Fish ID?

 Looped this fella near Rotto today while freediving for crays. Obviously a Flathead of sorts, species type?

 

 

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 this one could be a deep sea

Sun, 2017-11-19 21:29

 this one could be a deep sea flathead. the coloration seem to be a bit off tho. 

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 Long head flathead ? 

Sun, 2017-11-19 23:23

 Long head flathead ?

 

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Spierre

Mon, 2017-11-20 10:59

nice fins mate, seen some use by the looks of the wear on the end :)
I love my pair!

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 Yep -  I have given them

Wed, 2017-11-22 17:00

 Yep -  I have given them hell over the last 8 years! 

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 we call them a tiger

Mon, 2017-11-20 11:12

 we call them a tiger flathead 

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Long Headed Flathead

Mon, 2017-11-20 12:52

 Darker colour variation , plenty in Geo Bay

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Agree

Tue, 2017-11-21 11:01

Leviprora inops

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Also known as a Rock Flathead?

Mon, 2017-11-20 14:20

 Look like what we used to see among the scattered rocks and kelp when I was ab diving in south oz--you could stab them through the head with an ab iron if you were quick

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 Always called them for

Mon, 2017-11-20 15:20

 Always called them for fringe lipped flathead.. 

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 Was it good on the chew?

Mon, 2017-11-20 15:53

 Was it good on the chew? Have thrown them back in the past not wanting to sacrifice it if it was shit to eat

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 unsure - in the freezer

Wed, 2017-11-22 17:04

 unsure - in the freezer right now

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 Initially i thought Tassel

Tue, 2017-11-21 11:45

 Initially i thought Tassel Snouted Flathead, but it looks a bit smooth

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Great job with the

Tue, 2017-11-21 13:00

Great job with the snare...see a heap of flatties in the river on night dives, just need a gidgy prong.

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 No gidgy's allowed in the

Wed, 2017-11-22 17:03

 No gidgy's allowed in the river unfortunately 

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Seriously.....never knew

Thu, 2017-11-23 12:03

Seriously.....never knew that. cheers

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 yep, all inland

Thu, 2017-11-23 21:56

 yep, all inland waterways/estuaries, no handspears or spearguns allowed. 

All good  :) 

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Well there goes the world in a basket

Thu, 2017-11-23 23:20

So! what that means that the days of kids walking along in the water near keans point with a gidgie and carbide lamp getting a feed of cobbler, flathead, flounder,mullet and if you where quick a few prawns. Have been banned by some do gooder who is on a crusade. Yes I know about the ban on taking cobbler in the Swan and Canning, that's based on science and is IMO a sound decision, but to ban what has always been a kids right of passage is just rubbish. When did the use of pointed objects banned.

When I was a kid it was something you always looked forward to doing on a Saturday night, along with trapping the water rats at the jetty and surroundings. I suppose that has now been banned as well.

Beam me up scotty the end of the world is nearly upon us.

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Long-headed Flathead

Wed, 2017-11-22 08:45

 I agree, this looks very much like Long-headed Flathead Leviprora inops

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 cheers for the ID!

Wed, 2017-11-22 17:02

 cheers for the ID!

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