Whiting fillets

Whiting fillets

 1.7 kg of boneless whiting fillets. Takes a bit of work but it's well worth it.


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 Very Clean

Sun, 2020-04-19 12:43

 Very Clean

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Skin on ?

Sun, 2020-04-19 12:53

Skin on ?

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Sun, 2020-04-19 13:07

Yep skin on. 

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 Well done. Some great

Sun, 2020-04-19 12:55

 Well done. Some great tasting meals on the way. Egg and breadcrumbs would go down well

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best fish fingers around!

Sun, 2020-04-19 17:33

best fish fingers around! How did you scale them?

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Sun, 2020-04-19 19:25

Just used a knife and a beer. 

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 Its a tedious job like that

Sun, 2020-04-19 19:32

 Its a tedious job like that but the beers help. Worth it in the end

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awesome

Sun, 2020-04-19 18:38

awesome

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 Great feed, they are deffo

Sun, 2020-04-19 19:51

 Great feed, they are deffo worth the effort.

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 Have you tried a scaling

Mon, 2020-04-20 12:15

 Have you tried a scaling bag? I've had good results with them but never as many as you've got there!

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Mon, 2020-04-20 12:36

Nah mate I've never tried it. I've got one but never used it. I guess I should give it a crack and see how it goes. 

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 When you do that well on

Mon, 2020-04-20 14:29

 When you do that well on them it would make life easier!

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Mon, 2020-04-20 15:00

Do you find it damages the fish at all? 

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scaler bag for the win

Mon, 2020-04-20 15:12

 scaler bags are the best!

 

no, they do not damage the fish, unless you drag them around for too long. usually, just a few minutes is perfect.

 

they work awesome on squid and mussels too, but I always use 2 bags, as I've had one fail before. 

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Mon, 2020-04-20 15:27

Cheers scotto. Roughly how many would you do at a time? Not too many I would imagine otherwise it wouldn't work as effectively correct 

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Im with Scotto

Mon, 2020-04-20 15:59

 scaling bag is a must. I generally drag 30 fish at a time as it can get quite heavy and im always thinking how quick I could dive over to recover if the connections where to fail. Never happened as yet but im going to get a new one as the inner bag has a few holes in it now and the metal sleeves are well rusted. Generally tow at about 7- 9 knots for 5 minutes. I always put the whiting on a ice slurry overnight and cut the next day with a coffee while listening to the radio. I enjoy cutting them and have cut alot in the past few weeks. Having 5 in the house we eat about 60 fillets a week.  Half of the cut goes to my parents or friends. Any fish over 28cm is a big Sand Whiting however I like the medium ones in bread crumbs with a entree of salt and pepper calamari. Gods tucker.

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 I've heard some sob stories

Mon, 2020-04-20 16:03

 I've heard some sob stories about losing the contents of the bag so just make sure your bag is in good condition and secured properly.

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Mon, 2020-04-20 16:23

Thanks guys great info cheers. 

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Don't make the mistake of

Mon, 2020-04-20 18:02

Don't make the mistake of putting tailor in there like i did

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Mon, 2020-04-20 18:19

Do tell beau, what happened? 

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Mon, 2020-04-20 18:25

Ah just thought about it. Cut through the bag with their teeth and vanished. 

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 We put 15 Whiting in at a

Tue, 2020-04-21 10:24

 We put 15 Whiting in at a time. 8 -9 knots bouncing in the first wake for 3-4 minutes

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Tue, 2020-04-21 10:30

 Cheers mate

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Awesome looking feed, I

Tue, 2020-04-21 10:42

Awesome looking feed, I always drag mine behind the boat in shallow water, if the bag does break I can just go back and dive over for it.

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With scaler bag

Tue, 2020-04-21 10:43

 Make sure you use the ones that have double bag . So you have the main bag with bigger holes ( mines green) with rope connected but also the finer mesh bag ( orange) that you can remove from it and tie top up on itself. Finer bag stops them falling out , makes it easier to put fish in and out of bag. I do same as davmore with speed and time . Quick check to make sure all scaled . No damage to fish . You know your doing right speed when the bag bobs around spinning in wake rather than dragging it through water.   

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Tue, 2020-04-21 13:17

Thanks guys good advice. Dug the bag out yesterday and it is one of the double ones so will give it a go next time.