and that was only about a tenth of the school and there was about 20 schools

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Damn them

Wed, 2007-12-26 16:06

Thats way too many.  

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Hear a story last Saturday morning

Wed, 2007-12-26 16:54

From a old greek freo pro fisherman that the blowies get bad out front at South Fremantle during years when the Swan river water temperature is warmish....he also noted the increase in mussels in the lower reachers happen on years when the river didnt get too cold the previous winter.

Not sure if his opinions amount to anything......was just a interesting comment

Something must eat them....surely

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They Do

Thu, 2007-12-27 11:01

Salmo - many years ago, I was spear fishing off Point Peron and saw a number of blowie schools - all with their tails bitten off - weirdest thing. They where still swimming - albeit very slowly - but otherwise didn't seem to phased.

Someone told me tuna nip off the tails - don't know about the validity of that - but something obvioulsy did.

Pitty the Japs couldn't get more interested 'scientifically' (cough, cough and cow dung!) intersted in 'researching' blowies instead of whales


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yer snapper chew the tails

Thu, 2009-07-09 10:22

yer snapper chew the tails off them. expecially when there spawning in cockburn sound

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Now thats a thought Colin

Fri, 2007-12-28 06:44

They must be good for something ( or not)


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they eat all the green alge

Sat, 2009-07-11 11:25

they eat all the green alge in the river

so there not all bad