Unusual catch off Coffs (non yak)

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Unusual catch off Coffs (non yak)

#1 Post by murd » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:45 pm

Had to show this fish that we caught in the boat caught yesterday out from Sandy Beach. Its a Blue Drummer, and I think common to Lord Howe Island so it was weird getting one so close to home. We did release it as the bag limit says '0' and fisheries patrol this area like hawks.

I'd be interested to hear if anyone else has landed, let alone even seen one of these on the East Coast.

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Re: Unusual catch off Coffs (non yak)

#2 Post by Hulla » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:50 pm

That''s a pretty looking fish,never seen one before.Good enough to go in a fish tank

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Re: Unusual catch off Coffs (non yak)

#3 Post by Leper » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:19 pm

Blue Morwong??
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Re: Unusual catch off Coffs (non yak)

#4 Post by rocky » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:34 pm

Bluefish or Blue Drummer have caught a few over the years when fishing the stones for Black Drummer and Bream mainly Newcastle to Seal Rocks area. They are protected so good thing you released it.

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Re: Unusual catch off Coffs (non yak)

#5 Post by yaqdoq » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:25 am

Very pretty , How large / long was it ?

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Re: Unusual catch off Coffs (non yak)

#6 Post by murd » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:00 am

Was about 2 kilo so a decent size.

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Re: Unusual catch off Coffs (non yak)

#7 Post by allane » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:41 am

Bluefish, quite common around the Islands of Coffs Harbour. Sometimes they are very dark and hard to distinguish from ordinary drummer and at other times show up almost electric blue. Used to see a few around Nora Head in my old Comp spearfishing days. Beautiful fish, happy to see them protected!
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Re: Unusual catch off Coffs (non yak)

#8 Post by pavo » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:48 pm

I saw one swimming around under the boats at the Coffs marina.

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