SCALLOPS

 Hi Legends 

I'm new to this stuff so please be gentle hahaha.

Some blokes at the pub reckon half the scallops you buy from the shops are just circles punched out of stingray flaps? 

Any truth to this???

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 Have heard the same thing

Mon, 2022-01-17 18:43

 Have heard the same thing years ago. If you want to make sure you get the real deal buy the roe on ones . Can't imitate them 

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Many years ago possible

Mon, 2022-01-17 19:05

Big round punch cut skin off . Couple of drops of orange food colouring. Always buy them with roe attached ( mentioned above)

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Scallop roe

Mon, 2022-01-17 19:24

 Oh yeah, thanks guys. Ya don't reckon if they're punching holes in stingrays they can add some roe from some bulk trawler shitfish?

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 I was of the understanding

Mon, 2022-01-17 19:27

 I was of the understanding that wa scallops are sold without roe as it is too bitter? 

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Yeah

Mon, 2022-01-17 19:34

 Don't see many with roe at the shops hey. Then you get the 1kg bags that look and taste about the same as greasy crab sticks from some wheatbelt roadhouse. OK with a teaspoon of chicken salt haha.

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Nah you can buy

Mon, 2022-01-17 19:31

With or without.

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Welcome..

Mon, 2022-01-17 20:33

Welcome .. don't know bout

scallops . But I like your

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 Yeah buy with roe on and end

Mon, 2022-01-17 20:38

 Yeah buy with roe on and end up with the Chinese ones bloated with water and 3/4 of the weight is roe.

Try and sear them and end up with boiled and stewed tasteless Claytons scallops.

Maybe better to just read the label properly and buy MacBoats scallops or one of the other local fishing companies.

NOTE-this specifically DOES NOT include Kailis Bros, who thaw and refreeze Chinese rubbish mostly

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 Stingray wings Old wives

Mon, 2022-01-17 20:46

 Stingray wings Old wives tale imo

I used to dive for them under the grain jetty in Rockingham may years ago, heapsoff to the right hand side in the red silty bottom. 

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Scallops

Mon, 2022-01-17 22:28

Local scallops from the Fremantle scallop trawl boats generally come to wholesale market in December, and get a high price.  Skate, which is the "stingray flaps", comes in year round and attracts a price of $5-$10 per kilo.  I don't know how the mongers sell these, but it wouldn't surprise me if some is processed to look like scallops.

Scallop fishery in WA seems fairly limited (I have not researched it though), but I agree with Rob that McBoats and others from the Abrolhos are probably the WA pick.  Local products that are looked after are always the best.

Bass Strait is a very productive scallop fishery, and the quality is generally good.  Roe on scallops seem to be sourced from there.

In my view, stay away from imported scallops.  Cheap scallops aren't good, good scallops aren't cheap but are worth it.  Make sure you know what you buy.

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 Good info, thanks

Wed, 2022-01-19 06:20

 Good info, thanks Mick.

Hopefully not too many scallop trawlers dragging boards across WA these days.  Hardly seems worth it for the damage they can do.

Be nice to know where the flaps ends up. That's a high price if that's what they're getting off the boat, must be in demand somewhere. Maybe crabstick and seafood extender sales are booming!

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Surprising

Wed, 2022-01-19 09:16

 Surprisingly not many stingrays are caught in demersal nets, in my years down south I would only have caught 10-15 total. 

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Skate

Wed, 2022-01-19 11:23

Got a bit more info on the skate at market this morning.  They are eagle ray wings, as apparently the other species are not saleable.  The mongers cut them into wedges and sell them skin on for about $15 per kg.  No idea how they are cooked an eaten though, and they only really come in during summer.

The local scallop trawl was very poor this season.  It seems that seagrass had grown over the beds and the boards wouldn't dig in.

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Sting ray

Tue, 2022-01-18 08:10

 If you have ever tried stingray flaps you would remember the taste and texture, there is no way you could pass it off as scallops, for one you can see the grain on flap meat but there isn't any on a scallop.

Buy Australian caught scallops not overseas rubbish, the old saying goes with this, what you pay is what you get in return

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 Similarly though, the Asian

Fri, 2022-01-21 22:30

 Similarly though, the Asian "scallops" we get thru KB etc, can barely pass as scallops except to those who;

  • buy once a year for a special occasion
  • Wouldnt know how good local ones (including Bass Straight) are, and so dismiss them as over hyped

Local ones are delicious raw straight out of the shell or even from frozen.

But for those that don't know the fishery in WA, it is highly reliant on the Leuuwin Current to drop spat along the coast and the major areas are Shark Bay, Abrolhos, Freo?, Albany and Esperance. There are years when MacBoats trawlers will sit idle otrher than the sampling runs for Fisheries, other years its full bore.

When I was longlining out of Albany in the very early 2000's one of the fish trawlers picked up a heap of scallops, the fleet came down and hit them.

I had my deckies helping to shuck at the Town Jetty and got bags full of scallops-was eating them for months, fucking heaven-I could live on them no problem.

My understanding of the fishery is that;

  • They trawl on sand-very little if any damage now that the sand patches are well known and plotted.
  • All the spat comes from Shark Bay, even if they are trawled bare at Freo etc, it has no effect on future spat settlement

Heres my scallop story 

We came into Geraldton from a longline trip in March and as soon as we were in sight of the harbour I could see all the trawl booms above the breakwater.

Fark... Alaways trouble when the scallop trawlers are in.

We unloaded our swords and tuna, sat down for a beer and one of the crew took our bags of rubbish to the skip bin.

He converged on the bin same time as one of the scallop deckies, they spoke for a second and got a punch in the face.

We jumped up, he walked back over and we asked "what the fuck happened?"

He said "he chucked a vaccum cleaner in the bin and I said for a laugh, ya know ya can just empty it and use it again"

He stared at him for a few seconds, punched him in the face and walked off...

10 deckies on a scallop trawler and 4 or 5 on a long liner, let that one go 

 

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 Great info, thanks

Sat, 2022-01-22 07:43

 Great info, thanks mate.

Drugs still an issue for crews?

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Decky needed

Sat, 2022-01-22 10:10

 Needed a new decky when working out of Canal Rocks area so put an add in the paper.

Was answer by a lady living close and also had a MC 5 and a Med2, lasted one day, bloody useless, sh had spent 7 years at sea down the blunt end of a Scolley boat shucking scallops , she could do all the paper work to get her tickets but as far as putting it into practice was anther story. From what I have seen she was 3 steps in front of other scolly deckies who would spend 20 or so hours a day down the blunt end shucking just to make a decent quid

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 Had a similar issue with

Sat, 2022-01-22 19:41

 Had a similar issue with some young ones applying for exemptions to get an unrestricted ticket even though they'd only done time in sheltered waters. "It's all the same water" they said. No idea.

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 Had Stingray in Singapore

Tue, 2022-01-18 12:26

 Had Stingray in Singapore once. Jeez it was shitty and no way comparable to a scallop in my opinion. 

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my thoughts

Tue, 2022-01-18 16:54

 are that years ago a fish n chip joint may get away with it crumbed or battered but seriously, if you can pass off a ray flap for a scallop then why all the hate on rays? I chewed an eagle once and it was great! (not scallop) though. I have also had scallops that i could roll out like a big tape worm . clearly crabstick / seafood extender/tripe materials

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Stinga Flaps

Tue, 2022-01-18 18:17

 I reckon maybe its like most fish. Cared for and prepared properly reckon most blokes would rate it in a blind test. If you just chuck a flap on a bed of coals would be horrific to eat.

Like most flaps, it's better when cleaned properly if your gonna eat it.

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Tue, 2022-01-18 19:23

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 Been thinking the same

Tue, 2022-01-18 20:22

 Been thinking the same thing.

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Just as we discussed Andy and

Wed, 2022-01-19 08:13

Just as we discussed Andy and all leading back to another member who's gone quiet of late I reckon  

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Easy fellas

Wed, 2022-01-19 09:22

 Sorry you guys but I'm not this Rod Stroker.

I did have a look at the post of his on here and there was some pretty disgusting language being thrown about - not by him though. Won't be letting the kids on this forum that's for sure which is a pity.

I'm just here for the learning and don't want to buy into any biffo. 

Tight lines gents. 

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 Got any fishing pics you can

Wed, 2022-01-19 11:08

 Got any fishing pics you can throw up?  Would be good to see what you've slayed in the past 

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Nah

Wed, 2022-01-19 12:10

Nah, I don't share photos of me and the kids on public sites mate, my brag board is all upstairs which is fine by me. I reckon some blokes get carried away with it. I'd like to see a lot less of the kill shots all over social media actually - especially demersals.

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 Ha ha nice deflect, didn't

Wed, 2022-01-19 12:21

 Ha ha nice deflect, didn't ask for pics of you or the kids.  You're a fisho but don't agree with fishing pics on the site, as long as it's legal bud nothing wrong with it. Why are you even here? 

To ask Dumb C^%t questions about ray wings? 

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Quality

Wed, 2022-01-19 12:40

 Well I'm not here to interact with blokes like you mate. Feel free to ignore my input if it leads to calling people you don't know a "Dumb C^%t".

Take care. 

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 Didn't call you a dumb

Wed, 2022-01-19 12:57

 Didn't call you a dumb C^%&^t I said the mode of your question was. 

I think a few of us have scoped you out a mile away.

Anyway have fun while you can. 

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 If you wont put up any

Sat, 2022-01-22 21:44

 If you wont put up any interesting pics or posts, then you don't have any "input" mate.

Single paragraph comments may pass as "input" on Facebook, but on a real forum its just white noise.

Ive had my ups and downs on here but at the end oif the day if you aren't going to actually contribute, you're just a groupie

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 Thanks for your input chief.

Sun, 2022-01-23 13:24

 Thanks for your input chief. I guess I had no idea how serious a recreational fishing forum was. I might have been fooled by recent posts about winch handles, blowies and golden retrievers etc. My apologies, I'll do better.

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 Thatd be awesome.I'm fairly

Sun, 2022-01-23 20:43

 Thatd be awesome.

I'm fairly sure your family is unlikely to be abducted by aliens/gypsies or other pirates because you post up a pic of a whiting they caught last year.

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FMD

Mon, 2022-01-24 05:06

 Just give it a rest Rob, I'm not bothered what you think. There's some great info here that other members have contributed. Maybe take the agro elsewhere mate.

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Tue, 2022-01-25 00:29

 Haha, no wonder you moved away from Facebook.

Your feelings would really get hurt on there from the “agro”

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 Maybe I'm a bit slow but

Wed, 2022-01-19 13:14

 Maybe I'm a bit slow but what are these guys after on here? I have heard of alot of it happening on Facebook sites as well lately? 

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Must admit

Thu, 2022-01-20 12:02

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I C U

Thu, 2022-01-20 20:41

 I'm watching..

 

Cant say I'm overly phased by scallops, don't mind them but can't say they spin my wheels or that I'd pay good dollars for them compared to what else you can get.  The boston Bay 500g mussel specials (when they're on at $7) and local chili sauce up here in ktown off the fish truck is epic, have to drive the bottom road to stop the wallet getting busted out all too often.

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 Try wrapping them in strip

Sun, 2022-01-23 15:47

 Try wrapping them in strip beacon with toothpick to hold beacon on and do on bbq

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Bacon. The practical mans pork belly.

Sun, 2022-01-23 18:06

 Can confirm this . I do the same with abs but not as good as with scallops. Bacon improves everything - except ya cholesterol levels.

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Mmm mmm

Tue, 2022-01-25 06:19

I like to cook em flip, flip on a super hot pan place each one on a little blob ( half scallop size ) of harissa mash and top with a wee bit of pork belly. Pretty damn hard to beat!. 

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mash?

Tue, 2022-01-25 07:18

Please explain Harissa Mash, im liking the sound of that.

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Too easy

Tue, 2022-01-25 09:15

Go to Woolies and get a tube of Harissa paste. Make some dirty mashed potatoes ( lots of butter and salt and whisk them in a stand mixer for the fluffiest potatoes ever, if no stand mixer just make sure there's no lumps ) Add harissa paste to your liking and Robert is your fathers brother.  

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Mmmmm

Tue, 2022-01-25 09:54

 Sounds great.

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Dyslexic

Tue, 2022-01-25 11:02

 Wouldn't want to be dyslexic when reading it, Marissa Hash. 

 

Read through quickly and had to do a double take to work out what you were talking about

 

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 Best scallops I ever had

Wed, 2022-02-02 12:51

 Best scallops I ever had were at the old Star Anise in Shenton Park. Had a thin medallion of fresh pineapple with the scallop on that, topped with shredded duck meat and crushed roasted peanuts. Delicious!