Finally a size Dhu!

Did 40 miles today in a mates boat. Threw my guts up from 8 until 12.

All forgotten when we got a size Dhu on the boat! 

 Naturally, because I am not a moron, it swam away with assistance from a release weight. 

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Perfect size for the pan

Sat, 2023-04-01 17:34

Perfect size for the pan according to Punchy, well done!

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 Good to see a sense of

Sat, 2023-04-01 17:38

 Good to see a sense of humour

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Hah ..

Sat, 2023-04-01 19:25

Classic .. cheers pirate  

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 Ha ha ha gold!

Sat, 2023-04-01 19:26

 Ha ha ha gold!

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Looked and thought

Sat, 2023-04-01 20:30

The same gold. See on another site everyone thanking don. Fair few good ones caught

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 A funny post I wonder

Sun, 2023-04-02 10:22

 A funny post 

I wonder though, how many people will consider keeping a fish this small?

We all know that there is an element amongst us that keep EVERYTHING.

While the vast majority of us have enough integrity to not keep something like that, Dickhead Punch has now made it legal........

Just saying......

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 Straight into the pan for a

Sun, 2023-04-02 11:30

 Straight into the pan for a sanga mate yummo

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Eyes

Sun, 2023-04-02 11:36

By the looks of the popped eyes that fish is probably gonna die anyway, this fish is why the new rules have been put in place ! 

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It was the 6th fish following

Sun, 2023-04-02 15:19

It was the 6th fish following wrasse so I wasn't expecting anything other unfortunately. We did apply a release weight and didn't see it float up so hopefully it was ok.

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 Don't have to justify

Sun, 2023-04-02 18:29

 Don't have to justify yourself Swompa the rules are fucked up. Hope you had a good day between the throwing up.

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Headed out to the fish towers

Mon, 2023-04-03 05:37

Headed out to the fish towers south of Rotto.  700mm YTK (my first one) on the first drop which was pleasing and then a little bluefin tuna (pretty sure it was) - another first - when trolling between spots. Saw a few free jumping around.

Mate managed a small pinky out there.

Moved back into 20m at the back of the 5 (so i could cook brekkie at 12:00) and managed 5 wrasse and the baby dhu. 

Best fishing I have done since Ningaloo in June last year. 

 

I found the YTK to be quite decent. 

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Threw a couple of

Sun, 2023-04-02 16:56

 300mm models back,1 nice harly

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Appreciate the humour in your

Tue, 2023-04-04 15:53

Appreciate the humour in your post but for me, I'm feeling a bit dispondent about these new rules, I can't help but think that WA fishos have been presented with a noose to hang themselves with and sure as shit they're not going to miss the opportunity to do it. I hope I'm wrong but I see Dhu numbers declining under these new rules and a total demersal ban coming in at some point in the future, who knows perhaps that's the end objective here.

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 The thing is the bone would

Tue, 2023-04-04 17:46

 The thing is the bone would be pointed squarely at DPIRD and the minister involved for absolute incompetance. But your right I'm getting an uneasy feeling with all the pics I'm seeing plastered over social media etc. 

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 I do agree with you. I had

Tue, 2023-04-04 18:04

 I do agree with you. I had joked that we would get a 10cm dhu on the weekend.

Had I been certain that it would have died I would have kept it, but it was still kicking around a bit so hope it was able to swim away with the release weight in its gob.