Honker squid talk of town

Pilbara News - - Sport - Tack­le­world Ex­mouth

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 sec­re­tary@egfc.com.au.

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.

Picture: Tack­le­world Ex­mouth

Rowie Gould­ing with an im­pres­sive gulf squid.

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