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December 2011

Josh from Florida hooked up a very nice bonito

December 30, 2011 All At Sea 0

Bonito have moderately large, strong jaws which carry a single row of relatively small, but distinct, conical teeth. They are generally dark green to blue on the back, silvery-green on the sides and silvery-white on the belly. A series of dark, longitudinal stripes are eviden …

Offshore Reef Fishing at Middle Ground and off Cronulla Beach

December 29, 2011 All At Sea 6

 The forecast was pretty good with 10 – 15 knots and 1.8 metre sea. But it was tough going with the boat rocking and rolling. If Sammy the Seal hadn’t been there it would have been a better catch rate. But the guys did well, with a mixed box of nannygai, red rock …

Michael from Canada caught a Red Rock Cod. Well done!

December 29, 2011 All At Sea 0

The Eastern Red Scorpionfish colouration is highly variable from light grey/brown to bright red with blotches or may also be a mottling of all these colours and blotches. They have skin flaps on the head, lateral line and other parts of the body, 12 venomous spines on the dor …

Catch of the Day – Port Jackson Shark

December 15, 2011 All At Sea 1

The Port Jackson shark, Heterodontus portusjacksoni, is a nocturnal, oviparous type of bullhead shark of the family Heterodontidae, found in the coastal region of southern Australia, including the waters off Port Jackson. It has a large head with prominent forehea …

Fish Species

December 14, 2011 All At Sea 2

Know your fishes Yellowtail Kingfish As you may know, the minimum size is 65 cm and we have thrown back quite a few. The ones we kept were 66+ and up to 75 cm. We like kingies, they are good fun to catch, easy to clean and excellent table fish. Click here for more information …

Tuna preparation for cooking

December 14, 2011 All At Sea 1

This not a specific cooking recipe but more about preparing fish like striped tuna, mackerel tuna and other pelagic species. By the way, credit goes to Deckie Steve who came up with this and it has been proven correct with many people saying, “That’s the best piece of fis …

Thai Fish Cocktails

December 14, 2011 All At Sea 1

Thai Fish Cocktails Get your blender going and whip up following: Coarsely chopped ½ large red capsicum 1 cm piece of chopped ginger 2 garlic cloves 3 table spoons of Sweet Chilli Sauce Optional: a piece of Thai Palm sugar Throw in 500 g of any firm fish fillets. It can be Y …

Summer will be here soon!

December 12, 2011 All At Sea 0

It’s been a difficult spring and winter with big seas, strong winds, heavy rain and many trip cancellations. But it is warming up today and we are preparing for a nice weekend. We will do half day offshore reef fishing trips, as usual trolling for salmon, bonito and kin …