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    Posted: 23 April 2017 at 4:01pm
Just in case of interest....
Filleted the garfish and dipped in mixture of flour, lemon zest, garlic, salt and pepper and a touch of garam masala. Fried in mixture of olive oil and butter.
Meat firm and tasty, small bones a bit tricky but at least easy to see as lurid blue green against the white of the meat.
Not sure I would bother again although might be better cooked in sections in a bouillabaisse type fashion perhaps. That way could separate all the bones when cooked.
Certainly not a disaster...having the plaice and some squid tonight which I think will be easier. 😊
Any body else tried any none mainstream fish to eat?
No herrings yesterday, did see a couple of shoals of something in the sounder but not in time to drop anything to attract them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Salar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 April 2017 at 4:11pm
I'll try anything! Loads on non-mainstream fish are very good or at least OK. I put a guide to cooking all local species on my web site here:
http://www.boat-angling.co.uk/cooking-fish/

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Used a chunk of mine yesterday and converted it into turbot should tasted better lol
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Garrydog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 April 2017 at 5:39pm
Seems a good swap!! Might go for that next time instead...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Doombar Dave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 April 2017 at 5:44pm
I find it a really good bait have caught several bass on it

Also yesterday had loads of pot so put a bit lump of that on a big hook and lobbed it upside and had a bass that was returned to fight another day
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I would love to catch a turbot, one of the best tasting fish in the sea. I posted a couple of years ago a recipe as follows
Fillet of turbot in a roasting dish with whole cherry tomatoes all around. Cover in creme fraiche and cook in oven. It tastes fantastic. The cooking takes away the sharpness of the creme fraiche. Got this from a cornish fisherman from Porthleven. Simple but brilliant.
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I fished bracklesham Saturday very slow    we caught dogs spotted ray bream pout and   loads of garfish to a pound   I thought the gars were a good size till I saw a pic of a 3.10 garfish in solent tackle wow what a fish
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I fished Culver yesterday, very uncomfortable but caught a couple of small bream, one undulate, many dogs and half a dozen Gar. They were as big as I've ever caught/seen. I did weigh one, just out of interest, and it weighed in at 2lb 6oz. Was over a metre in length. Most were of similar size, all easily 1.5lbs. Caught them in quick succession on three rods fishing for Bream.
Managed to wrap my buoyed anchor around a poorly identified pot marker.
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1.25 is a specimen so yours   was 200% well done did you get your anchor   back alright
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Originally posted by Redduke Redduke wrote:

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Managed to wrap my buoyed anchor around a poorly identified pot marker.


You need to sign this: petition to get pot markers marked properly

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/193254
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