Honker squid talk of town
The talk around town in the fishing scene is all about squid and the monsters that have been encountered on both sides of the cape.
Whether it is off the shore or out in the boat, the squid have been showing up in good numbers and sizes.
Pictured this week is office administrator Rowie Golding from Tackle World with a honker squid caught in the gulf.
Not much beats a good fresh feed of calamari and, despite the cooler temperatures, we recommend keeping your catch on ice for optimal eating quality.
The Squid Ezy makes it a lot easier for cleaning and sometimes cleaning them can make certain people itchy, so we also recommend using plastic gloves.
Kiwifruit and pawpaw have an enzyme in them that helps to tenderise squid for eating and the difference is amazing. However, don’t leave it in the fruit for too long before cooking, or it will turn to mush.
You can mash the fruit and add a bit of milk and cover it for an hour or two at most, then drain and cook as desired.
Our favourite is smoked salt and pepper dusting before shallow frying on a high heat for a few minutes.
The Exmouth Game Fishing Club are combining the Ultra-Light Tournament with the Reef Classic this weekend from August 19-21.
We encourage all anglers to be involved in either of these events that help support the EGFC and learn more about fishing in this area with other anglers.
Entry forms and further details can be found at egfc.com.au.
The EGFC is seeking expressions of interest for paid positions to assist with the co-ordination of its major event GAMEX, with preparations required year round.
If you believe you have the drive to help put together a major event, send your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golden trevally have been in thick numbers around the islands in the gulf and these feisty and hardy fish can be a burst of excitement for any angler. They usually travel and feed in schools and often follow the hooked fish right to the surface.
The goldens aren’t particularly good eating, and they are also a fish that releases well, so we recommend using barbless hooks and handling them as little as possible, with quick photos and a gentle release.
Goldens respond well with berley trails and bait, but also jigs and soft plastics. In fact, there is not much they don’t respond to.
Rowie Goulding with an impressive gulf squid.