Deep water IDs

 Hi all just wondering if anyone has any idea on what these 2 are caught it 430m off ocean reef this weekend.

One im guessing is a Black Snoek or Barracouta (not sure which one) so was returned

and the other im guessing some type of gurnard (tasted delishious)

Cheers Belly

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frostfish

Sun, 2014-08-24 19:48

Bottom one looks very frostfish

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Short finned, spiny ruby

Sun, 2014-08-24 19:51

Short finned, spiny ruby snapper.....haha.

Your braver than me heading to the shelf on a day like Saturday!

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Gemfish for me &

Sun, 2014-08-24 20:27

Bottom one is a Gemfish for me & commiserations to you if it was released!

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First one

Sun, 2014-08-24 21:08

My guess now after hours of searching on the first one is Big Eyed Ocean Perch..

Ill be keeping them again for sure. Smallish fish but dam delishious!!! Caught about 10 wish we kept more then 1.

 

As for the second one thought it might have been a gem fish but was too unsure to bother keeping. Spewing if it was..

 

Yeh John was pretty scetchy heading out in the morning but other then the swell and lack of fish it was magic in the deep.

Belly

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I think you have them both sussed

Sun, 2014-08-24 22:14

Bigeye Ocean Perch and a Black Snoek. Gemfish are generally a lot more solid both in depth and width.

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Yep, agree, Big Eye Ocean

Sun, 2014-08-24 22:10

Yep, agree, Big Eye Ocean Perch.....grow to 1.5 kg and 60 years old........wow, slow growing fish. Apparently excellent table fish, as you have found.....and poisonous spikes.....

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ocean perch

Mon, 2014-08-25 08:01

They have me cheering when they hit the deck. Great eating. My mate copped a deep spike from one last week, drew blood but no pain.. He might have been lucky??

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Black Snoek - Thyrsitoides

Mon, 2014-08-25 09:48

Black Snoek - Thyrsitoides marleyi

Straight from Fishwreckopaedia

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Snoek

Mon, 2014-08-25 16:36

Yeh black snoek.  Caught one of exxy, kept and cooked, definitely be released next time!

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Did u have a bit of time in

Mon, 2014-08-25 18:52

Did u have a bit of time in the small room Adam -m8 nearly lost his ring after eating what he thought was a gem fish- turned out to be a black snoek

as far as I know we don't get gemmies in WA

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Gemfish in WA

Mon, 2014-08-25 19:06

Fyi the link below suggests there are gemfish in WA. Never caught one myself. There is another fish called an escolar which is related to the gemfish and the black snoek and these apparently can literally give you the shits in a big way. This is probably what your mate ate.

http://australianmuseum.net.au/Gemfish-Rexea-solandri-Cuvier-1832/

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Gemfish

Tue, 2014-08-26 09:18

Yes, we definitely have Gemfish in WA - in fact 4 species! This is a very interesting family of deepsea fishes. If anyone is interested and feel like a bit of Google-time, in WA, we have at least:
GEMFISHES — Gempylidae
Striped Escolar — Diplospinus multistriatus
Snake Mackerel — Gempylus serpens
Escolar — Lepidocybium flavobrunneum
Black Snake Mackerel — Nealotus tripes
Sackfish — Neoepinnula orientalis
Longfin Gemfish — Rexea antefurcata
Small Gemfish — Rexea bengalensis
Royal Gemfish — Rexea prometheoides
Gemfish — Rexea solandri
Oilfish — Ruvettus pretiosus
Barracouta — Thyrsites atun
Black Snoek — Thyrsitoides marleyi

Oh, and that is a Black Snoek above.

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Cheers

Mon, 2014-08-25 18:53

 Cheers guys yeh that was my thought hence the release.. Good to know for sure cheers!!

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 GOOD BEARD!

Tue, 2014-08-26 16:02

 GOOD BEARD!

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Cheers Mate

Tue, 2014-08-26 19:36

 Cheers mate plenty of time and effort gone into growing it over the last 9 months

Belly

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gemfish

Wed, 2014-08-27 21:31

gemfiush, i love them, and maybe a gurnard?

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Bottom one

Sun, 2014-10-19 15:06

 Definetly black snoek

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HAHA

Sun, 2014-10-19 19:23

Knew there had to be a comment about the beard

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