It is currently 11 Dec 2019, 17:10

How small would you keep?

General offshore yakking discussion.

How small would you keep?

Postby Reeling » 27 Nov 2019, 15:41

Just saw that Scott from Scott Gray Fishing is getting on some school Tuna, mainly small around the 8kg mark with the odd better sized.

I also came across some tagged tuna data shared by Tuna Champions on Facebook where 20+kg tuna had caught, tagged and released.

It made me think, what would be my keep/release size tuna.

I suppose it would depend on whether you came across a big school, or lone fish, but what would you cutoff be?
Tuna 20.5kg ---Snapper 84cm --- Gummy 83cm (55cm legal) ---- Whiting 40cm --- Silver Trevelly 41cm --- Flathead 52cm --- Aussie Salmon 38cm --- Squid 34cm hood

Facebook Page Reeling Fish
Instagram Page Reeling Fish
User avatar
Reeling
Square eyes
 
Posts: 962
Joined: 22 Nov 2016, 20:20
Location: Altona
kayak: Stealth PF 525
Real Name: Nath

Re: How small would you keep?

Postby 4liters » 27 Nov 2019, 16:06

A small tuna would still have plenty of meat, unless it looks like an upgrade is likely it’d be straight to the murderbox
User avatar
4liters
Lord of the fish
 
Posts: 1945
Joined: 02 Jun 2015, 11:55
kayak: Native Watercraft Slayer 13, Stealth Fisha 500
Real Name: Ian

Re: How small would you keep?

Postby Reeling » 27 Nov 2019, 16:24

4liters wrote:A small tuna would still have plenty of meat, unless it looks like an upgrade is likely it’d be straight to the murderbox


Depends what you consider small ;)
2kg?
6kg?
8kg?
Tuna 20.5kg ---Snapper 84cm --- Gummy 83cm (55cm legal) ---- Whiting 40cm --- Silver Trevelly 41cm --- Flathead 52cm --- Aussie Salmon 38cm --- Squid 34cm hood

Facebook Page Reeling Fish
Instagram Page Reeling Fish
User avatar
Reeling
Square eyes
 
Posts: 962
Joined: 22 Nov 2016, 20:20
Location: Altona
kayak: Stealth PF 525
Real Name: Nath

Re: How small would you keep?

Postby cheaterparts » 27 Nov 2019, 16:39

don't know what it weighed but I kept an 86 cm long tail last trip up north and there were 4 good fillets out of that

it would be much the same with a SBF
My kayak PBs
Gummy shark 128 Cm -- Elephant fish 85 Cm -- Snapper 91 Cm -- KG Whiting 49 Cm -- Flathead 55 Cm -- Garfish 47 Cm --Long tail Tuna 86 cm -- Silver Trevally 40 Cm -- Cobia 117 Cm -- snook 53 Cm -- Couta 71 Cm -- Squid 44 hood length


cheater
0402 208 657
User avatar
cheaterparts
Needs a life (forum tragic)
 
Posts: 5531
Joined: 29 Mar 2010, 07:04
Location: Cranbourne
kayak: Stealth Profisha 525 --- OK Prowler Ultra 4.3.
Real Name: Stephen-The Mud King

Re: How small would you keep?

Postby shane » 27 Nov 2019, 22:33

Smallest I've kept would be around 10kg. I've caught smaller but released those. My preferred size is generally 15kg or above.

I'm tempted to take the yak down this weekend but had already committed to taking our car that's banned from carrying yaks. :shock: I will be freediving for crays from the shore at Killarney on Saturday and Sunday. Let me know if anyone wants to come along.
0408 565 763
User avatar
shane
Vyak Addict
 
Posts: 6955
Joined: 07 Sep 2011, 21:54
Location: Moonee Ponds
kayak: Hobie AI, PA14, Quest and an ebay tandem
Real Name: Shane

Re: How small would you keep?

Postby peatop » 28 Nov 2019, 10:46

I looked up an 86cm long tail and it would weigh around 6kg. As for what size you would keep wouldn't this depend on where and when you caught it and how far you intend to travel with it and when? If you have several people you can have a feed with or share the fish with then i guess the bigger the better, i think a 6kg fish of any kind is more than enough for the 3 of us (me, myself and I ) lol
Mob no: 0401580668
Yak PBs kingfish (about this big <>>><), squid 39 cm, king george 42 cm, snapper 72 cm, gummy 122 cm, 71cm flatty (estimated )do we count toadies?
><(((*> J
<*)))><
peatop
PHD in Yakology.
 
Posts: 2231
Joined: 17 Sep 2017, 19:34
Location: Clifton springs
kayak: Dragon pro, lovig maverick and dune PA14
Real Name: Peter


Return to General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests