Ju­niors haul in whop­pers

Pilbara News - - Sport - Tack­le­world Ex­mouth

The ju­niors have been smash­ing it in the past week, with all sorts of re­ports com­ing in for the monthly com­pe­ti­tion.

Wade Wil­liams, 10, was out tar­get­ing bill­fish when he hooked a 15kg wa­hoo and landed it unas­sisted.

Wa­hoo steaks can be de­light­ful and we rec­om­mend re­mov­ing the en­tire fil­lets with the skin on, then mak­ing cut­lets by cut­ting through from the flesh of the fil­let to­wards and through the skin ev­ery 4cm, leav­ing the skin on.

Af­ter this, cut through half the thick­ness of the fil­let from the top of the flesh to the skin, then open it out and you should have a per­fect but­ter­fly cut­let. They taste great and look im­pres­sive on any din­ner plate.

Tas­man Roe, 7, was rapt to wind in the first fish of the day from the first drop of the day on her fam­ily’s an­nual trip to Coral Bay. It was a 6kg di­a­mond trevally that mea­sured 90cm.

There was no as­sis­tance re­quested bring­ing in the fish, but it was def­i­nitely needed to pose for the photo with her dad.

Some peo­ple don’t rate trevally for a high eat­ing qual­ity, but if fresh and bled im­me­di­ately and iki-jimied, then iced, some trevally species can be quite good if eaten fresh. We are lucky here to have many tasty fresh fish op­tions.

Ju­nior an­gler Har­vey Mitchell caught a whop­per queen­fish while re­cently fish­ing with his pop, Rob.

We think the fish was longer than Har­vey is tall at just four years of age.

We be­lieve many peo­ple will be hear­ing this name in fu­ture fish­ing events and record books; Har­vey is a very keen an­gler and fol­lows in the foot­steps of his dad and pop.

Gav Ebert, from Bus­sel­ton, was berley­ing for mack­erel off Tantabiddi when a sail­fish came up to the stern. Gav man­aged to hook and land the fish, which was es­ti­mated at 20kg.

Sail­fish are com­mon in th­ese ar­eas at this time of year, along with the small black mar­lin.

It is not un­com­mon for peo­ple tar­get­ing mack­erel to en­counter bill­fish. This par­tic­u­lar fish of Gav’s was on the sur­face and sail­fish can be very spec­tac­u­lar when in feed­ing mode on the sur­face, so re­mem­ber to keep an eye out and have some good po­larised sun­glasses on to spot a po­ten­tial bill­fish in your trail.

Young an­gler Har­vey Mitchell with his queen­fish and his pop.

Tas­man Roe with her di­a­mond trevally.

Pic­tures: Tack­le­world Ex­mouth.

Wade Wil­liams reeled in this beauty of a wa­hoo.

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