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31-01-2004, 06:19 PM
i was just wondering if any body can give me a description of a herring or slimey. probly a bloody stupid question to you salties but seeing i am from the fresh i wouldnt know the differance between a rum bottle and a flathead. ??? if anybody knows where to get a few herring around the gold coast broadwater/seaway let me know.
thanks anyfish

31-01-2004, 07:20 PM
Two very different fish. Slimys you will find outside of the seaway, on the close bait reefs.

They are a longish fish with a blue black.

Herring are silver & you will pick them up from just about any bridge in the broadwater. Sundale bridge would be a good start.

Pick of a slimy below

31-01-2004, 07:20 PM
Pick of a Herring.

31-01-2004, 10:58 PM
If you don't know the difference between a rum bottle and a flathead I'm not coming to your place to get on the piss! ;)

03-02-2004, 01:26 PM
thanks heath
i went to the coast on the weekend. got a few herring with a cast net but my ability to throw the bloody thing stopped me from getting many. where abouts can i get hold of those slimies. i seen a few dlokes in a big 30 footer come back in and caught nice fish using what looked like slimies. i will put a post in reports
cheers anyfish

03-02-2004, 02:11 PM
best bet for ether the slimies or herring is to use bait jigs
the slimies can be found at most of the closer reefs with 20- meters on it
look for dense coloms of fish on nice broken reef

03-02-2004, 02:12 PM
nice pics heath i'v never known anyone to take a pic of a herring before LOL :D

03-02-2004, 03:21 PM
I like the pic of the slimy, just like it came from the fish and chip shop, where's the sauce ;D

04-02-2004, 03:59 AM
Sorry Guys,

Neither picture are mine actually. Just sourced them off the web. ;D


You will slimys out on the baitreefs, in about 12 fathoms approx 1km SE from the Seaway.

06-02-2004, 04:34 PM
thanks mate
next time i get across to the gold coast ill have to try to get some slimies and catch some bigger fish. do the slimies stay in the area all year round? look like real good bait anyhow.
cheers anyfish