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PostPosted: 09 Nov 2009, 19:05 
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A little while ago I went for a dive in Diamond bay and saw 2 quite large fish that I could not identify, hence I didn't shoot them. They looked
a LOT like whiting but had bigger sort of blotchy/squarish black marks on them. Can anyone confirm this was a Trumpeter Whiting? My fish
guide does not show them as existing so far south but then I suspect it is not entirely accurate.

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PostPosted: 11 Nov 2009, 10:14 
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id say they were whiting were u doin deep drops to see these?

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PostPosted: 11 Nov 2009, 10:39 
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What's depth got to do with whether they are whiting or not? I've got them in 50 cm of water and in 15m

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PostPosted: 12 Nov 2009, 13:35 
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Does any one know or not? :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: 12 Nov 2009, 15:08 
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We call them sand whiting down here but you would have seen KG whiting

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PostPosted: 14 Nov 2009, 08:06 
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Greg, they were defo not KGW.

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PostPosted: 14 Nov 2009, 10:00 
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I don't believe we get trumpeter whiting this far south, i know we get sand whiting but they aren't that large.


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PostPosted: 14 Nov 2009, 10:24 
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Southern school whiting would be my guess.

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PostPosted: 14 Nov 2009, 10:56 
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who really gives a fuck?

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PostPosted: 14 Nov 2009, 14:02 
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IH, this is the FISH IDENTIFICATION part of the forum, so if you don't 'give a fuck' go 'give a fuck' on a different part of the forum.

MUST have been a larger one of the whitings mentioned (if sand, its the first one I saw that was bigger than about 25cm) Its blotches were quite dark and it was pretty large and solitary. Case closed.

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PostPosted: 21 Jan 2010, 16:55 
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my gess is grass whiting i shot a 45cm one the other day after 5 min of staring at it from the top to figger out what it is

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PostPosted: 22 Jan 2010, 08:40 
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Great book for fish ID is "Sea Fishes of Southern Australia" by barry hutchins and roger swainston. at $30 its a spieros bible and with a bit of study can help with the fish you see but didn't spear, you ask some one about these fish you saw and they say they are great eating fish... . oz ps great to id comp species


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In VIC you get the following whiting species:

Sillaginodes punctata, King George Whiting.
Sillago bassensis Cuvier, Southern School Whiting.
Sillago flindersi McKay, Eastern School Whiting.

Trumpeter Whiting, aka S. maculata are only found in QLD and NSW.


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Are any of those what we call "Grass whiting" here?


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No. Grass "whiting" belong to the Odacidae family. Which includes the Herring and Rainbow Cales.


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