Inqisitive Fingerling

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Inqisitive Fingerling

#1 Post by Haynesy » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:23 pm

I managed to hook this fellow trolling in Tallowa Dam yesterday. Can anyone ID it? I thought it might be a river blackfish? I found something very similar in
pejar dam last year?
Due to the barbless hooks it did swim away.
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Re: Inqisitive Fingerling

#2 Post by spork » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:31 pm

Possibly some kind of goby?
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#3 Post by Artie01 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:32 pm

Ni idea on the fish but the Boomerang does it again, legend lure.....
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Re: Inqisitive Fingerling

#4 Post by Magilla » Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:43 pm

First thought was a Tamar River Goby but the eye doesn't look right. Hard to tell for sure because its fins are folded and it is just a juvenile but it could be a "Haynesyie"


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#5 Post by brez » Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:08 pm

Looks to me like a common gudgeon , otherwise known as bass food !

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Re: Inqisitive Fingerling

#6 Post by upto_no_good » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:48 pm

No problem with that one. Its a big headed gudgeon. Very common baitfish and will grow upto
about 12cm.
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Re: Inqisitive Fingerling

#7 Post by Ryan7 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:55 pm

Its a Flathead Gudgeon or Large Headed Gudgeon (Philypnodon grandiceps). There is also a dwarf Flathead Gudgeon (Philypnodon maculosa) which looks very similar, they can be distinguished by size and the mouth on the dwarf extends past the eye where as the Flathead Gudgeon does not.

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#8 Post by PA14Duncan » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:48 pm

its a Gudgeon got a heap of the little buggers snagged up on a white boomarang at Wyangla recently
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