What Fish was it?

Yesterday I went squiding in the river at my usual spot and found the river still too dirty( fresh water). After about a dozen casts I noticed from my high advantage spot a pretty big fish feeding in the shallows directly under me. I was about 15 foot above the river and had a really great veiw of this fish. At first glance it looked like a Dhue fish, NO CRAP. It had a very wide girth, greyish in colour and a bit of a cross between a paddle tail and a pointed one. It's side fins where also white as well as greyish. It was feeding in the shallow edge of the river amongst rubble(limestone). I threw my squid jig at it to see what it did but it just kept slowly cruising down river against the slow incoming tide. It was a big fish and was definately NOT a mulloway! As mentioned before it had a wide girth and weighed approx. 8 - 9 kilos. It tailed a couple of times whilst feeding too.
                   CAN ANY ONE GIVE ME AN IDEA WHAT I MIGHT HAVE SEEN ?


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big gobbleguts? :p River

Sun, 2007-09-30 08:59

big gobbleguts? :p

River Pinky maybe? They used to fish commerically in the swan many eons ago, i wouldnt put it past one changing to a darker color because of its surroundings.

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Big buff bream.  Seen them

Sun, 2007-09-30 09:14

Big buff bream.  Seen them graze on weed with there tails up out the water plenty of times.

That would be my guess.
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Saying Buffy aswell!

Sun, 2007-09-30 10:02

I'm with Noha with this one! But I haven't seen many Buff Bream in the river though. Good report nonetheless mate, good stuff!


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All the best for the future fishing trips.
Cheers.... Jangles

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Could be one of those sand

Sun, 2007-09-30 11:37

Could be one of those sand snapper/dusky morwong things, but probably a buffie


Last cast....

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agreeing wit jangles and

Sun, 2007-09-30 11:51

agreeing wit jangles and noha wit this 1....saw a couple at e shed around that size too...but its only ocasionally

the more u fish..the less stress u get....

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Get anything, Original Teenager?

Sun, 2007-09-30 11:53

Get any at E-Shed when you went mate? Anything decent caught?


My reels screaming zzzzzzz.... awwww damn it, its another boat!

All the best for the future fishing trips.
Cheers.... Jangles

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I don't

Sun, 2007-09-30 17:24

think it quite looked like a buff bream lads. Cheers any how. I reckon it was a dark big pinky. I'm with you Shizza..........Feel the force.........

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hey....did'nt manage to go

Sun, 2007-09-30 18:50

hey....did'nt manage to go mate...mom has her own plan..sry...thanks 4 all the tips.. vry much appreciated..ty jangles...ur a good buddy...would love to fish wit u sometime..sry i 4 get to pm u my no: the laz time....ill pm now..

the more u fish..the less stress u get....

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Arrhh mate..

Sun, 2007-09-30 18:54

No worries hey! Doesn't do me much hey. Just abit bored and well fisherman's help out fellow fisherman's. Can't beat it mate!

My reels screaming zzzzzzz.... awwww damn it, its another boat!

All the best for the future fishing trips.
Cheers.... Jangles