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    Awesome looking grunter

    Caught this fella up North last week in an amazing untouched river system.

    Cheers
    Pete
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    Re: Awesome looking grunter

    That's awesome. I have been wondering for years what the fish looked like.

    We used to buy fresh grunter fillets from the seafood outlet at Grasstree Beach near Sarina.

    Best tasting fish we ever have eaten. Does anyone know their range?

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    Re: Awesome looking grunter

    Quote Originally Posted by WalrusLike View Post
    That's awesome. I have been wondering for years what the fish looked like.

    We used to buy fresh grunter fillets from the seafood outlet at Grasstree Beach near Sarina.

    Best tasting fish we ever have eaten. Does anyone know their range?
    The grunter fillets you bought would have been javelin fish mate.

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    Re: Awesome looking grunter

    Do tell, my ceiling walking porcine friend...,

    How come Javelin?

    Whatever they were they were great.

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    Re: Awesome looking grunter

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    From Karumba campgrounds web site:

    "Grunter (javelin fish) are probably the most prolific fish in our estuary and tidal systems and many a bait fishing outing has been saved by the catching of dozens of these common, but very underrated fish. They are one of the best eating fish to come from our waters, but being so easy to catch, do not have the glamour nor appeal of the more famous species like Mangrove Jacks or Barramundi. Size and bag limits do apply to grunter. Soft white flesh and excellent eating."

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    Re: Awesome looking grunter

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthias View Post
    Caught this fella up North last week in an amazing untouched river system.

    Cheers
    Pete
    that's a young coal grunter isn't it.

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    Re: Awesome looking grunter

    Yeah mate it's a coal grunter. Not sure of the age but I caught quite a few and they all had the same colouration.

    Would love to have one in a fishtank at home- gotta be one of the best looking aussie freshwater natives i've seen.

    Cheers

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    Re: Awesome looking grunter

    For sure, that's a beautiful fish.
    Same family as sooty.
    Grunter/javelin/trumpeter are fantastic fish too but that little freshwater one would be spectacular in a tank, I agree.

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    Re: Awesome looking grunter

    Quote Originally Posted by WalrusLike View Post
    That's awesome. I have been wondering for years what the fish looked like.

    We used to buy fresh grunter fillets from the seafood outlet at Grasstree Beach near Sarina.

    Best tasting fish we ever have eaten. Does anyone know their range?
    You definately didn't eat that grunter not a comercial species
    you got barred javlin fish or local name grunter
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