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Hey all. Nice to be here. The welcome and info sharing has been great. Thanks for the hospitality.

As a yank, I've got one thing to say. You guys have some strange names for your fish. Ha.

Why is a jack not a jack (Family Caragidae)?
Grinner? Here a grinner is a big mako (bonito shark).
Pinkie? Looks like a snapper. Pinkies are salmon, here.
And your snapper? Is it a snapper (Family Lutjanidae)? Looks like a fish on the West Coast US, called a porgie.

This is all in jest. Thanks again.

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Thanks.
That in my avatar is me and a leopard grouper and a yak.

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Welcome on board Zed,

It's funny in Tasmania, Mako sharks are known as Grinners as well, not sure about the rest of Australia though? Though this is the first time I have heard them called Bonito Shark.
 

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Lies. I'm fine, really.
I see your quote and raise you one even more obscure re strange named beasts.

"Back home we call them Bullfrogs."
"Bullfrog! That's an odd name. I'd have called them chazzwozzers."

Cheers,

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Unfortunately, due to the change in ownership of this web site and the lack of response by the owners to my requests to remove my email address from all administrative-level notifications and functionality, I have decided to remove my posts on AKFF. Thank you for the great times, the fantastic learning experiences and the many many fish. If you are desperate for the old content of this particular post, it is available below base64 encoded and bzip2 compressed.

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redphoenix said:
Zed said:
"Back home we call them Bullfrogs."
"Bullfrog! That's an odd name. I'd have called them chazzwozzers."
G'day Zed, welcome to the site.

Wow, that's pretty obscure, you're right. I had to resort to google. :)

Red.
had to resort to google Red?? Thats one of my alltime favourite simpson lines :lol:

Welcome Zed. Hope you can see in your ways someway possible to make it to the mozambique fishing comp next year - will be worth it if you can put up with the travelling. Once did a 30 hour flight...Brisbane to Santiago (Chile) via Lima via LAX...not fun :shock:
 

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Blaen,
Funny, I thought I was being general with bonito shark.
Like an old prof of mine once said, "You can call anything, anything you want. Just as long as you know what it is."
He meant scientific names, but he was a funny old man.

Yes, my quote was from The Simpsons. I knew it in my head, but used google myself for the exact quote.

Scotty,
It's really just the drive at the end, that hurts. Flying in and hooking up with others from places on equally long flights in a mere day would be tough enough, but then driving out 14ish hours [sounds conservative to me] is the killer. Catching my flight back would be burdensome if I was solo, but part of the carpool. I wouldn't want to be in a position of beholding to the driver to get my ass out of there. Ha. From experience I wouldn't want to leave shortly after arriving from a long trip to paradise.

My geography didn't click that this was Mozambique in the begining. First as an American yakker, I had to get over the stereotype of "South Africa : White Sharks", and realize this was Durban I was flying to. But no that's not entirely correct. There's a 1000 mile drive tacked on to even lower latitudes. I've only crossed 2 borders in my life --CAN and MEX. So forgive me if the logistics are killing my brain.

Thanks for the welcome. I love reading the "foreign" reports from "exotic" places that you all fish. Hope to give you some stoke back.

Z
 

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Occy,
Oh the joys of Photoshop. Here's the orig scanned pic; same general area as the squid but a few years before, on my old yak The Dog.


The animal is a Himalayan yak. The fish is a leopard grouper. Hit a 10oz jig, deep.

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Welcome to the forum Troy.
Have you got the hang of Aussie fish yet?
 

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lol
What kind of time warp is this?
 

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Juvie snapper


Adult Snapper


all the other shit they try to pass off as snapper are just lowly subspecies in the snapper family( getting pissed off with woolies trying to pass fingermark and Nannygai as snapper)

(and yes i do know that this is actually more closely related to the bream family than the nannygai family)
 
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