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Duke St dock 18.4.2019l

PostPosted: 18 May 2019, 23:22
by Manchester newbie
Went intending to fish the 1o'clock gun,got there water about 30/40 yards out,so not fancying dragging any fish across mud and sand,so went to Duke St dock if anything it would be a whiting session,how wrong can you be.Set up 7 ft rods light lines and small hooks bits of squid,mackeral and prawn,sat there for about 1 and half hours swoping and changing baits nothing where has the whiting gone??.Set up another rod with a light float to fish a ledge about 12ft deep,12 's hook bit of prawn,float sailed away :banghead: missed it, recast float went again,fish on, up came the most ugliest fish I've ever seen (pictures below) next cast goby on prawn and then a sea scorpion again on prawn,mixed bag.At least 2 for the species hunt How do you tell gobies apart,I had 1 with a yellow tipped dorsal fin,and some others with orange tipped dorsal fin,are these one and the same.Finished up with 8 gobies,1 sea scorpion,3 whiting and 1 ugly thing (another guy fishing said it was a monk fish)need definite identification for the species hunt

Re: Duke St dock 18.4.2019l

PostPosted: 18 May 2019, 23:59
by starfish
MONK FISH they seem to be around i lost one last year at moston
very good catch there like gold dust :cheer: :thumb:

Re: Duke St dock 18.4.2019l

PostPosted: 19 May 2019, 00:33
by Manchester newbie
starfish wrote:MONK FISH they seem to be around i lost one last year at moston
very good catch there like gold dust :cheer: :thumb:

Cheers starfish it was God dam ugly,just kept trying to bite anything that was near,wouldn't like to meet its mum or dad.

Re: Duke St dock 18.4.2019l

PostPosted: 19 May 2019, 02:07
by bob1
Great result mate well done on the Monk :gp: and pics :thumb:

Re: Duke St dock 18.4.2019l

PostPosted: 19 May 2019, 07:57
by shacky
Very rare fish indeed. Usually a deep water critter. Well done :thumb:
Cracking session with the mini fish :clap: Excellent day :fishing:

Re: Duke St dock 18.4.2019l

PostPosted: 19 May 2019, 08:42
by rugbydanny99
it was an excellent catch the monkfish mate, waiting for confirmation on mine i think it’s a european sardine, it’s amazing the species in that dock

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Re: Duke St dock 18.4.2019l

PostPosted: 19 May 2019, 09:41
by rob f
Well done mate the yellow tip and orange tip goby are both common gobies. I check out if its a monkfish . if it is I will add it to the list :thumb:

Re: Duke St dock 18.4.2019l

PostPosted: 19 May 2019, 10:52
by Weebarra
:thumb: Well done on a cracking session. I’ve never heard of a monk fish being caught from the shore in this region before. That’s an exceptional catch. :thumb: :clap:

Re: Duke St dock 18.4.2019l

PostPosted: 19 May 2019, 11:52
by micky bay
well done on the varied catch maybe a fishing match with coarse tackle there might be a good idea .did you eat the monkfish? i believe they are good friars :fishing: cheers mick :thumb:

Re: Duke St dock 18.4.2019l

PostPosted: 19 May 2019, 14:07
by Manchester newbie
micky bay wrote:well done on the varied catch maybe a fishing match with coarse tackle there might be a good idea .did you eat the monkfish? i believe they are good friars :fishing: cheers mick :thumb:

No I put it back it was only 12 inches long still a ugly thing wouldn't like to meet its mum or dad, their all mouth,you could have fitted a golf ball in it.