Fish ID

 Fish id pls. Some kind of morwong?

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 Painted or slate sweetlip.

Mon, 2020-04-20 14:31

 Painted or slate sweetlip. Mother in law fish.  Boil fish and boot in water. Drain water. Throw out fish. Eat boot

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Sand snapper

Mon, 2020-04-20 17:47

 Also known as sand snapper

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blue bastard

Mon, 2020-04-20 15:13

 not the best eating

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 Considered a prime target on

Mon, 2020-04-20 18:24

 Considered a prime target on fly, but not much else

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Sold at the Seafresh fishmonger chain as sand snapper

Tue, 2020-04-21 07:51

 And apparently very popular, maybe some members of the public don't know what good fish should taste like ...

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Got 2

Tue, 2020-04-21 10:13

 Got 2, a big one that we took the sides off on the boat and a smaller one to identify back at the shearing shed at Gnaraloo. We had heard of them but never caught one before. 

A surfer was there having a beer with us and helping to fillet and pack so we offered him the smaller one to try, "no way, you don't know what it is and you want me to test it"

Okay, here have some fillets [off the bigger one that he knew nothing about], he came back the next day and reckoned they were not too bad so we gave him the rest of the big ones fillets and the ones off the smaller one.