A few nice redfin

Hi all,

Got away with the family a couple of weeks ago and stayed in Bridgetown. Had a limited window to do a spot of fishing, so took a cruise into the Nannup general area for a bit of a flick. Walking one of the banks, I found a likely looking hole in among the snags. First cast had about half a dozen good size fish provide a follow and within 10 mins had pulled a feed out. Unfortunately, had to leave it for next time, despite knowing there are plenty of trout not far from where I was....next time.

These were a pretty good feed, cooked with butter, garlic, salt & pepper on the BBQ (wrapped in al foil). Very tasty, surprised me how good they were to eat with a great texture.

Second pic - roe out of the female (top fish)....and the stomach contents of the biggest male - gives you an idea how damaging these fish can be to our environment.

Thanks to those who provided some advice. These were caught on a red 'McFly' (HB).



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Good catch

Tue, 2018-10-09 15:50

Well done on the reddy catch and yeah, they can certainly create havoc with the local environment where every the get the chance to breed.

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 well done. even if only 1%

Tue, 2018-10-09 16:05

 well done. even if only 1% of them eggs survived you could only imagine . they certainlt can ruin an environment for the native fish. def good there is a no release policy on these fish. 


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 Can't believe you need a

Wed, 2018-10-10 09:07

 Can't believe you need a license to catch them . Their good eating is why they were released in our rivers in the first place.


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+1 absolute madness a licence is required

Thu, 2018-10-11 07:37

 a fisheries person rang for a survey three years ago. I caomplained about the licence requirement to catch Redfin. A number of illogical excuses were put forward by the fisheries person. The situation annoys me, and the cost of freshwater licence to fish for Reddies once a year is just silly.

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Nice reddies

Thu, 2018-10-11 07:40

Good fun

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 Well done mate nice

Tue, 2018-10-16 22:32

 Well done mate nice fish

 definitely taste better than trout