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Re: Caring for your Kahawai
Reply #15 - Jun 7th, 2009 at 5:39am
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Sikahill wrote on Feb 25th, 2007 at 11:10am:
Turn the fish over and do the same to the other side. The second side is always more difficult to get a nice fillet close to the bone as the fish has lost all of its support and rigidity.


I find the 2nd side of the fish fillets much easier if the first side is not completely taken off the fish, before starting the 2nd side. That way it keeps it's support/rigidty and sits on the filleting bench properly.

This applies to all fish not just Kahawai.

Sorry if this has come up before?

Nice post! It's good to see well filleted fish. Some blokes are so rough...
  
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Reply #16 - Jun 24th, 2009 at 11:46pm
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I have a request...

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I am doing a masters project on kahawai genetics, and have samples from all over the north island, but *every* time I take my camera with me, I don't catch fish.

If anyone has some decent photos of whole kahawai that I can use to illustrate my thesis, I would be very grateful.

Also, if anyone from the South Island catches kahawai regularly, please PM me - I'd love to get some small samples from fish from there. I will of course provide sample instructions, collection tubes with preservative in them and return courier bags.

Ooo... and if anyone from the far north is reading this, and can tell the difference between kahawai (Arripis trutta) and Kermadec kahawai (Arripis xylabion), I would be *very* keen to see some photos / get some tissue samples!

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Reply #17 - Jun 25th, 2009 at 12:16am
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I thought I would have a few on the work computer....but that was it....Will have a look at home I think there are some we caught on Marlin gear Tongue
  

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Reply #18 - Jun 25th, 2009 at 1:16am
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Some of those kahawai look a *hell* of a lot like trevally...

... science student, remember? You can't fool me!

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Reply #19 - Jun 25th, 2009 at 1:20am
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BTMO wrote on Jun 25th, 2009 at 1:16am:
Some of those kahawai look a *hell* of a lot like trevally...

... science student, remember? You can't fool me!

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I should have some better photos of the kahawai in the back Roll Eyes....and yip I do believe the ones in front might not be kahawai ....or so I have been told once Tongue
  

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Reply #20 - Jun 25th, 2009 at 1:33am
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Hey - I am such a great fisherman, that when I started my MSc, I thought "sweet - this will be a doddle".

Three months, and 4 fish later, I started getting in contact with the RFC, the Kahawai Action Group, the fishing companies, kids on wharves...

Pretty much anytime I *need* a fish, I can't get one. Same thing goes with hunting, actually...

I now have a couple hundred samples, which means my thesis is coming along, but my partner is getting real joy out of my fishing ineptitude. Women a like that...

You have some stunning fish there, mate!!

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Reply #21 - Jun 25th, 2009 at 2:05am
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BTMO wrote on Jun 25th, 2009 at 1:33am:
You have some stunning fish there, mate!!

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Just a quick trip to the waikato river mouth with a mate, his daughter my son .....most were caught in half an hour but stuck at it for another hour and got a couple more.. Usualy plenty of kahawai and trevs to be had, And if the bars flat even better but I dont take the kids out there Wink
  

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Reply #22 - Jun 25th, 2009 at 3:22am
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we regularly catch kahawai between 2.5 to 3kg and bigger there is a just under20lber on the wall in a gamefish club to which i cant remember which club?
i do not have many photos of kahawai but
here is an average size one i caught recently of the rocks just down the road



  

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Reply #23 - Jun 26th, 2009 at 10:27am
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Nice!

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Reply #24 - Jul 3rd, 2009 at 12:33am
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nice post i think the most important thing with filleting fish is practice practice practice ... Smiley
  
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Reply #25 - Jul 3rd, 2009 at 4:43am
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Kahawai would have to be one of the most underrated table fish around. I have been bought up on smoked and pan fried kahawai and either way it is delicious. If I marinate kahawai I usually do it with white or spiced vinegar with lemon juice overnight then make a mayonaise out of the marinade and highland condensed milk as i have never been a fan of coconut cream.
  
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Reply #26 - Sep 9th, 2009 at 11:10am
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theres one of the several kahawai in this pic. had to give the rest to a father and son at the boat ramp who were catching sprats,

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Reply #27 - Mar 13th, 2010 at 6:06am
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Just had lovely fish curry tonight made with Kahawai. My son who usually turns up his nose at fish ate it all and said he pretended it was chicken but nicer.  Grin

The fillets were from a 7lber I got on the fly about 1mth ago and froze.
  

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Reply #28 - Mar 13th, 2010 at 8:28am
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7lb? Good shit mate
  
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Re: Caring for your Kahawai
Reply #29 - Apr 25th, 2010 at 11:51pm
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Good job, thanks for sharing
I do filleting same way but  also using bones and heads to cook delicious  Tongue soup.
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