Links, Stuff we've learnt, Think like a fish- fishing techniques

The basics: Knife selection, knife care, filleting and cleaning your catch.

Following on from how to kill your catch, the next episode of fishing basics series is going to cover filleting and cleaning your catch. First off I’ll cover knives, then knife care and finally actually filleting and cleaning your catch. Knives A little bit of knowledge about the styles of knives and knife selection, while not necessary is good background…

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Recipes

The basics: Simply fish cooking techniques- Sashimi

Preparation time: 5 mins Ingredients: Fresh fish you caught yourself, otherwise sashimi grade fish from a trusted fishmonger Ok, this may seem really silly. A post on how to “cook” sashimi. Surely you just cut up a fillet of raw fish right? Kind of. There is a little bit more to it but not much more. Kinds of fish you can sashimi? The…

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Fishing stories, Stuff we've learnt, Think like a fish- fishing techniques

Advanced Mullet fishing techniques ;)

We (Hamish and Lee) are going to start a series on posts on catching bread and butter species for beginners, with hopefully enough know how to also be useful for more experienced fishermen. So to start things off we are going to begin with the most humble of estuary species. The Mullet. I’m sure most fishermen can remember cutting their teeth on this…

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Fishing stories, Top End Adventures

Chemical bromance

A great spot during the day can turn into nightmare stuff when the hordes of blood sucking insects search out potential victims with little regard to the toxic cocktail of ‘repellents’ we apply. I have a theory that the biteys get a buzz from licking toxic, plastic melting insect repellent off your body (kinda like an entrée) before they tuck into the main…

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Fishing stories, Photos, Trout

Unsuccessful trip to the Cotter

On Saturday Graham and I trekked out to the Cotter mid afternoon. It was an absolutely gorgeous Autumn day and perfect for a quick fish. While the trout failed to oblige, it was a wonderful afternoon on the water, despite wet wading in water that would make your testicles clamor to get back in your body if you happened to go that deep. In…

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Recipes

Simple green curry

I think one of the simplest, easiest ways to do something a little fancy with fish is in a green curry. The coconut, coriander, chilli and lime flavours complement many different types of white-fleshed fish wonderfully. Serves about 2 or 3 if you’re really hungry, which you should be after cooking this delicious dish! Might serve 4 if you want…

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Fishing stories, Photos, Think like a fish- fishing techniques, Top End Adventures

Tales from the runoff

You’ve gotta love holidays! I’ve just returned from an 11 day epic adventure where fishing took priority over everything. Most sane people wouldn’t consider spending up to five days straight on a boat but my brother Mitch and I were upset when that last boat ramp came around the bend. I can’t depict the good times in mere words so i’ll rely…

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