Kidney Slapper saved the day

Kidney Slapper saved the day

My eldest daughter Rachel with one of two nice KG's we caught yesterday. A welcome addition to the icbox when we struggled to get anything else of note.

Tagging kit got another workout on undersize and "just size" dhuies.

A bag full of plump sand whiting and a couple of cuttlefish saved the day.

 

Only drama for the day was the scaling bag rope snapped whilst towing, leaving 50 or so big whiting floating in the water. Thankfully they didnt sink while I frantically turned the boat around to pick them back up.

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Nice one there Rachel!

Sun, 2011-08-28 12:29

Nice one there Rachel!

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nice kg

Sun, 2011-08-28 12:36

i can imagine the look on your face when you realised the rope had snapped!

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Hooter KG

Sun, 2011-08-28 12:41

 well done, Question - Do the scaler bags do a thorough job?

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Absolutely

Sun, 2011-08-28 14:17

 I swear by them. The day you use it for the first time, you will wonder why you didn't buy one years ago. 

 

No more scales to clean up, and saves a good amount of time at the filleting table.

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Thanks Andy

Sun, 2011-08-28 14:39

 Good to hear, I did have one friend tell me they werent worth the effort, obvioulsy he was doing something wrong. 

 

Edit ** I'm wondering now - would the bags, skin squid? **

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great for squid as well, pure

Sun, 2011-08-28 14:42

great for squid as well, pure white hood once finished

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yes they skin squid

Sun, 2011-08-28 14:44

 Tim Carson, Till and I used one up in Exmouth a couple of years ago at the FW comp to skin a dozen squid, it did a good job and again saved time at the cleaning station.

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 a mate of mine showed me on

Sun, 2011-08-28 15:50

 a mate of mine showed me on his boat one day and all i can say is i couldnt believe it. every scale was goneeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Andy

Sun, 2011-08-28 13:47

Nice work Andy. You've been MIA for a while, good to see your still out there catching fish.

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That is one big KG! Great

Sun, 2011-08-28 14:49

That is one big KG! Great work Rachel.

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 Nice KG, I think any fish

Sun, 2011-08-28 15:13

 Nice KG, I think any fish caught yesterday was well deserved. We worked very hard for a baldie, pinky and a reasonable breaksea. Caught plenty of undersize pinks and surprisingly only one undersize dhuie. Tough day, but the conditions were great.