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Luke 1
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Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:04 am

My parents are over from the UK so I headed out at 6 to get some fresh fish for tea.
Mitch was busy building his new private empire and the other members of the team were nowhere to be found.
With high tide at 7 I trolled a sub sonic lure towards rough rock but only got 3 throw backs.
I then parked up and got a nice 50cm snapper on a new 130gram slider, cheers for the tip Doc. ;)
Then it all went very quiet. Got a small shark on the slider which got really tangled after doing crocodile like death rolls so with fish required decided to keep it. Hit a patch of fish just after 9 & got 7 snapper with another 50cm model.
Mission accomplished and had the shark last night, which was pretty good :y:
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Met my kids and parents back on the beach to show them my haul. Great morning on the water. :D
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46John
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Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:39 am

Well done - have not fished in ages. Three young kids is a killer... Out of interest, how did you fillet and cook that shark?

DocProfit
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Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:07 pm

Good stuff :y:

Barry and I launched from Army Bay and drifted around the Tiri channel.

It was pretty slow out there, no one looked like they were getting much.

Ended with 3.

Those heavy sliders work better for sure.

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Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:35 pm

Good work mate :y:

Luke 1
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Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:22 pm

46John wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:39 am
Well done - have not fished in ages. Three young kids is a killer... Out of interest, how did you fillet and cook that shark?
I tried to skin it but must of done something wrong. It looked easy on utube. I gutted it straight away then chopped the fins and tail off.
It was easy to fillet, just ran the knife down the backbone, no other bones in it. Then cut the skin off the fillet same as a snapper.
Coated it with bread crumbs then fried it.
It tasted pretty good, I'll definitely keep the next one I catch.

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Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:43 pm

Cheers - never thought to consider eating one! I heard once that most of the fish and chips fish in the UK is shark.

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AndrewRawlingson
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Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:21 pm

Those little sharks, smooth-hound or rig (gummy shark in Australia) are standard table fare in some parts of the South Island because the poor buggers have nothing else to catch. I caught one in the Waitamata once on a soft bait. I'll stick to snapper for dinner though :)

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