Sea Sweep

Has any one caught and kept sea sweep for the dinner table before? I caught two yesterday and released one and have just finished eating a fillet and was quite impressed. It was actually a lot less fishier tasting and better textured flesh than the skippy I got. Any one caught a fish they thought would taste terrible but got a pleasant suprise at the dinner table?

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Sea sweep

Thu, 2006-11-09 16:53

We caught some when we first moved to Perth.Initially didnt know what they were but kept one for i.d. Found a nice firm white fillet which was good on the plate, also found them similar to small pinkies as far as landing was concerned i.e. headshake once hooked.
Not a fish i would target but certainly could turn a poor day into a feed, and lots of fun to catch and release

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sweep

Thu, 2006-11-09 20:04

i think they are also quiet nice but make sure too keep them as cold as possible because they mainly eat weed they are more of a vegatarian fish so when you leave it in the sun for a while it has a funny smell so make sure its bled and on the ice and filleted as soon as possible.

fish hard fish safe fish for the future

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Good call

Fri, 2006-11-10 09:54

With ya there Foz, called both of mine for snapper and was a bit disappointed when they came up. Still very impressed with the eating qualities and I didn't bleed it either. Next time will definately bleed and gut straight up. Cheers fellas.

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