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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Idealizedredesign
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Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:06 pm

Same as G1,
Actually I find I agree with most of what he says, should I see a doctor? :D
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Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:58 pm

I don't catch more than I (and family) can eat in one or two meals. Not interested in catching bag limits, just enough for a feed.
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Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:16 pm

Idealizedredesign wrote:Same as G1,
Actually I find I agree with most of what he says, should I see a doctor? :D
It might pay too!! :lol:

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Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:17 pm

G1 wrote:
Idealizedredesign wrote:Same as G1,
Actually I find I agree with most of what he says, should I see a doctor? :D
It might pay too!! :lol:
I agree with G1.

...... damn now I need to go see a doctor.
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Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:24 pm

destin wrote:
G1 wrote:
Idealizedredesign wrote:Same as G1,
Actually I find I agree with most of what he says, should I see a doctor? :D
It might pay too!! :lol:
I agree with G1.

...... damn now I need to go see a doctor.
:lol: Its going to be a busy night at the Docs :lol:

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Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:28 pm

TwoSpoons wrote:I don't catch more than I (and family) can eat in one or two meals. Not interested in catching bag limits, just enough for a feed.
Aye. I'm only interested in what can be eaten in one or two feeds. Too much work filleting otherwise ;-) I release the rest or give to Family and friends.
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Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:40 pm

I catch and gather a lot every week and I keep enough for three meals for the family(long enough to keep it in the fridge and still be fresh) and then freeze enough for a midweek meal so only in the freezer for a couple of days, the rest gets given away to different people on my give away list ever week. Crays and paua are a little different I give a few crays away but like to have a couple in the freezer for when people come to visit when I haven't been able to get any fresh ones for them and the paua I keep so I have a stash as I don't get them with any regularity :geek:
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Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:31 pm

1-3 years ago I fished regularly enough to catch my limit twice over, bring half a dozen home and give half of that away.
Sadly I don't get out so much....... In fact haven't had fish for 3 months ;( so next bin full will hopefully be my limit and all mine :P . Fish heads always go to a good home and rarely wasted now too.
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Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:23 pm

If I was catching more I would be giving away more. My one dogfish per trip doesn,t share out that well :D
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Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:14 pm

I only catch enough for 1 or 2 fresh meals for myself, wife & 4 kids ( and occassionally the in-laws up the road). Thats usually 4-5 depending on the size of them. I dont like filleting anymore than that and not into baking whole.
We steam the frames & head, pick the flakes of meat off as my wife makes amazing thai fish cakes..
Also it is nice knowing I am 2 mins walk from the beach and 300 metres (as the crow flies) to my fav spot so fresh fish is never far away..


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Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:41 pm

I only usually catch 2 or 3 meals worth of fish just for myself.......but generally not through choice |(
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Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:47 pm

i go for my limit every time i go fishing . i don't always catch it- in fact very rarely but all legal fish i catch come on board , i have no problems eating frozen fish . If i have a particularly good catch i might give awy to family and friends otherwise i eat well for a week :y:

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Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:54 pm

Perfect example...Went fishing last night caught 5 fish...filleted them and gave them all away :y:

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Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:53 pm

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:

YIP, pretty much all I need to say.
Although, leading into the Taranaki Classic, I have been stock piling Kahawai (and tuna scraps) for bait/berley...
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Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:33 pm

Thought this one could be an interesting poll.

I personally only really fish once a week if Im lucky and always fish for the enjoyment of being on the water first and then for the table.
Most of my catch is given away each time I go out and this sometimes starts with fellow yakkers on the water then onto surfcasters on the beach if Im feeling really generous.
My parents love fresh fish and cant afford to buy it so theres always fresh fillets for them, then the in laws get a couple of feeds normally leaving a couple of feeds for my family.
If the gurnard are biting Im not shy at freezing it and rarely give any away. I dont have a vacuume sealer so just freeze the fillets in a freezer bag but make sure to get as much air out as possible and pack flat for better thawing. Still tastes better than anything bought from the local Chippies.

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Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:37 pm

Nice one G1, i used to live in Whiti! Good area for speading the wealth around!!
Crabman, ive been givin a few fish when i was a surfcaster, thats what made me get a yak!! lols

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Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:16 pm

Go for the limit - but rarely reach it but means we can be generous with fresh fish - keep enough for 2 meals for 2 adults 2 kids; rest to extended family and friends and neighbours. At age 91 my Nana's not up to getting out there to catch any but really enjoys fresh snapper as wouldn't buy fish on the pension. Best enjoyed fresh - never freeze! Exception may be smoked fish pie as a popular meal to share with families in need at church.

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Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:46 pm

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The 4 Fish from the comp on sat went half to the lady that we get kebabs off, they're Greek and don't have any way of getting fresh fish but love it, and the other half went to a senior friend of the wife's who's now moved into a club for retired naked people. Both were received with fantastic smiles. Definitely a real buzz you get from sharing something that's less accessible than you realise. "fresh" snapper or I guess any fish in a supermarket just means "hasn't been frozen" but they still chill the shit out of it and it can be several days to a week off being caught. We are a seriously lucky bunch of bastards, and can spread a lot of awesome without a great deal of effort.

How much is a vacuum packer for freezing fillets? I'd never tried as frozen fish has always been a waste in my opinion.

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Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:54 pm

:o catching fish you don't eat seems wrong to me. The only fish I ever throw out is my bait when it gets too stinky. We have a limit where we fish of only 10 finfish per angler. It still seems like more than enough. Maybe the limits should be MORE stringent not less. Being legally allowed to catch 30 fish per angler in some places seems way too many to me. There might have been less troubles with overfishing in the sounds if more fisherman were catching less.
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Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:45 pm

I dunno if you are just a wind up merchant mate
..

The guy is being provocative, just spit the hook.
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