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    Ausfish Platinum Member Funchy's Avatar
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    Fish ID

    Old mate caught this up near Bundy in an estuary. Was put back after a quick pic

    Bit of debate on what it actually is

    Thoughts

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    Re: Fish ID

    I'm not known for my fish ID skills but good old estury cod would be my guess.

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    QLD groper is my guess.

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    I'll run with Queensland Groper as well.
    "I soak the worms in rum. The fish love em and the worms die happy"
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    Re: Fish ID

    Estuary cod from the photo

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    Re: Fish ID

    Definitely Qld grouper - 3 factors.
    Head Shape - has a "longer" head than a gold spot/estuary cod
    spots on fins - are identical to spots on a juvenile grouper - this one is just losing its juvenile markings
    general colouration - as above is moving from juvenile markings to adult colour - with the spots on fins all that remains from the juvenile colouration.

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    Re: Fish ID

    ^
    IMO it can't be an estuary cod. They have distinct blotches and gold/black spots (depending on species) over their whole body at all sizes.

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    Re: Fish ID

    Seems common perception is leaning towards QLD grouper which was where I was at.
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    Funchy
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    Re: Fish ID

    What ever happend for everyone to have a fish id chart?.

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    Re: Fish ID

    i assume most fishos do Chris, although not all fish are on the charts.
    Sometimes the pics on them arent conclusive either.
    Dad reckons fishing is 10% brains and 95% muscle, the rest is just good luck.

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    Re: Fish ID

    It is, without question, a juvenile Qld Groper.

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