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Billy
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19 March 2019 11:04 pm

Left the heads about 7 am in my mates 4.5m boat and headed for the FAD (about 21km away) argh
All the reports said the day would improve weather/swell wise, and although it was a bit lumpy and uncomfortable for a while, the conditions did improve and we had a cracking day out on the water.
The first pass of the FAD resulted in a hookup of a slightly undersized “Dollie” and from then on it was action stations with fish after fish caught and released until they finally slowed up as the sun got higher.
Around 14 fish were caught and we kept 2 that were above legal size for a feed later.
It was my first time catching one, and due to the conditions, I ended up catching the lot as my mate the skipper had his hands full of steering wheel playful
What an awesome fish!!
The colours truly have to be seen to be believed and they have to be one of the tastiest fish out there drooling
Every muscle is sore today, but I can’t wait to get out there and hook in again soon cool
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You can lead a horse to water, but it needs to be thirsty to drink!

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silver
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19 March 2019 11:13 pm

Looks deep too Billy.... Rainbow island in the background hey !
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What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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Billy
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19 March 2019 11:18 pm

silver wrote:

Looks deep too Billy.... Rainbow island in the background hey !
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … -11-41.jpg

Gday Mr Silver big_smile
‘Twas about 150m deep and cobalt blue gemstone
There were a few storms/showers about and managed to catch the right angle for all the colours of the “bow” rainbow wink
Awesome stuff!!


You can lead a horse to water, but it needs to be thirsty to drink!

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silver
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19 March 2019 11:26 pm

Billy wrote:
silver wrote:

Looks deep too Billy.... Rainbow island in the background hey !
https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … -11-41.jpg

Gday Mr Silver big_smile
‘Twas about 150m deep and cobalt blue gemstone
There were a few storms/showers about and managed to catch the right angle for all the colours of the “bow” rainbow wink
Awesome stuff!!

Must be near on 40 yrs since I been out to sea Billy.... but we had a flat sea with a blue sky one day " fishbowl ".... no horizon line at all... that I remember still !
You're doin well on the fish mate tongue


What a great day ! ,... " I'll see you in the field ".

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Sushi
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20 March 2019 05:58 pm

Such a pity they lose a lot of their colour when they are out of the water. Beautiful fish.

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Dave79
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20 March 2019 06:12 pm

One of the prettiest and tastiest fish in the ocean and put up a pretty good fight too. Incredibly fast growing too so no problem keeping a couple for a feed.


Prospecting must be like fishing, the big one keeps getting away!

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goldtruck59
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20 March 2019 06:30 pm

Great work. Ive always wanted to catch a Dolphin fish but never have. Do they fight well and how did you cook them?

GT trophy


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Billy
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21 March 2019 09:27 am

goldtruck59 wrote:

Great work. Ive always wanted to catch a Dolphin fish but never have. Do they fight well and how did you cook them?

GT trophy

Thanks GT, they have been on my bucket list for a while now too. It’s a long way out there in a little boat, so have to pick the days carefully argh
The dozen or so we caught were all around the 60cm mark and while they did put up a good fight they were hauled in relatively easily with the big gear we were using. What was also cool, was watching them launch out of the water all around the FAD and then having their mates swimming around underneath them as we got a hooked one boat side thumbsup
To cook them I kept it simple and just heated up some butter and garlic in a frypan and shallow fried the fillets for a few minutes either side.
Absolutely beautiful tasting fish and as fresh as you will get drooling


You can lead a horse to water, but it needs to be thirsty to drink!


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