting something in return...even if it a smile :lol: :lol: Prison for you mate...pack the slippery and remember in the words of nzimp "its only gay if you kiss" :lol: :lol:

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Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:23 pm

G1 wrote:
mikG wrote:Have never frozen catch before but hey, its got to be better than some smashed up hoki! Any tips on freezing fresh fish?
Get a vacuum sealer! :y: That's the only tip you need :lol:
Wot he said. If you have to freeze it, vacuum bagging is the only way.

We eat far, far bigger fish portions than the usual 100g serving size, but it's 'free' and fresh so make the most of it. Almost to the point of gluttony sometimes :lol: We have a few elderly 'regulars' who get fillets/heads and you can't help but walk away with a big grin and warm fuzzies after seeing the looks of delight on their faces.

If you haven't tried it yet, find a nearby elderly neighbour and introduce yourself with a couple of fresh snapper fillets :y:
As has been said, karma in the form of cakes is alive and well :D

Fillets offered out of generosity with no expectation of reward shouldn't classify as barter - likewise cakes offered at a later date as an equivalent (and totally unrelated ;) ) act of generosity
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Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:34 pm

^^^ As above keep a few feeds for wife and kids send some fresh sides to ma and pa and inlaws and great grandfarther and then heads come to work with me and are given to a list of clints who are very thank full for them

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Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:53 pm

I give a lot away to those who can't catch/buy fish. They love it and my favourite is to give supper fresh fish to people who don't like fish and watch them change there mind. Some people think fish and chip fish is how it should be. They don't like the smell. But as you all know, iced fresh fish does not have a strong smell.
Also we love cooking albacore tuna in chicken dishes and watching as people even our own kids thank us for the chicken diner. When you tell them its fish there faces are fantastic.

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Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:46 pm

G1 wrote:Get a vacuum sealer! :y: That's the only tip you need :lol:
+ 1 :y: :y: :y: :y:
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Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:53 pm

I don't freeze it. So anything we cant eat at home (which is alot of fish mind you) over a few days gets given out.
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