Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three days

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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by Matt Flynn » Sat May 04, 2013 12:45 am

Has anyone got data on what were the good sail years out there? To firm up what years were 'big' would be a starting point to look at other factors, eg Wets, or rain fallen in local rivers.

Re eating sails, they aren't as nice as marlin (insert Hannibal Lecter lip smacking).



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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by Dundee Hombre » Sat May 04, 2013 8:00 am

I recon my Indig Mob wouldn't mind a feed of Sailfish, might see if we can snare one on the next heaps for the BBB. I am told Gar fish taste sweet, same family aren't they?

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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by Seastorm » Sat May 04, 2013 1:06 pm

Remember a few years back a family of the brothers all flew to Darwin from Groote I think with ciguetera from dining on Sailfish....

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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by Kp NT » Thu May 09, 2013 6:44 pm

With all these little sails hanging around has anyone had a crak at em with a fly rod ?

As for eating sails we had one die on us a few years back and it had flesh like a tuna, tasted sort of similar but not as good(could also be due to the fact that we didnt bleed it).
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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by Swoffa » Thu May 09, 2013 7:19 pm

KP NT,
Had the fly rods out over the last couple of trips but never had any hang around long enough to have a shot at them. These fish aren't following the teaser to the boat....they are VERY skittish and only come up for a couple of seconds before they are gone again. I reckon that is because they are a bit small at the moment...

A couple of years ago the bigger fish would follow the teaser right up to the exhaust pipe....not this year.....yet.
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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by Dundee Hombre » Thu May 09, 2013 9:41 pm

Yes when I looked in the good to eat fishing book, Sails were only rated at a number 2. We dropped one today north of Bowral, saw a few around and had a few more runs.

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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by Bellfish » Fri May 10, 2013 2:58 am

so apparently there was a bloke who caught a small sail at mandorah earlier this week that was mentioned to me bye a jetty rat mate who lives over there he said there was also a lot of tuna and mackerel working herring schools has anyone ever seen or heard of sails coming this close or into the harbour before ?

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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by Nick.P » Fri May 10, 2013 8:17 pm

Bellfish wrote:so apparently there was a bloke who caught a small sail at mandorah earlier this week that was mentioned to me bye a jetty rat mate who lives over there he said there was also a lot of tuna and mackerel working herring schools has anyone ever seen or heard of sails coming this close or into the harbour before ?
Heard from a friend that his mate got one there a few years back, not sure on the reliability tho.
says they have a pic but I'm yet to see it, I'll see if i can dig one up (if they did catch one that is)

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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by ponyplay » Fri May 10, 2013 10:12 pm

Bellfish wrote:so apparently there was a bloke who caught a small sail at mandorah earlier this week that was mentioned to me bye a jetty rat mate who lives over there he said there was also a lot of tuna and mackerel working herring schools has anyone ever seen or heard of sails coming this close or into the harbour before ?
did this blokes name have sum thing in common with a camera and a fish, if so i herd it was a 200kg marlin ???

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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by DOUG » Fri May 10, 2013 10:14 pm

They been seen around the 6 mile boy Phil hall raises plenty of billies close to Darwin around Fenton !

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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by cuddlescooper » Fri May 10, 2013 11:02 pm

And plenty at Lee Point.

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Re: Plenty of Sailfish action at Dundee over the last three

Post by deepblack » Sun May 12, 2013 6:26 pm

Could of sworn I saw one free jumping just outside the Harbour a couple of years back, (the last cracker of a season so three years ago?) so no reason why not especially if there is good bait and clear water in close. Barred creek near Broome is a good example of Sails in close and the top of Fraser is a prime example of shallow water Blacks within 100m of the beach.
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