They are a bit slow up around here in the NT

http://www.ntnews.com.au/lifestyle/fishing/its-official-blue-bastard-is-our-own-new-fish/story-fnkchy3h-1227523383916

I think it's cool that the local rag has a fishing section on thier web page but i found this a bit strange. i've nailed heaps of Damps even without flys or lures and seen the fights in the water too. oh well it could be an option to chase for some fun up here.

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so how is that fish different

Wed, 2015-09-16 07:46

 from sweetlip I've caught heaps of them Perth Abrolhos Exmouth and can be good eating but very hit and miss

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Blue Bastard : scientific

Wed, 2015-09-16 12:26

Blue Bastard : scientific name Plectorhinchus caeruleonothus

Around Perth we get Painted Sweetlip, scientific name Diagramma labiosum.

May look similar, but going by the scientific names, must be completely different species.

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I've caught several of these

Wed, 2015-09-16 13:29

I've caught several of these buggers around Coral Bay. I didn't think that they ate that well, very fishy.