Buff

Buff

This is my buff bream from yesterday at hillaries. not huge, but my biggest for the year so far and gave a hell of a fight! guess at just above 2kg.

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 what reel are you using

Mon, 2011-02-14 06:57

 what reel are you using dude? nice shine...

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that is a Daiwa Freams Kix

Mon, 2011-02-14 16:57

that is a Daiwa Freams Kix 2500 Otoshi. hows the toman going over there?

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ahah nice little buff ;)

Mon, 2011-02-14 07:18

ahah nice little buff ;)

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tastes like s@#t

Mon, 2011-02-14 13:18

i would rather be eating my rod and reel as well buddy

ps fin-nor rods taste pretty good lol

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When i caught one couple

Mon, 2011-02-14 13:36

When i caught one couple years ago and got a japanese chef to carve it up raw and prep it just for the hell of it, my opinion along with another person eating it "Better then Tuna" if there was tuna sashimi infront of me now or buff bream sashimi i would take the buff bream.

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when i first saw this pic i

Mon, 2011-02-14 15:23

when i first saw this pic i thought you had snapped your rod, then i noticed it was a different rod in teh background. might need glasses.

nice fish! whats the biggest youve seen caught at hillareys?

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yeah, i actually want to see

Mon, 2011-02-14 16:53

yeah, i actually want to see how they taste, just can bring myself to do it hahah. haha yeah. my PB from hillaries was about 6kg! sure there are some bigger ones hanging around, saw a few when snorkelling that would have been pushing 8kg.

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Good one Liam You have got those Hillarys buffies worked out

Mon, 2011-02-14 16:57

mate. They might taste like crap, but they are fun on the light gear.

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What bait did you catch it on

Mon, 2011-02-14 20:00

What bait and rig did you catch it on?

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buffies

Mon, 2011-02-14 20:06

when we were 5 or 16 ish we used to berley them up with bread at hilarys and catch them on green peas for bait!! they really smoke you on light gear!

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dough mate. on a size 2

Mon, 2011-02-14 20:23

dough mate. on a size 2 gamakatsu shiner, running 8lb fluro leader. unweighted.

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Leema still suprised it didnt

Mon, 2011-02-14 20:46

Leema still suprised it didnt bust you off :O its the only one out of around 12 that i have seen never bite through!

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Used to try and spear the

Mon, 2011-02-14 20:51

Used to try and spear the around Garden island when I was a fit young lad ha ha . There were some absolute monsters swimming around. well done Leemo for catching one of the green shitters lol.

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Honestly i dont know why you bother...

Tue, 2011-02-15 09:21

 I cant see why you would bother eating buff bream personally :/ I understand they are very good fun to catch, especially on light gear, we were getting them on prawns back at home. But they dont even make good cray bait :/ So yeah.. Still i guess each to their own...

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weve caught a few rays using

Tue, 2011-02-15 17:02

weve caught a few rays using fillets of the stuff, mostly just cut them up and put them in a burley pot. ones this size i release though. always a bit of fun. thought he was gonna reef me a few times, blistering runs on fairly tight drag!

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what rod is that, also what

Tue, 2011-02-15 19:24

what rod is that, also what pound line were you running?

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its a Nitro Vapour 1-2kg.

Tue, 2011-02-15 19:26

its a Nitro Vapour 1-2kg. running 16lb i believe lol

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Little ones are quite edible

Sun, 2015-07-12 10:31

 Anything over a couple of kilos are just inedible. As with all the weedeaters with black lining in the stomach you need to skin them and cut the stomach cavity out. Works for banded sweep, zebra fish, black drummer, small buffs. How do i know? well, when you are camping bush in remote parts of South Australia and only have a light rod to feed yourself from, you get to try everything  Banded sweep would be the pick of that lot--skinless boneless fillets fried in butter, yum. had a lot of fun with that little old sidecast, 9lb mono and the 7 ft jarvis walker solid glass rod tossing unweighted bits of whatever i could scrape off the rocks as bait. Especially when a 28 inch long pinkie took the bait--what would that be, 70cm? Now THAT was a fight, which I won.

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Rod ratings?

Sun, 2015-07-12 10:33

 its a Nitro Vapour 1-2kg. running 16lb i believe lol---only an advisory, just like speed limits  

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 hahah any fish can taste

Mon, 2015-07-13 15:46

 hahah any fish can taste good with proper prep! 
And yeah, was pe0.8, roughly 16lb. Sunline Castaway I think. Was many moons ago haha

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WOW! Nice fish fellow

Mon, 2015-07-13 19:35

WOW! Nice fish fellow fisherman!

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bahah 

Mon, 2015-07-13 22:43

bahah shut up fag 

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Pitty the spot is plagued by

Tue, 2015-07-14 20:20

Pitty the spot is plagued by blowies now

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Liam

Tue, 2015-07-14 20:54

monster well done young fella remeber fishing comes second stay in school

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school

Thu, 2015-07-16 12:29

 this was 2011. probably explains a lot 
hahaha. 

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Explains everything

Thu, 2015-07-16 12:33

rod in mouth churchlands perfect hahahahah

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 'southern river

Thu, 2015-07-16 12:35

 'southern river college' 
more like 
school for kids who cant read good

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Bro

Thu, 2015-07-16 12:37

bro sticks and stones 

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