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#1 Bobj

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 09:07 PM

This article is "doing the rounds" in Australia

 

http://www.perthnow.....-1226917835511

 

Albany is pronounced with the 'a' as the letter A, not as aulbany...So :P





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Posted 22 May 2014 - 05:31 AM

That's a fine "Old Man Snapper" he's got there - gonna need a lot of chips to go with it.

 

The  Australian Pink Snapper Chrysophrys auratus  (aka Squire, Red Snapper, Old Man Snapper, Cockney, Red Bream depending at what stage in its life cycle it is, and what part of Australia its from) is a splendid fish - I am always pleased to get one. 

 

Reasonably common in W Australia, ( this particular fish came from Albany WA)  S Australia and Tasmania, according to Grant they are relatively scarce in your neck of the woods Bob - have you had them from Queensland ?

 

Ironically, they are not members of the snapper family, but are sea bream (Family Sparidae)

 

The best snapper (true snapper) story was told by Mitchell-Hedges in his book "Danger My Ally", fishing off Jamaica with Griffiths, his guide.

 

Rod arches over

 

MH "Bloody Hell, what's this ?"

 

Griffiths "Him big red snapper, boss"

 

MH "Rubbish, snappers don't go this big"

 

Griffiths "Him big red snapper, boss"

 

....and on the next page is a photo of the fish - caption " World Record Red Snapper"

 

When I caught this Pacific Red Snapper (aka Pacific Dogtooth Snapper) Lutjanus novemfasciatus off Golfito, Costa Rica,  as soon as it was boated, Norma and I both exclaimed " Him big red snapper, boss"

 

Pacific Dogtoothsnapper.jpg


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 05:43 AM

LOL - him surely was one hell of a big red snapper.  Must have been fun.


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 05:54 AM

You're up late Newt, what time is it in the USA ?




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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:51 AM

Bodj, thanks for sharing and Dave that's some Snapper.


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Species Caught 2014

Zander, Pike, Bream, Roach, Tench, Perch, Rudd, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Eel, Grayling, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Species Caught 2013

Pike, Zander, Bream, Roach, Eel, Tench, Rudd, Perch, Common Carp, Koi Carp, Brown Goldfish, Grayling, Brown Trout, Chub,  Roosterfish, Dorado, Black Grouper, Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Red Snapper

Species Caught 2012
Zander, Pike, Perch, Chub, Ruff, Gudgeon, Dace, Minnow, Wels Catfish, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Roach, Bream, Eel, Rudd, Tench, Arapaima, Mekong Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Marbled Tiger Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Thai Redtail Catfish, Batrachian Walking Catfish, Siamese Carp, Rohu, Julliens Golden Prize Carp, Giant Gourami, Java Barb, Red Tailed Tin Foil Barb, Nile Tilapia, Black Pacu, Red Bellied Pacu, Alligator Gar
Species Caught 2011
Zander, Tench, Bream, Chub, Barbel, Roach, Rudd, Grayling, Brown Trout, Salmon Parr, Minnow, Pike, Eel, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Koi Carp, Crucian Carp, F1 Carp, Blue Orfe, Ide, Goldfish, Brown Goldfish, Comet Goldfish, Golden Tench, Golden Rudd, Perch, Gudgeon, Ruff, Bleak, Dace, Sergeant Major, French Grunt, Yellow Tail Snapper, Tom Tate Grunt, Clown Wrasse, Slippery Dick Wrasse, Doctor Fish, Graysby, Dusky Squirrel Fish, Longspine Squirrel Fish, Stripped Croaker, Leather Jack, Emerald Parrot Fish, Red Tail Parrot Fish, White Grunt, Bone Fish
Species Caught 2010
Zander, Pike, Perch, Eel, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Crucian Carp, Siamese Carp, Asian Redtail Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Rohu, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Pacu, Long Tom, Moon Wrasse, Sergeant Major, Green Damsel, Tomtate Grunt, Sea Chub, Yellowtail Surgeon, Black Damsel, Blue Dot Grouper, Checkered Sea Perch, Java Rabbitfish, One Spot Snapper, Snubnose Rudderfish
Species Caught 2009
Barramundi, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Wallago Leeri Catfish, Wallago Attu Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Mrigul, Siamese Carp, Java Barb, Tarpon, Wahoo, Barracuda, Skipjack Tuna, Bonito, Yellow Eye Rockfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Black Fin Snapper, Dog Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Marble Grouper, Black Fin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Redhind Grouper, Saddle Grouper, Schoolmaster, Coral Trout, Bar Jack, Pike, Zander, Perch, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Common Carp, Golden Tench, Wels Catfish
Species Caught 2008
Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Bonito, Black Fin Tuna, Long Tom, Sergeant Major, Red Snapper, Black Damsel, Queen Trigga Fish, Red Grouper, Redhind Grouper, Rainbow Wrasse, Grey Trigger Fish, Ehrenbergs Snapper, Malabar Grouper, Lunar Fusiler, Two Tone Wrasse, Starry Dragonet, Convict Surgeonfish, Moonbeam Dwarf Angelfish,Bridled Monocle Bream, Redlined Triggerfish, Cero Mackeral, Rainbow Runner
Species Caught 2007
Arapaima, Alligator Gar, Mekong Catfish, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Pacu, Siamese Carp, Barracuda, Black Fin Tuna, Queen Trigger Fish, Red Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Honeycomb Grouper, Red Grouper, Schoolmaster, Cubera Snapper, Black Grouper, Albacore, Ballyhoo, Coney, Yellowfin Goatfish, Lattice Spinecheek


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 05:55 PM

That's a fine "Old Man Snapper" he's got there - gonna need a lot of chips to go with it.

 

The  Australian Pink Snapper Chrysophrys auratus  (aka Squire, Red Snapper, Old Man Snapper, Cockney, Red Bream depending at what stage in its life cycle it is, and what part of Australia its from) is a splendid fish - I am always pleased to get one. 

 

Reasonably common in W Australia, ( this particular fish came from Albany WA)  S Australia and Tasmania, according to Grant they are relatively scarce in your neck of the woods Bob - have you had them from Queensland ?

 

Ironically, they are not members of the snapper family, but are sea bream (Family Sparidae)

They are very common in the SE of Queensland, as far as the Sunshine Coast, During our winter, June to August, they have been caught as far north as Airlie Beach and are certainly prevalent in the Mackay area at that time. Odd, but some 'experts' seem to think those snapper that come to the Mackay area are a  sub species coming from deep water due east of Mackay rather than southern snapper moving north for winter...Like the "grey nomads" do. :cold: 

 

Another odd one, chances are that if you caught a snapper north of, say, Rockhampton in winter, it will be over 10 lbs...

 

In South Australia, in the area around Port Lincoln/ Whyalla (Spencer Gulf), it is common to get snapper in the 16 kg class.

 





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