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Offline PRENO

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SMALL FISHING REPORT FRIDAY NIGHT 06.11.2020
« on: November 09, 2020, 10:16:34 AM »
On Friday night, I took my Dad for a fishing trip on the South Coast. Wife permitted  w;k
Weather was perfect, so we decided to go at night due to the high temperatures during the day.


On arrival of our first spot, is an open bay between to sets of rocks, fished about three hours, tried sardine, octopus, squid, and prawns, not even a bite, fished from 10 pm to 1 am.
So we decided to move spot to a more rocky area, I put a sardine belly with a chokka head, managed to get a small kob, released it.


Dad persisted with whole sardine bait, managed to get a -+60 cm Threadfin fish, was a bit confused at first as I just know that these fish are called Threadfin, but had to google it to confirm the fish. Kept the fish.


Dad tried again, in the same spot. hooked into a monster fish, managed to get the fish close to the shore, unfortunately fish came lose 2 meter away from being landed, hook and a piece of the bait came back, checked the line, no grazes on the line, this place has a lot of horizontal rocks close to the shore, possibly a bigger Threadfin?


Dad tried again, this time fish took the bait, dad hit, reeled in, no hooked was left, could have been a big Shad, or Moray Eel.


The bites stopped, it began to rain. left the beach around 5:30am.
Good nigh of fishing although only managed two fish, one keeper.


Later that day, tried the Threadfin, fried it with masala mix, it was absolutely tasty :shk











« Last Edit: November 10, 2020, 10:16:34 AM by PRENO »
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Re: SMALL FISHING REPORT FRIDAY NIGHT 06.11.2020
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2020, 01:11:29 PM »
Nice, I think the african thread fin is an atlantic ocean species. Did you perhpaps catch a  Threadfin Mirrorfish

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Re: SMALL FISHING REPORT FRIDAY NIGHT 06.11.2020
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2020, 04:40:12 PM »
Hi


Picture is not clear as I had to decrease the size.



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Re: SMALL FISHING REPORT FRIDAY NIGHT 06.11.2020
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2020, 08:28:46 PM »
Indian threadfin

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Re: SMALL FISHING REPORT FRIDAY NIGHT 06.11.2020
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2020, 08:29:24 PM »
   
Looks like


Name: Indian Threadfin
Scientific name: Polydactylus indicus
Family: Polymenidae [Threadfins]
TL: 40.7 cm [max to 142 cm]
Width[excl fins]: 6.7 cm
Wgt: 420 gms
Water: Marine, brackish
Depth: Up to 100 m
Habitat: Mainly shallow coastal water on muddy, sandy  bottom. Ascend rivers and near river mouths. Feeds on bottom living crustaceans and fishes.

Food value: High price [usually cut into smaller cuts]. High in demand. Very tasty meat. Usually eaten steamed. It's considered a higher grade than the 'fourfinger threadfin'.

Local water: Yes

Identifications: 5 filamentous rays. Longer caudal tail than the 'fourfinger threadfin'.



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Re: SMALL FISHING REPORT FRIDAY NIGHT 06.11.2020
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2020, 10:16:08 AM »
ah...good one, thank you
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