Fish Preference

i was wondering what type fish most people prefered for eating,  IE if there was only one type of fish left to be caught  for table quality and choice what would your preference be

Mine is,  Rankin Cod, great for all aspects of cooking and extremely enjoyable to eat , catching them is another issue .


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only ever eaten snapper from

Sun, 2009-06-21 20:42

only ever eaten snapper from the fish and chip shop haha never caught and eaten any of my fish they all go back to live another day so i guess im gunna have to go with snapper :P


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Without a doubt

Sun, 2009-06-21 20:44

Baldchin Grouper for me.


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depends weather its north or

Sun, 2009-06-21 20:46

depends weather its north or south north i would say red emperor , south i would say nanagui


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coral trout, without a doubt

Sun, 2009-06-21 20:55

coral trout, without a doubt

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Red Snapper for Southern

Sun, 2009-06-21 20:58

Coral trout for northern..


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baldy hands down

Sun, 2009-06-21 20:58

baldy hands down

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Sun, 2009-06-21 21:00

Many of the deepwater species are my favourites. Hard to pick one standout but probably Ruby snapper!

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Sun, 2009-06-21 21:04

LOve threadfin or bluenose samon ! I think its very underated.

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emperor  gold band or

Sun, 2009-06-21 21:05

emperor  gold band or orange ruffy yum if i can get hold of it

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bluenose salmon ive never

Sun, 2009-06-21 21:13

bluenose salmon ive never hear of it where do u catch that

to easy googled it ive always thought they were snub nose salmon

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Sun, 2009-06-21 21:15

Used to live up in Broome..we used to catch them up there, in Roebuck Bay .There mainly a northern fish..maybe catch them from Karratha up on the westcoast id say!

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i'd go baldie south and

Sun, 2009-06-21 21:41

i'd go baldie south and Rankin North both very Flakey white flesh but theres not much difference between trout, dhuies, snapper ect

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Sun, 2009-06-21 23:53

i mean theres a lot of exellent eating fish out there but really u just cant beat em..

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Mon, 2009-06-22 06:13

Over 3 days i tried dhuie,baldies and pink snapper all fresh liked the pink snapper most of all

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baldies r the go

Mon, 2009-06-22 06:51

baldies r the go


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coral trout

Mon, 2009-06-22 07:04

1 more vote for coral trout

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kgs in the south and reds in the north

Mon, 2009-06-22 07:06


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Agree with Wade

Mon, 2009-06-22 07:41

fresh Thready fried with a little garlic and onions makes a great breakfast. Otherwise KG's, Cobbler and a lot of others mentioned above.

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Mon, 2009-06-22 08:04

i enjoy eating Baldys, Jhuies, Black bums, flounder, sand Whiting, bronzeys, hammerheads, gummy sharks, NOT RAYS.

bye the way has anyone caught a sea sweep dad and i found this lump full of the do they taste good on the plate our are they a throw back fish?? 

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I may be a little different

Mon, 2009-06-22 08:08

I may be a little different but i love the tast of mackies and queenies. dont get me wrong trout and baldies are probably better but i thought i might throw some diffrent species into the northern mix.


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Coral trout by a mile and

Mon, 2009-06-22 08:09

Coral trout by a mile and those of you who havent had are missing out

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Hi. Two. Spanish Mack

Mon, 2009-06-22 08:12


Two. Spanish Mack Cutlets in foil. and Cobia The same.
Fingermark, a close third...

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Mon, 2009-06-22 08:49

Probably KG or Dhuie

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Mon, 2009-06-22 09:16

vote for baldy, although fresh dhu is a very close second

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Mon, 2009-06-22 10:27

Toss up between baldie and boar fish down south and spanish flag and red emperor up north

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Flathead would have to be up there

Mon, 2009-06-22 13:16

and Dhuie and snapper, but I also love the fishy taste of tailor and trevally.


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baldies south coraltrout 

Mon, 2009-06-22 15:08

baldies south coraltrout  north and somewhere in between yellowfin whiting love the sweet little fillets


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Mon, 2009-06-22 15:19

Having recently tried a few deep water fish, the old baldie has lost top position with me.

For a sweet fish, I do love the taste of charlie courts.

Cheers Pete

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Coral Trout with bluebone on

Mon, 2009-06-22 15:27

Coral Trout with bluebone on the side

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Any Fresh Fish

Mon, 2009-06-22 16:37

Is my bet,I like Herring,Skippy,Dhys,Trout,Shark all as long as they are treated right from the water to the table cannot be beattine in my view jersey

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tasmanian salmon

Mon, 2009-06-22 18:32

is outstanding

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snapper is awesome ...but

Mon, 2009-06-22 18:35

snapper is awesome ...but for uk species sea bream which is like your bream.  Also i love kingfish


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bluebone + kg

Mon, 2009-06-22 18:36

Bluebone up here and kg's down south.


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Tailor and kingfish :)

Mon, 2009-06-22 18:40

Tailor and kingfish :)

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i like alot of species...

Mon, 2009-06-22 19:12

i like alot of species... cums down to how the fish is handled once caught... ice slushies, bleed n wat not...


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Baldy, coral/coronation

Mon, 2009-06-22 19:21

Baldy, coral/coronation trout second. By the way do you find a big difference between coral or coronation trout? I've tried it side by  side and couldn't pick the difference.

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kg's are nice

Tue, 2009-06-23 18:33

kg's are nice

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Mangrove jack  

Tue, 2009-06-23 20:20

Mangrove jack


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Have to agree with Coral trout

Fri, 2009-06-26 10:13

But I would rate the humble whiting a very close second. Big fat one around Karratha and the islands. Now I was going to chase Blue bone this weekend but my mouth is now watering in other directions. Choices, choices, choices.

Spanish flag is very very nice to. Dont throw a legal one of those back unless the eskies full!



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Gotta say

Fri, 2009-06-26 10:32

In the last year or so it would have to be herring. Freshly caught straight on the BBQ with some butter and pepper and salt and washed down with some beers and family/mates!

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man got to agree. There is

Fri, 2009-06-26 11:26

man got to agree.

There is something about the old herring that caught fresh, and straight on the BBQ that makes them taste soo good.