Land based fish care with no ice

 Just interested to know how everyone looks after their caught fish when fishing landbased and have no esky full of ice to store then in. How long would you keep a fish before needing to get it on ice? Planning an overnight trip and trying to figure out what the plan would be if we get a decent fish that we would want to bring home.

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 Couple of hours at most.

Tue, 2014-03-18 21:00

 Couple of hours at most. Can't be too hard to take to take two bags of ice in an esky?

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 8-10km pushing a new track

Tue, 2014-03-18 21:01

 8-10km pushing a new track the last few kms... Yeah ice wouldn't be a priority haha

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May be different when you can

Tue, 2014-03-18 21:05

May be different when you can shit through a sieve thanks to old mate food poisoning. :-)

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 Just cook it up wherever you

Tue, 2014-03-18 21:05

 Just cook it up wherever you are then, can't beat freshly caught fish anyway

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Was always told to bury it in

Tue, 2014-03-18 21:16

Was always told to bury it in the damp sand

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 Tether it!

Tue, 2014-03-18 21:17

 Tether it!

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Wet hessian sack?

Tue, 2014-03-18 21:27

 That's how the old boys on the boats used to do it before ice and esky. Keep out of sun and keep wetting so the evaporation keeps it cool. 

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Rockpool if fishing from the

Tue, 2014-03-18 21:49

Rockpool if fishing from the rocks?

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Is it as expensive as steak

Wed, 2014-03-19 06:53

Is it as expensive as steak from a Rockpool?

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 Yeah I was thinking of a

Wed, 2014-03-19 08:39

 Yeah I was thinking of a rockpool or something but is there any risk of the fish degrading once dead in water? How long would be too long to leave it? Obviously not planning on keeping a fish overnight but if caught first thing in the morning and we wouldn't be back to ice/esky till arvo what are the options if the fish was kept. 

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 When up at Quobba some of

Wed, 2014-03-19 09:04

 When up at Quobba some of the fish we caught didn't get iced for a good 6+ hours as ice just isn't a posibility at some locations. Just find a clean rockpool and keep the fish in it out of the sun. Other option is a hessian sack left in the water. Just don't make the mistake I did and leave it where the tide rises a lot... had to dive blind into a 4m+ deep rockpool to fetch my bloody cobia back lol!

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+1 for the hessian bags, we

Wed, 2014-03-19 09:15

+1 for the hessian bags, we still do it when i dive out with the older boys, wet bags keep the fish all good just keep soaking them as they dry

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Instant ice?

Wed, 2014-03-19 09:48

 http://www.koolnsoothe.com.au/kool_n_soothe_instant_ice_pack2

 

Just squeeze bag , chemical reaction , intant ice , prob solved, arh stuff it , hessian bag mate , stupid new fangled great inventions.

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 agree with torquenfish,

Wed, 2014-03-19 09:57

 agree with torquenfish, throw em in a mesh sack so no flies can get to em. first thing first is bleed it.

or jus raid the ash tray for 6 bux n get a cuple bags of ice.

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fish bags

Wed, 2014-03-19 10:00

I have a couple of those fish bags that fold up to a reasonable size so if you dont get a big one you wont need to get it out.  Worked great a few times on the boat when we have cleaned up on good size macks as the will fit fish 1.5m long, they need a little bit of ice though.  Leemo off hear was using them at quaobba as its an easy way to carry macks back across a bit of terrain

otherwise as others have said the hessian sacks kept wet are a proven way

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 Cheers for the comments

Wed, 2014-03-19 12:09

 Cheers for the comments guys. Hessian sack plus rockpool should do the trick. 

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 This walk is guna kill

Wed, 2014-03-19 15:10

 This walk is guna kill meeee. We guna get lost and die ben haha.

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Similar to the hessian sack I

Wed, 2014-03-19 22:16

Similar to the hessian sack I use an old pair of jeans. Just cut the legs off. They hold a heap of water when wet so stays nice and cool when there is a breeze. Seems to work quite well with tailor if I catch a couple keepers early in a night.

You can also tie them off To prevent flys, crabs, birds, etc getting into it.