Swan River Fish ID Required

Unfortunately I do not have a Pic, but whilst fishing for bream from a kayak around Belmont/Ascot area I hooked up quite a few small fish ranging from 10 - 23cm, look like a trumpeter?

Distinguish markings: Two black spots on tail fin, looks like five finger marks along back, motley brown colour with faint brownie strips around nose, white belly. They love prawn but not squid strips.

The next day I saw them cruising up and down the river with the bream in the shallows. I can not find them in any ID correspondence.


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Yellowtail Grunter?

Mon, 2009-02-02 11:31

Yellowtail Grunter?

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only pic i could find, but

Mon, 2009-02-02 11:32

only pic i could find, but there a very common by-catch when fishing for bream. Little pricks put up a good fight too for there size!

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Here's one but a small

Mon, 2009-02-02 12:15

Here's one but a small fish

 

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yellow tail grunter

Mon, 2009-02-02 13:13

yellow tail grunter

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Those awful grunters

Mon, 2009-02-02 13:58

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Thanks Guys

Mon, 2009-02-02 15:18

Has anyone eaten one?? I assume they would be boney

Any way they are bigger fish to fry (Pardon the pun)

 

 

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I know you have to watch their spines and gill rakers

Mon, 2009-02-02 16:43

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We just throw em back, had

Mon, 2009-02-02 21:19

We just throw em back, had a run on the mulloway gear on one live one though.  

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