Milkfish.....bloody hell they go hard!!!

Milkfish.....bloody hell they go hard!!!

I have never before encountered a fish that fights as hard as these things.  They just never give up.  90 minutes on 10lb braid.  They're just insane.  Gotta keep the spot a secret unfortunately....


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I guess you could nickname

Wed, 2012-11-28 15:12

I guess you could nickname the spot...... The Milkbar.

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 I would know, I love

Fri, 2012-11-30 12:51

 I would know, I love milkbars. 

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Milkfish

Wed, 2012-11-28 16:23

Never caught one but that seems to be a familiar story. Nice fish.

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Thats a damn good fish and an

Wed, 2012-11-28 17:08

Thats a damn good fish and an even better photoshop effort!

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 Any fish with forktail like

Wed, 2012-11-28 18:39

 Any fish with forktail like that will have that burst of speed....

Powerful fish, saw on an episode of Adventure Bound in which Andrew Clark caught one that went 15kg near a barramundi farm up north. It was insane fishing to say the least.

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Nice fish mate, did you get

Wed, 2012-11-28 18:57

Nice fish mate, did you get it on bread?, i would think the fight would be similar to giant herring?

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Yep

Wed, 2012-11-28 22:35

Yep , awsome fish mate. It's the one fish i would love to get on the fly rod. Well done to land it on 10lb .

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great fish

Thu, 2012-11-29 09:38

still on my list which I hope to forfill next year

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classic photoshop work!!!! oh

Thu, 2012-11-29 11:50

classic photoshop work!!!! oh and nice fish too

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Good background removal

Thu, 2012-11-29 12:02

You do not want Dampier Salt knowing you were fishing on site !!!

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Thanks folks.  Norun I'm on

Thu, 2012-11-29 14:52

Thanks folks, it was caught on a piece of bread.  I'm keen to get on on a fly next.  Norun I'm on the East Coast. 

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awesome catch. Wasnt in the

Thu, 2012-11-29 19:30

awesome catch. Wasnt in the same place Robson Green went fishing for them accross the river from a feeding station was it.

gotta be happy landing it on the 10lb line

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That was in Darwin, Doctors

Fri, 2012-11-30 19:14

That was in Darwin, Doctors Gully, went there as a kid and was amazed, milkfish and daimond scaled mullet everywhere, i do recall watching fishing australia and them getting them near Cairns tho ;)

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Yeah. Ive got a few out of

Fri, 2012-11-30 19:25

Yeah. Ive got a few out of doctors gully. They go hard as do the big mullet.

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Is the fight similar to giant

Fri, 2012-11-30 19:54

Is the fight similar to giant herring?

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Ive only caught the Giant

Fri, 2012-11-30 20:21

Ive only caught the Giant Herring on Barra gear so they didnt go hard. No where near as hard as big milkies on fly thats for sure.

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Awesome stamina hey!!

Fri, 2012-11-30 12:48

Only ever hooked them on 1-3kg gear. Had the 2500 fireblood screaming.

Im green with envy mate! top fish!!!

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Gotta ask Mate

Sat, 2012-12-08 18:23

Did you eat it? Havent heard wether they're edible or not?

 

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 No it was released.  I

Sun, 2012-12-09 06:43

 No it was released.  I believe they are full of bones and taste like s##t but people do eat them in some Asian countries.

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Yep

Mon, 2012-12-10 14:06

I believe they would :-|

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Milkfish is a staple diet in

Tue, 2012-12-11 12:33

Milkfish is a staple diet in the Phillippines. Haven't tasted one myself but recall people were using them as live bait in Singapore since they are hardier than most other species of baitfish.

Usually bony fish have very fine texture flesh. A good example is the wolf herring.

I have eaten giant wolf herring and rate it pretty highly. It is a pain in the arse to remove the bones but the texture of the flesh is very nice. Mind you, the bones ain't straight and they are mostly Y shape bones.

I guess it will not find its way to the western world as a food fish given that western world would prefer skinless, boneless fillets.