Tas cold but worthwhile

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Tas cold but worthwhile

Postby danofish » Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:29 pm

Hi all, just had my first paddle afteroving to Tas from SA (hi to all the yakkers over there).
Tried my luck trolling a few sp's looking for salmon, flatties, etc, but no good, and with the wind coming up and the tide going down I anchored up and jumped over the side to check out a likely looking piece of reef. The water was a chilly 11 degrees, but worth it when I came across this fella in about 3m of water under a ledge. I nearly blacked out from holding my breath - its surprising how much strength they have- but I won in the end!
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Awesome my first kayak cray - coming in at just under 2kg!
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Re: Tas cold but worthwhile

Postby Junglefisher » Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:43 pm

You're doing better than me.
I came over here with plans to dive for crays and abalone, haven't made it in the water once and we got here in Feb.
Nice cray, hope he tastes great!
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Re: Tas cold but worthwhile

Postby Jords » Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:48 pm

Thought you said you paddled from SA to Tas :shock:

just a morning splash :lol: . Nice cray mate, miss the days when you used to be able to buy them live for 5 kina from the locals in png, which was the equivalent of 3 or 4 $AU at the time ;-) .
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Re: Tas cold but worthwhile

Postby Scott » Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:24 am

Nice Cray mate. Do you like abs as they are thick as down here?
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Re: Tas cold but worthwhile

Postby danofish » Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:14 pm

Saw a few where I got the lobster, went out the next day and got my permit so I can get a few next time I am out... What is the best way to cook them up, as I have not tried before?
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Re: Tas cold but worthwhile

Postby legs2691 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:01 pm

Nice cray Danofish, at $75 @ kg plus, a good dive!

Just a little reminder to visitors tho! Get a licence before you go diving or fishing in Tas and check the regulations. Inspectors in Tas have the powers to take your boat and fishing gear on the spot and still fine THOUSANDS per fish for illegal fishing and THEY DO CHECK, even your fridge at home !!!!!!!!
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Re: Tas cold but worthwhile

Postby legs2691 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:07 pm

P.S just chuck em in boiling water, for a few minutes. Don't eat em hot as they can make you crook if get a bit piggish!

Sorry, thought you meant crays, not abalone. Definetely DON'T boil Ab.
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Re: Tas cold but worthwhile

Postby leftieant » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:22 am

Or slice the foot as thin as you can, fry real (REAL) quick. Overcook it and you'll be better off eating your workboots. Cook it right and it is absolutely sensational.
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Re: Tas cold but worthwhile

Postby danofish » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:47 pm

Hi legs2961, my post was probably a little misleading.. when I went for crays I already had a licence for them, just not for abs - when I saw when i was out! Thats the permit I got the next day!
I always try to do the right thing!!!
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Re: Tas cold but worthwhile

Postby legs2691 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:34 am

Yep Dano, at first that's what I thought, but did get what you meant after ( I should read things more thoroughly as I was even boiling Abs yuck!) However I thought I'd post about licences as the inspectors turn up in VERY remote places in Tassie and some visitors don't check the rules properly. Tassie now has the most confusing regulations for fresh water fishing in the world. So tourist be very careful and keep the handbook with you to check before fishing!!!!!!!!
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