Eating whiting

 So when not hunting the notorious tailor I've been playing inside the marina with bream and pinkies. But always thrown all fish back as just after a bit of fun.


As sand whiting have no size limit what would be a decent edible size. I've seen people taking really small whiting which to me seems like a waste of a good fish that could have grown.

even with no size limit what do you guys consider too small for eating once filleted.

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i keep a few for a feed when

Tue, 2013-04-16 07:48

i keep a few for a feed when i get them at least 10cm to 15cm or i put back or sometimes use as bait

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 Yeah wolf, same here. I

Tue, 2013-04-16 08:08

 Yeah wolf, same here. I usually thrown them back if they are under 6" or so. Even with that size the fillets are only a "fish finger" size each anyway.

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I dont waist my time with

Tue, 2013-04-16 09:41

I dont waist my time with fish under 20-25cm. purley because I couldnt be stuffed filleting them for little return. small ones make a good live bait (or dead for that matter).

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dont bother filleting whiting at all

Tue, 2013-04-16 09:44

just scale and gut then straight in the fry pan with some butter then suck the meat straight off the bone ,shits on kgw done like this

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 Agreed, never bothered

Tue, 2013-04-16 11:18

 Agreed, never bothered filletting whiting in my life, scale, gut, frypan = Yummo!

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Or just gut, scale and

Tue, 2013-04-16 11:58

Or just gut, scale and deepfry whole - then no issue with eating the bones


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Number 1 bait for pink

Fri, 2013-04-19 07:53

Number 1 bait for pink snapper !!!

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 i always keep the small ones

Sun, 2013-04-21 22:53

 i always keep the small ones freeze them up for the next fishing trips bait