New knife - shorecatch

Howdy folks,


a few months back I won the shorecatch monthly prize, and ventured out of my comfort zone (south of the river), up to meet Mick at shorecatch. For those that haven't been in there yet, I can safely say there is nothing like this set-up in Perth, and you would be hard pushed to find anything like shorecatch or its quality bait selection in Australia.  

anyway, after a half hour introduction/chinwag, he offered me selection of one of the many quality knives he stocks, and I eventually settled on a saucy little swibo/victorinox number that I hadn't seen before. My reasons for choosing this little knife were it felt nice in hand, was light, and I didn't have nor had seen a filleting knife like it. Mick made comment it would be good for smaller fish, and was a brand new edition to their shop's collection, and that was the clincher. 

Fast forward to yesterday, which was the first time I had a chance to use it, as I took the kids whiting fishing. A perfect time to christen the slick narrow little 15cm blade. Man, that knife made it a pleasure to fillet the fat sand whiting, and no boolshit, I reckon it took me a bit more than half the normal time it normally would have.


I usually get a bit brutal on whiting, and just slab the sides completely off, then cut out the belly/rib cage, which results in a bit of wastage, but quickens the tedious task of doing 20-40 fish. The edge and prescision of the little RAZOR SHARP weapon made it easier and quicker to fillet them like normal, and go over/around the rib cage, which also resulted in less wastage. Win win! I'm looking forward to testing it out on something bigger, as just it's sleek little manoeuvrability, would certainly make it shorter work on some bigger slabs.


anyway, I just thought I'd return the favour of Mick's, Shorecatch's, and Fishwrecked's generosity, and write up how good their prize is. 




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Mon, 2020-09-14 20:58

Just keep away from mate who had bad luck. Prob chop off finger :)

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 Not the best to fillet due

Tue, 2020-09-15 07:49

 Not the best to fillet due to their size but my god their worth it once their all done and coated in beer batter :)

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Well done...great

Tue, 2020-09-15 08:38

Well done...great prize!

Keen to get up there myself for a look.

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 Thanks for the write-up.

Tue, 2020-09-15 11:15

 Thanks for the write-up. Might have to look at one myself as I tend to take the same brutal approach to a feed of whiting, with the odd one having a lot of wastage.

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Tue, 2020-09-15 15:07

 South of the River, explains a lot Scotto.


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Tue, 2020-09-15 19:21

Says the guy from frikkin Denmark!  

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 Certainly nice to use a good

Tue, 2020-09-15 17:03

 Certainly nice to use a good knife . Good clean fillets on any size fish


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Wed, 2020-09-16 13:12

Nice to meet you and thanks for the kind words Scotto – your story was quality and a deserved winner.

I am glad the knife met expectations, and it really is a little sharp “needle”.  It does add nicely to our range, and the help from Fishwrecked members to select the range was certainly appreciated all those years ago.  The importer doesn’t have them in stock at the moment but we will keep ordering them until they do.


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