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  1. #1
    redspeckle
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    Snapper How long do they Live For

    In this weeks Bayside Weekly Magazine Artlice on Snapper
    its says the Snapper grow up to 130Cm's in lenght and in weight to 19.5 kg average 9.5 and live for 14 to 15 yrs old
    start breeding at 3yrs average catch is around one kg mark
    and squire is a junville
    I thought they live up to forty years so that's my [smiley=huh2.gif]
    Mitch

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    Re:  Snapper How long do they Live For

    Growth rates are quite slow, a 10 kg adult is probably 20 years old, and a fish at the maximum size of 1.3 m long and 20 kg is probably 50 years old. Sexual maturity is reached at about 30 cm long and a small percentage of the males will actually turn into females at puberty. Anglers are advised not to take immature fish, so as not to reduce breeding stock. The legal size in Australia varies by state, from 25 cm in Queensland to 41 cm in Western Australia.

    This took a little bit of digging up but i think it will answer your question.

    The size limits are a little out of date.

    Graeme

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    Re: #Snapper How long do they Live For

    Grame the size limit in QLD is 35cm not 25 don't know if that was a typo or a Very old doco on limits

    I think this is still too small for them... 40cms would be a better mark, let a few bread a couple more times before becoming dinner

    Lol and thats comming form someone whos PB squire is 38cms

    Cheers N
    Tight Lines

    Brandon...

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    Re:  Snapper How long do they Live For

    Brandon,

    Yes it is an old doc i dug up out of the Melb Museum, i think it was.

    I agree with you about a bigger size to.

    Graeme

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    Re:  Snapper How long do they Live For

    They grow pretty old and pretty ugly
    Tight lines <*)(((((((((><

  6. #6
    redspeckle
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    Re:  Snapper How long do they Live For

    [smiley=dankk2.gif] for the Replies
    I was only out by ten years and the Bayside Weekly Magazine was 35 years out
    Gee got the the right their Griz066 as you said They grow pretty old and pretty ugly by that photo they shore do
    But to me they are one of the pretties fish and they taste dam good
    Mitch

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    rtranter
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    Re:  Snapper How long do they Live For

    Almost a clown fish with a face like that.
    NSW min length 30cm, to small 35+ maybe 40 would be good.
    Regards
    Rob

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    Re: #Snapper How long do they Live For

    The wikipedia also states the qld legal size for squire is 25 cm's.

    I am confused what is the legal size for squire in qld

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    Re:  Snapper How long do they Live For

    its 35cm

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