Centroberyx whatchamacallit

Centroberyx whatchamacallit

Will need to check the exact species of this, but a confirmed new one on the jig. Its not a red.

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Probably yelloweye redfish

Fri, 2011-05-20 01:26

Probably yelloweye redfish (C. australis). I would have said nannygai (C. affinis) but it had 6 dorsal spines and had the yellow eye (didnt think nannygais did)

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is it edible??

Fri, 2011-05-20 01:40

If it is, its a keeper!! lol


yeh not sure......hybird??




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if its red

Fri, 2011-05-20 13:54

its dead.


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groper livie??

Fri, 2011-05-20 07:12



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possibly a swallow tail

Fri, 2011-05-20 07:19

Is it a swallow Tail by chance. thats about the size they get too

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Swallowtails look pretty

Fri, 2011-05-20 08:57

Swallowtails look pretty similar in some ways but quite easy to tell apart if you're looking for the right things

Heres a swallowtail: http://fishwrecked.com/image/jigged

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Pretty sure Harro hooked into

Fri, 2011-05-20 09:26

Pretty sure Harro hooked into some of those out wide a couple of trips back.

I remember him describung the Nannie with yellow eyes,

They brought up a Hapuka, which spat a whole one out of it's gob.


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That tells me i'm releasing

Fri, 2011-05-20 09:53

That tells me i'm releasing my next one! To a waiting mouth hopefully, hehe.

The dollie we got spat out half a dozen mulies (or pretty similar, but probably not previously frozen ones given the conditions). One of the deep fish spat out a tiny whitebait.

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Thinking swallowtail Matt, we

Fri, 2011-05-20 10:34

Thinking swallowtail Matt, we have hooked a few off the cape on jigs but only in the 50m mark

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Swallowtail have the very

Fri, 2011-05-20 11:28

Swallowtail have the very obvious tail and a different less stocky body shape, so definitely not a swallowtail. Tail is quite pointy as well as being long See the previous link for a pic.

All 4 (or 3) like jigs though! I've gotten the swallowtail in 90m, and all of them in 200.

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Here ya go

Fri, 2011-05-20 12:32

page 3, 1/4 way down, Fishwreckapedia


Yellow-eye Red Snapper - Centroberyx australis
Sun, 2010-08-08 00:07

In Western Australia commonly referred to as Nannygai (Centroberyx affinis), although true Nannygai only occur on the south-east coast of Australia. 

Yellow-eye Red Snapper are red with distinguishing yellow eyes.  The pelvic fins are pale, the pectoral fins are almost transparent and the forked tail has a broad intense red stripe on each lobe. Like Red Snapper, these fish also have 6 dorsal spines.  True Nannygai have 7 dorsal spines. 

Yellow-eye Red Snapper grow to 32cms in length. 

They are considered good eating. 

In Australia they are found from Shark Bay Western Australia, south around to the South Australian/Victorian border, in deep offshore waters.