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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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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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Cheers, Bobj.

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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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This morning, Clarrie eyeing off a 30 cm black bream.


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

 

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

 

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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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BOOF!!!

 

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

 

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