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Author Topic: Best sweetwater fish for eating? (Not that i can catch any o' the buggers)  (Read 12592 times)

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Gidday all.Well the young bloke and I have been trying to catch bass around lowood/fernvale area,as regular readers would know,without any luck as yet.I saw on one of the posts asking about lures for bass,that fitzy said bass are rubbish eating.Being an ex bayside lad,I'm wondering if bream get that far (fernvale)up the river,or if not,what can we catch worth eating? We release pretty much every fish,but the young fella just wants to eat one that he's caught.cheers.Marty



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Nothing you catch above Mt. Crosby weir is worth eating except Forkies.  Fillet them and get the stomach lining out and they are edible.

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Not in the Brisbane /Stanley system but Mangrove Jack are the best eating fish out of the Sweetwater these days.

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There's mullet & tilapia in the river mentioned. Both are good eating.

Maybe 15 years ago I did catch a yellow fin bream in the the river near Fernvale.

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Yeah.I saw on the same post that you rrecommended tilapia fitzy(hope u don't mind me calling you that).
So they're declared a noxious pest but good eating eh?
Well thanks all for the input.I didnt know mullet was good eating either.The only thing iI've ever seen it used for was in a crab dilly.There you go,learn something new every day.Cheers.Marty.

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Yeah.I saw on the same post that you rrecommended tilapia fitzy(hope u don't mind me calling you that).
So they're declared a noxious pest but good eating eh?
Well thanks all for the input.I didnt know mullet was good eating either.The only thing iI've ever seen it used for was in a crab dilly.There you go,learn something new every day.Cheers.Marty.

Mullet
Next time you're at a tackle store check out a smoker for cooking mullet, best way to do them IMHO. Good luck catching them, there is an art to it, one which I'm only a novice.


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Tilapia are noxious (which means bad for our environment) but are great eating. Only drawback is that it's illegal to keep one, but it's also illegal to let one go if you catch one..... What the...???? However I'm not aware of anyone ever being fined for taking one home for dinner. If I take the kids fishing & they catch any tilapia, the fish goes home & gets eaten & the heads go into the fire pit. Tilapia feed millions of people around the world.

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Mate a good tip with anything from the freshwater, be it blue claw, red claw or any of the fish species, I soak the flesh in salt water for 2 hours or overnight.

It makes the world of difference to the flavour.  That's my thoughts, others may have other recipes.

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Cheers Gordon,& thanks Fitzy(always a fountain of knowledge).Yes,I saw that about tilapia,& thought "What the????" myself.Bloody govt.Make it clear as mud.

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I rarely eat freshwater fish but I do keep any yellas I catch in the river for friends who eat them.
Also convert them into mud crabs  ;) very nice to eat.

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Spangled perch are amazing eating if you can get a good sized one

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Many people who are not used to freshwater fish do not like the taste. I grew up eating them so enjoy them.
I release all river fish and keep only a feed from the stocked impoundments.
I sprinkle a little salt on the fillets before freezing.
All fish depend on the water quality in which they were caught eg muddy watter = muddy fish

My rating of the best eating
1) Spangled perch
2) Bass
3) Eel-tailed catfish (never tried fork-tailed)
4) Golden Perch

Haven't tried cod or tilapia so can't comment on those.

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I cant eat seafood so it doesn't worry me but the young fella wants to eat a fish he's caught .Other than that,& the pests,we are strictly catch and release.Being land based,all we have managed so far,is a catfish and juvenile perch at hamon cove.

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The eating quality of fish also depended on the water they come from, or more specifically the food web within that waterway (lake, creek, river etc) . Eg lakes with boney bream in them tend to produce bigger fish, faster...but fish that feed on boney bream often taste terrible.
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Hey im new to the site so sorry for late reply im from nsw and the best eating fish is redfin just dont think you guys get them up there maybe you should go on holiday down here for some reddies as soon as you find one there will be hundreds as they school up big especially in dams/lakes my best trip would be 247 redfin in 7 hours

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Hi. I'm in the same boat (but shorebound)
What sort of places close to Qld border have those Redfin and how do you catch them?

 

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