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Filleting, skinning and deboning flathead

Postby tightlines » 08 Jan 2017, 11:38

I assume that most of you will be au fait with this. I knew how to fillet, skin and debone by cutting a 'v', but this explained how to debone by ripping really well. Hope it helps someone.
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Re: Filleting, skinning and deboning flathead

Postby laneends » 08 Jan 2017, 12:21

:thumbsup:

I hadn't been ripping either, just cutting right through..so yeh i learned something new, thanks.
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Re: Filleting, skinning and deboning flathead

Postby 4liters » 08 Jan 2017, 16:19

That's the way I do it. Sometimes the flatties are a little bit mushy and it doesn't work very well but most of the time it's the fastest, least wasteful way of cleaning them I have tried
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Re: Filleting, skinning and deboning flathead

Postby fisho79 » 08 Jan 2017, 19:01

Ripping the bones out with the skin works best when the fish are fresh, so do it as soon as possible after catching
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Re: Filleting, skinning and deboning flathead

Postby Digger » 09 Jan 2017, 06:59

Smaller fish I cut in front of the fins and use them for grip ripping the fillet away from the skin too, but much harder with a big fish.

Apart from that I've been using these methods for many years.
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Re: Filleting, skinning and deboning flathead

Postby MrTall » 09 Jan 2017, 11:13

The ripping method is the only one i have ever used on flatties, but last night i tried it on summer whiting up here in a QLD holiday and it worked a treat.
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Re: Filleting, skinning and deboning flathead

Postby vikodin » 09 Jan 2017, 19:07

fisho79 wrote:Ripping the bones out with the skin works best when the fish are fresh, so do it as soon as possible after catching

As above... but f they aren't fresh leave them in the fridge or a slurry for a few hrs and they still work ok
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Re: Filleting, skinning and deboning flathead

Postby fisho79 » 09 Jan 2017, 23:18

vikodin wrote:
fisho79 wrote:Ripping the bones out with the skin works best when the fish are fresh, so do it as soon as possible after catching

As above... but f they aren't fresh leave them in the fridge or a slurry for a few hrs and they still work ok


Nice tip, cheers!
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Re: Filleting, skinning and deboning flathead

Postby Redmullet » 09 Jan 2017, 23:36

Will definitely try this method next time i get a few flatties
Perfect little fillets for a beer butter and hot oil dunking
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Re: Filleting, skinning and deboning flathead

Postby Digger » 10 Jan 2017, 07:15

People really appreciate being presented with fish that is skinless and has no bones.
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