finally popped my harpuka cherry

finally popped my harpuka cherry

decided sunday was the day to head out wide! after an early start and a little wind the further we got out the calmer it got! with only two deep drop rods onboard the guys got first go with the missus sitting back watching! lots of puka were boated but only small upto 4kg releasing them the missus has said look out ive gotta show you boys how to catch a decent fish! and sure as hell she did first drop 8kg puka hits the surface!! bloody smart ass! boated six nice ones for the day ranging between 6kg and 12kg!

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Nice way

Tue, 2012-10-02 15:26

Nice way to open your account on Harpuka, got to be happy with that catch .

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Awesome stuff Jeff. How wide

Tue, 2012-10-02 15:31

Awesome stuff Jeff. How wide did you go? Got me thinking......

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too bloody far sea kem

Tue, 2012-10-02 15:58

was only fishing 255 metres of water though!!

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Ha ha shit it was worth it.

Tue, 2012-10-02 16:19

Ha ha shit it was worth it.

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quality

Tue, 2012-10-02 19:42

Quality bag of deepwater there Jeff, nice effort.

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 Stuff mate, How do you find

Tue, 2012-10-02 20:19

 Stuff mate, How do you find them on the chew? ive heard a few conflicting opinions.

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i found them very nice

Tue, 2012-10-02 20:32

slightly oily but a nice flavour! i supose it depends on how you treat them! i always cut there throat and straight onto an ice slurry

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Preparing / cooking hapuka

Tue, 2012-10-02 21:20

I don't know how you prepared the hapuka however I would suggest you try scaling the fish and cut into steaks / cutlets and shallow fry.  Magic!!!

Well done on scoring a few to btw.

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hi alan

Tue, 2012-10-02 21:38

they were filleted cut into small thin pieces and covered lightly in flour salt and pepper and cooked on low heat in the pan in butter and garlic!! my favourite way too eat fish

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Releasing harpuka.

Thu, 2012-10-04 09:59

How did the small ones go that you released? Is there a size limit on harpuka?

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no size limit on harpuka

Thu, 2012-10-04 10:12

i was quiet surprised with how easily they swam off with only one needing the release weight to swim and he took off after only six metres! the others couldnt get back to the bottom quick enough!

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Thanks

Fri, 2012-10-05 07:35

I  remember reading some where that they think small harpuka are more pelagic before settling down as they get bigger. Makes sense then the smaller ones would swim off ok.

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Puka is excellent

Thu, 2012-10-04 11:40

Plenty of red in the flesh but it makes no difference to the taste.

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 well done. gotta be happy to

Thu, 2012-10-04 19:49

 well done. gotta be happy to open the account like that but bloody women, how do they manage to out fish the blokes on the boat. 

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Thu, 2014-08-28 06:05

6 puka thats a great effort welldone there snaperrmiles

 

 

 

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