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Both Caught off the beach at Anvil near Denmark. Both were released to fight another day... just interested what they are!

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 Top one looks like a Drummer

Thu, 2021-01-14 21:27

 Top one looks like a Drummer of some sort (same family as buff bream and luderick etc) . Bottom ones is a damsel fish, not sure of specific breed tho on either of them 

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1 might be a..

Fri, 2021-01-15 21:10

Western Rock Blackfish AKA Black Drummer

The other a Black Bastard AKA Black Damsel AKA McCulloch"s Scalyfin.....They will attack you if you go within 6ft of their home, been bitten before several times.

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 Thanks chaps! Very

Thu, 2021-01-14 22:00

 Thanks chaps! Very interesting - never encountered either of these two! Plucked from a hole about 20m of the shoreline... fished it for a couple of hours and was bites every cast! In addition to those two, picked up herring, whiting, a 42cm skippy, big tarwine, banded sweep, wrasse... never seen so many different species off the same land based spot!