Perth mully

Perth mully

115cm Perth mulla, part of a double hook up but mate pulled the hooks on the other. Cheers, max. 

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What a ripper of a fish

Tue, 2017-01-03 17:14

Well done on the catch.

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Tue, 2017-01-03 17:43

 Smelly. Top fish

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Top fish max!

Tue, 2017-01-03 17:56

 out of curiosity kept or released? I'm not phased either way as it's not as if you have a photo showing you pillaged these things, just curious. I presume from the location and the distance from the water it was kept as it would of had to have been gaffed 

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 Nice fish mate was it a long

Tue, 2017-01-03 18:18

 Nice fish mate was it a long wait mate or working prime times 

Theres a few spots to release  them if needed there scano


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Thanks guys

Tue, 2017-01-03 19:30

  From what I've learnt from talking to fisheries, other people etc. Mulloway release extremely bad, with most tagged fish from the swan washing up on the bank. It was gaffed and gut hooked so kept it, fairly good on the chew and the frame and head are shark bait. Had plenty of donuts before this, realised I had to be fishing the right moon phases, time of day and tides. Since figuring it out between a mate and I we've got two in two trips. 

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I think well handled mulloway out of shallow water release well.

Tue, 2017-01-03 21:01

 I have a mate who has been tagging them from the beach up here for many years, lots of recaptures. And they literally tagged them in the  hundreds around the jetty up here last year, 6/0 circles meant there were very few gut hooked. There will always be those who will tell you that released fish "don't survive", just pushing their desire to kill everything they catch. Do you use circles? 8/0 and 9/0 circles are perfect for big mulloway, and have a better hook-up rate than anything else,and, due to mostly hooking in the corner of the mouth, less loss due to teeth wear on leader. Anyway, not judging you, great catch from the metro river.

If any depth is involved, totally different story--they just blow up every time, worse than jewies.

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I run double 6/0 j hooks.

Tue, 2017-01-03 21:37

fish from the shallows would survive especially if caught on circles. Certainly not going to kill fish after fish, I'll give circles a go next time. 

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Tue, 2017-01-03 22:23

 We get heaps just over a metre in Carnarvon and find them good on the plate and they freeze well


just do it.

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Tue, 2017-01-03 22:35

Well done.


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Wed, 2017-01-04 02:13

 Awesome fish to land mate, nothing wrong with keeping a fish . 

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 Well done! Awsome fish there

Wed, 2017-01-04 03:55

 Well done! Awsome fish there and done justice by a great photo to hang in the collection. 


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 Good to hear you have

Wed, 2017-01-04 05:22

 Good to hear you have cracked the mulloway code mate


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Great fish mate

Wed, 2017-01-04 08:10

 It's not like you bag out mulloway every trip! Have just come back from Geraldton and it was good to see so many soapies frothing in the marina.

well done and I reckon it's ok to keep one every now and again 

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Great Mulloway!!

Wed, 2017-01-04 08:44

Great Mulloway!!


More drum lines, kill the bloody sharks!

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Yeah nothing wrong with keeping the odd one

Wed, 2017-01-04 17:37

 And wasn't out to start the whole keep vs return debate.


as mentioned the odd one doesn't go too bad on the chew, especially if you are restricted to land based and can't get out demersal fishing off a boat all that often.