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Presented from Issue 108, February 2014

Blue Eye Trevalla is the name most used by Tasmanians to describe Hyperoglyphe Antarctica, a fish species found in all southern oceans and like most widely distributed fish they have come to be known by a variety of different names. Blue Cod, Antarctic butterfish, Bluenose Warehou, Deepsea Trevally, Blue Nosed Sea Bass or Deep Sea Trevalla, are all names used to describe one of Tasmania’s finest eating fish. It is regularly seen on restaurant menus — and as a line caught fish it is unlikely it is overfished. 

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When you have finished for the day, why not have a brag about the ones that didn't get away! Send Mike an article on your fishing (Click here for contact details), and we'll get it published here. Have fun fishing - tasfish.com

Port Sorell 18/10/2011

By Stephen Smith
Success ! After many visits to the jetty at Port Sorell we finally landed some nice fish for tea !

It was a very interesting to chat with some fellow fishermen, who had landed one fish for the day, but then both of our rods began twitching !

I landed a nice Yellow Eye Mullet, among much cheering and enthusiasm ! Moments later, Karen (Mrs Fisherwomen) landed the first of her Australian Salmon - she was so surprised at their strength

In the next hour or so, I spent most of my my time racing over to help land her further 3 Salmon! One jumped the line at the jetty, otherwise it would have been a total of 5 Salmon and 1 Mullet.

The third one was so strong, it was touch and go as to who would win. Karen did an awesome job, her fishing skills clearly evident in her catch! It was such a fun day, with just the right success to lift spirits and enjoy the world.

Meanwhile, our unlucky companions on the jetty had no success at all.

We were using a standard sinker and 2 hooks,  with chicken thighs for bait.

And yes, they were very tasty, steamed in foil on the BBQ.

Hopefully more news on our future outings.

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