I've never caught this fish before?

 Can anyone I.D this rock cod type fish? I have never caught one before. It was bycatch when I was out targetting Snapper in New Zealand

 


Alan James's picture

Posts: 1837

Date Joined: 30/06/09

Looks like

Tue, 2018-07-03 12:19

a Kelpfish, also known as a Hiwihiwi in your neck of the woods. 

____________________________________________________________________________

                                                                          

                 

Posts: 17

Date Joined: 27/05/18

 Yes it sounds like you are

Tue, 2018-07-03 14:22

 Yes it sounds like you are correct in saying that it is a Hiwihiwi, quite a few people are telling me the same