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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2011, 12:19:52 PM »
Steve,

sure is lots of people willing to take the high moral ground re: tethering - if we want to play pretend animal libbers maybe we should be concerned about using light line, pointy hooks, live wells, live bait, gravid fish holding (as you mentioned) etc etc... ::)

People call me a greeny and I'm happy to wear the term - but I wear it as a conservationist not an animal libber, I don't like to see animal's suffer unecessarily - but at the end of the day I'm a predator and fish are prey - and which ever way you look at it they're going to suffer to some degree in our interaction- I thought tethering was illegal - but maybe that is only in NSW where I now live - if it isn't I'll still use it (in Qld) if I need to, re: fish being so stressed etc..back in the day of famiily camping  trips before everybody had 3 way engel or what ever - we used to regularly thether barra for the table and if you do it properly though the septa in the lower jaw and not through the mouth - fish will stay fresh and alive for days - cam't say I ever noticed a flavour problem...still if I can I carry and esky with ices lurry but when you can't tethering works fine - look out in bull shark and croc country tho... :-\

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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2011, 07:30:10 PM »
I usually tether the black mongrells untill its time to go home because if you knock them on the head after a couple of hours they stink out the boat.
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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2011, 07:53:10 PM »
That would definitely be illega if you are referring to tilapia ray  they are
Mouthbrooders which is why they must be killed and not returned to the water

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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2011, 11:50:28 AM »
Be a brave /stupid ??? fisheries officer who'd fine you for that  - considering the fish and any potential brood held in teh mouth just came out of teh same water, and that ecologically it aint gonna make one iota of difference to the tilapia population in the water body you've just taken them from... ::)
Ray- just make sure you insert your tether chain  before you remove them - then you havn't yet removed them from the water I suppose.... ;)

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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2011, 03:19:32 PM »
Be a brave /stupid ??? fisheries officer who'd fine you for that  - considering the fish and any potential brood held in teh mouth just came out of teh same water, and that ecologically it aint gonna make one iota of difference to the tilapia population in the water body you've just taken them from... ::)
Ray- just make sure you insert your tether chain  before you remove them - then you havn't yet removed them from the water I suppose.... ;)
Quite legal if tethered in esky on ice . Throats cut on way back to ramp and then disposed of. As I said if killed immediately they go rotten in guts and stink the boat out.
 reason for tethering is so they can be removed from esky in one or 2 lifts instead of removing individually.
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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2012, 01:33:58 PM »
Do you eat them? I find they have quite nice flaking white flesh fillets and not bad chewing if out of clean water - don't know haw'd they fare out of an impoundment but probably better than bass out o fthe same water?

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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2012, 02:39:27 PM »
We are not allowed to eat them Jim.
As an aside has any one ever caught one with a mouthfull ?

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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #37 on: January 01, 2012, 03:11:33 PM »
We are not allowed to eat them Jim.
As an aside has any one ever caught one with a mouthfull ?

I don't know if they eat while they've got a mouthful of eggs.....??

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Re: Tethering fish
« Reply #38 on: January 01, 2012, 04:59:41 PM »
From what I have read they do not eat when they have eggs or are protecting fry.
 $ 12 a kg whole gutted fish at Inala.Dont know where they come from.
 Imported fillets $23 kg at Capalaba last time I looked.
 Ones out of NPD taste pretty good in egg and breadcrumbs.
Wouldnt be game to eat any out of the likes of Bulimba or Oxley creek.
They are good fun on light gear.
 Another bucket from NPD today.
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