Canning River bream

 Went for another little session on the Canning today with the kids and inlaws, this time took the tinnie to have a look at some snags further up stream. Got to the ramp and got chatting to a guy yak fishing, gave us a couple of spots to try (who ever you are, thank you), went straight to the spot, within 10 minutes had landed 4 fish over 30cm and plenty in the 25-30 cm range, father in law caught his first bream at 32cm, followed quickly by a 30. Went back to the wife and kids, picked up my wife and went back out to the opposite side to where we were, with in 10 minutes again landed one of 37cm and several more of around 30. kids were having a ball catching plenty of small ones around 20-25cm.  Yet again a bloody fantastic day on the river.Image preview

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Canning does it again

Tue, 2012-01-03 19:03

Yup, sounds like ya had ball!!! Matey that is one good looking fish right there!!!


kill it??? eat it!!!!

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canning bream

Wed, 2012-01-04 22:28

hey there, been doing alot of fishing in the canning recently and been getting into a few bream.

today was a weird day, caught a 37cm but the fish had what looks like ulcers all over the fish, has anyone seen them before? looks like parasites been eating through the flesh. makes me think twice about eating fish from the canning.

also caught one that looks like when it was young something had taken a chomp from its back but healed over.

finally one of the fish has one pectorial fin.

is this normal?


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 We caught a couple that had

Wed, 2012-01-04 22:37

 We caught a couple that had blemishes on there sides, looked like damage that had healed, but most seemed like nice healthy fish. Its funny you mention a bream with a chunk out of it, I caught the same fish on two seperate days with the same damage as you describe.

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ive had a few from the canning

Thu, 2012-01-05 12:39

with chunks out the back of them ranging from 20 to 35 cm  , i dont keep bream.. i throw them back- does anyone actually keep them to eat?  

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back from another sesh

Thu, 2012-01-05 18:58

pretty wild ride on my kayak today, had a piss poor session on bream too, getting only 1. while unhooking the fish i noticed some parasites (black little worms) in its gob and around the gills. seen them on larger bream and yellowtail grunters.

after reading the article about the easterners eating bream while on holidays here( worm like parasites eating through their body :( made them really sick) i was just wondering are these the same worms?

anyone seen them before?


ps hope im not hijacking this thread

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 We were out again today,

Thu, 2012-01-05 19:22

 We were out again today, caught plenty of small ones and 2 of 30 and 1 of 33cm. My father in law eats them and thinks they taste great, he ate 2 from tuesday and hes still kicking. I have seen the parasites you are talking about, they look like a small leech

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yep them are the ones. ive

Thu, 2012-01-05 21:56

yep them are the ones. ive only lately started fishing in the canning. most of the bream ive caught is from the nedlands area, and they dont seem to have them.

so i guess theyre fine then, not the worms that stay in the human body and start eating us.

happy fishing

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 Will keep an eye on the

Thu, 2012-01-05 22:34

 Will keep an eye on the father in law over the next couple of weeks, if bits start falling of him I will keep you posted!!   Oh, also caught a well over legal size blue swimmer today about two thirds the way between Riverton boat ramp and kent street weir, seemed a long way up.