Fish ID please

 Hi all,

caught this in the mid 200m in the mid west Saturday, was about 40cm,2kg fair set of grinder teeth,

not sure what it is. Looked through a few books without luck. Was a quiet day with a North wind. High water at the ramp.



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Sun, 2020-06-07 19:48



 Stop playin' with yourself, Hooper. Slow ahead, if you please.

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Sun, 2020-06-07 19:58

Reckon it could take a finger quite easily. 

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Mon, 2020-06-08 06:13

 Knifejaw and good eating to go with it.

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 I got one of those a while

Mon, 2020-06-08 10:49

 I got one of those a while back. Couldn't ID it on RECFISHWEST so threw it back

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Bycatch limit would be good

Mon, 2020-06-08 18:16

 Two on the boat so can only take in 4 demersal fish. I would love to take home the knifejaw or Nannies like in the south zone or even a couple of pinks to give to the oldies. fair bit of effort goes into a deep drop for 4 fish. It adds up $ pretty quick for a fish with a mate however if you dont have a crack you’ll never know whats out there. Must say refueling the boat at 99 cents a litre on Sunday was a pleasure. Plenty of pics of big deep fish online but some days they dont play the game for a lot of effort. Saying that the Pinks and Knifejaw swum down strong so hopefully they found their  way past the sharks to the deep. First time encountered big whaler sharks on the ground so hopefully thats not a sign of future pain but unfortunately I think it’s only going to get worse.