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#11 Norm B

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 01:46 PM

Is Big Clarrie not edible:  or have you all gone soft over there?  :unsure:

:clap3: Probably protected as some species or areas are, in the interests of conservation. Anyway, who would want to catch a pet, apart from carp anglers?  :clap3:



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Posted 01 June 2015 - 06:52 PM

Is Big Clarrie not edible:  or have you all gone soft over there?  :unsure:

Clarrie is an estuary cod and, as such, is quite edible in the smaller sizes, about 2-5 kg.

 

As he is in the guesstimated weight bracket of 30-35 kgs it would be a rather daunting task to carry him 1.5 km over rocks, along 2 beaches and through a narrow  track in a National Park... :nono:

 Having said that, I get quite a goodly amount of pleasure feeding and photographing him, which I could not do if I ate him. Personally, I prefer spotty mackerel to carry back home to eat.





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Posted 01 June 2015 - 08:46 PM

As he is in the guesstimated weight bracket of 30-35 kgs it would be a rather daunting task to carry him 1.5 km over rocks, along 2 beaches and through a narrow  track in a National Park... :nono:

 

:rolleyes:

 

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 05:37 AM

This morning, Clarrie eyeing off a 30 cm black bream.
 
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Posted 25 July 2015 - 05:09 AM

 

First sunrays on the water and who is there to greet me?

 

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 09:43 AM

 

First sunrays on the water and who is there to greet me?

 

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:clap3:  Almost a family member by now.  :clap3:



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Posted 12 December 2015 - 07:30 PM

 

Hooked a small (26") black tip reef shark and the commotion brought Big Clarrie and a mate out of the depths to investigate.

 

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Clarrie actually had the shark in his jaw for a few seconds. Managed to get the shark up on the rocks and released it, albeit a bit the worse for wear, well traumatised....

 

 

 




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Posted 09 January 2016 - 06:59 PM

 

Big Clarrie about to get brekkie; a 12" fillet of wolf herring.

 

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 07:30 PM

 

The dangers I have to face so I can bring you fishos the exploits of Big Clarrie. This crack is 8ft deep and I have to stride over it to get to Shark Rock. If the tide is up, it gets filled...

 

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 06:27 PM


BOOF!!!

One of Big Clarries' mates hitting a 51 cm mackerel frame.

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