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Offline Monster Line

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St Joseph's? Where are thou?
« on: November 14, 2017, 02:15:58 pm »
Hey everyone,

Where can one find these strange creatures. St Joseph's I believe, I will be back home next week but would love to catch these weird and wonderful creatures.

Where would be the best place to go? What bait and what time of day?

Thanks.

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Re: St Joseph's? Where are thou?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 03:58:07 pm »
St Joseph/ Elephant fish. I've caught them along the garden route at night on chokka and pilchard baits meant for kob when the water is very cold.

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Re: St Joseph's? Where are thou?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 09:21:06 pm »
Thanks for the response @bunkerking

Is there anywhere I can buy them? Again a bit tricky though becuase if not done right it will release ammonia.

I wanted to catch a few to eat at an upcoming family reunion.
 

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Re: St Joseph's? Where are thou?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 10:38:23 am »
Sorry, I have no idea if this is a commercially sold fish. Maybe someone else can shed more light?

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Re: St Joseph's? Where are thou?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 08:46:53 am »
SASSI list it as RED - a do not buy fish...

http://wwfsassi.co.za/fish-detail/95/

Now is not a good time to go fishing... said nobody... EVER!!

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Re: St Joseph's? Where are thou?
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 09:23:11 am »
they are still trekked if i'm not mistaken by the west coast treknets.
They are quite often caught on the west coast, as mentioned in colder water... will take any worm bait, and soft chokka baits.
4/0 mustad demon circle

Initial bite and take is exactly like the same size kob, as well as the fight, perhaps bit stronger than same size kob.

They are not called "penkabeljou" for nothing and with no bones and much softer flesh than most sharkies, very nice to eat.
Men... what lies ahead on that beach... IMMORTALITY.... TAKE IT IT"S YOURS!!!!!!

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Re: St Joseph's? Where are thou?
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2017, 10:15:35 pm »
Very common in this part of Australia, not really targeted by many but a welcome catch due to good fight and good eating quality, mostly caught as bycatch on tjokka, sard and prawn. Very often caught off  the beach too
Men go fishing all their lives.. not realizing it is not fish they are after

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Re: St Joseph's? Where are thou?
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2017, 02:11:15 pm »
I have been fishing for the last 5 years and I consider this my number one priority, my best days off are usually gatherings by the river, tete-a-tete. At the moment, my work is helping to find a cheap corporate law assignment help in Australia for students and competent people, but fishing is mine. And finally, for the first time, I will fly to Australia as a flight and I will not miss the take to catch St Joseph's and this will be a great success.
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Re: St Joseph's? Where are thou?
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2017, 10:08:36 am »
Oi Monster Line don't worry too much about serving them at your gathering,  just serve fresh hake. Nobody will know the diffs. Just make sure you skin the hake beforehand.
Hake probably one of  the  most underrated fish around.

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Re: St Joseph's? Where are thou?
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2017, 11:52:23 am »
 :welc:   Triangulumsplinter  :-)  where did you come up with that tag ? Lets see lots more of you . :toppie:
My wife allows me to keep all the fishing tackle I can hide.