Coff's Longtail Session!

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Coff's Longtail Session!

#1 Post by murd » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:56 pm

Never caught a Longtail until today - and I got 3 of them trolling a silver/red hardbody! Could have caught more but they tend to fill up the hatch and make the ski somewhat slower to paddle. A squadron of fighter jets flew directly low overhead while fighting the last of the fish and I hope they had a split second glimpse of the action. Bloody loud by the way - they have the whole Pacific ocean to fly over and they choose to buzz me! Got dunked on the biggish swell hitting the sandbar coming in but I was hot anyway and needed a swim.
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Re: Coff's Longtail Session!

#2 Post by WayneD » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:08 pm

Nicely done sir!
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Re: Coff's Longtail Session!

#3 Post by Ads22 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:16 pm

Very nice murd! Some good feeds coming in your house! Pity they weren't around when I came through earlier in the year!

Hope the jets had a good look, too! I did that in a paddock a while back. Was examining a bull with a sore leg in a paddock, he wouldn't move to the yards so I lifted his leg like I would a horse - don't usually get to do this with bulls. Three of four defence choppers flew overhead quite low, I had to wonder what they were thinking as I examined this bull's leg - no halter or ropes required. :lol: Those split second moments that keep you wondering.

Also fun to have an audience while fighting fish I reckon!
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Re: Coff's Longtail Session!

#4 Post by unsinkable 2 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:49 am

Solid session mate!
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Re: Coff's Longtail Session!

#5 Post by Pollycraft » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:11 pm

Nice hat-trick!
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Re: Coff's Longtail Session!

#6 Post by Marty75 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:53 am

Nicely done. They fight well don't they!

How do you rate their eating qualities?

Am yet to tangle with one this season.

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Re: Coff's Longtail Session!

#7 Post by murd » Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:41 pm

I shared them with the street here. Nothing but positive feedback how nice they were on the plate. One guy smoked a fillet and it came out very nice. I pressure cooked one of them and scored a large helping of 'canned tuna' to dine on _ the tuna fish cakes last nite were spot on. Tonite we have tuna burgers :grin: So, awesome fun to catch, great to eat and the 'street' now want's more!

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Re: Coff's Longtail Session!

#8 Post by mirage583 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:53 pm

Nice catch Rick. That wave deflector on the front of your kayak looks viking like. I made Thai fish cakes with the last long tail i caught. They were ok with sweet chilli sauce. My cousin swears by marinating long tail steaks in a mixture of mayo sauce, honey and soy sauce and then barbecue .might see you out there one day

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Re: Coff's Longtail Session!

#9 Post by avayak » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:26 pm

Congrats on your first NBT Rick.
Plenty of great food there.
A few are being reported in Sydney Harbour.
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Re: Coff's Longtail Session!

#10 Post by Mac » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:37 pm

very nice, worth the paddle
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Re: Coff's Longtail Session!

#11 Post by Snapperpaddy » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:59 pm

bleed and gut on the water, Take the best of the fillet and raw can be amazing
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