So much for snapper size small

Last few days guys I know been getting 850 to 985 long pinks. I personally won’t chase them this year . But makes me wonder about results . And where they get them from. I do understand bringing ban forward. And agree . Extended area wrong .There already in numbers and spraying as you lift tthem. Tagging should be stopped also . Why upset them while doing there natural breeding cycle . Leave them . Not many hand in tags anyway.. plus heaps get lost to sharks. Just my thoughts


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They no longer tag. That

Fri, 2019-08-23 21:31

They no longer tag. That program finished a while ago.

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Really

Sat, 2019-08-24 06:06

So they do no more tag and release. News to me.

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 Yeah.I guess they got all

Sat, 2019-08-24 21:50

 Yeah.

I guess they got all the info they needed thru tagging .

Now they just cruise around estimating fish quantities with the side scan 

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Lol

Sun, 2019-08-25 06:06

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Fisheries were out tagging

Wed, 2019-08-28 21:09

Fisheries were out tagging today killing time waiting for their drumlines to go off

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Watching from work

Thu, 2019-08-29 06:55

Fair few pinks got smashed by the looks. On surface in one area most the day. Not even full moon.

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caught one

Sat, 2019-08-24 10:34

I caught one a few years back with a tag in it. Took a photo and details, length, weight and sent it through to recfish. Fish was released as I felt bad haha

You must be fishing North little johnny, havnt heard anyone catching down Cockburn way

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I’m not fishing for them in

Sat, 2019-08-24 19:59

Cockburn at all this year . 2 spots in Cockburn Been doing well. ( mates)1 well know ,other a handful of people. Must admit impressive fish. I use to hand in tags years ago . No more though personal reasons. Even got one with 4 tags last year .

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 Really? We put in hours and

Sat, 2019-08-24 20:06

 Really? We put in hours and hours in the past two months and didn't even get a little one in the sound.

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Didn't realise size of fish

Sun, 2019-08-25 12:05

Didn't realise size of fish was brought up as an issue, first I've heard of it, I'm interested to see those findings If you have a link to that Johnny.

Yep big fish inside now, biggest for us 11.6kg yesterday

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 If fisheries want to protect

Sun, 2019-08-25 12:08

 If fisheries want to protect breeders 100% then bring ban forward another month, end of July

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That’s a solid fish. Were you

Sun, 2019-08-25 12:51

That’s a solid fish. Were you fishing the snapper Comp?  

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Nah dodgy. What comp was

Sun, 2019-08-25 14:00

Nah dodgy. What comp was that, PGFC?
950 length, have caught a few that size before but nothing like the girth through the shoulders like this one

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Yeah. Perth Gamefishing Club

Sun, 2019-08-25 17:26

Yeah. Perth Gamefishing Club snapper Comp. Fish that big would of been worth a few grand worth of prizes.  

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 Yeah mate,  their whole

Sun, 2019-08-25 16:15

 Yeah mate,  their whole strategy is to allow fish size to get  bigger.

Pretty sure they are happy with quantities etc, its just size they want to improve, apparently.

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I thought the point of

Sun, 2019-08-25 16:29

I thought the point of extending the ban was to protect the breeders as they've been coming in earlier in previous years

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 I guess that's their

Sun, 2019-08-25 18:31

 I guess that's their intention.  by not allowing any fishing during September in that zone.

I get that a lot have been taken this month also but I think it's good that the public can still get into them without doing shit loads of damage to the bigger breeders.hopefully it pays off and in 5 years we are seeing more of those 1m trophy fish.

 

 

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Beau .big thing in there findings

Sun, 2019-08-25 19:32

Was about size . Not many fish near the meter mark. When spawning they taste like puss anyway. Thing that gets me is I thought snapper numbers where on increase . Most the fish that where poisoned or nuked ( Fryed gills)few years back where all big fish. Never seen algae bloom kill rock crabs of rock wall and everything from top fish to bottom fish . Within 2 ks of certain area of garden island.i do support ban if it helps by all means. Pretty soon we will only be able to fish 2 months a year. And triple our licence fees

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My efforts this season have

Sun, 2019-08-25 17:33

My efforts this season have been down...the wind direction and current have been an absolute Prick, couple spots that have worked just havent.

My experience thinks it's been the quitest season in years so far.

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Yep i tried the old fashioned

Mon, 2019-08-26 11:28

Yep i tried the old fashioned way a few times to no avail aswell, and when the current and wind finally played the game i got smashed by rays

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yep..ya know when your burly

Mon, 2019-08-26 18:34

yep..ya know when your burly is going the wrong way...