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itsaboat 2 months ago

Seems like it is just a year ago that COD season opened last time...and here it is again !! I am starting to think this is some sort of annual event hahaha.

December 1 marks the open season for Murray Cod.

The past 4 seasons have had plans different to my plans...My plans was "catch some cod"...Those with higher powers than us mere mortals had plans like flood, fire and a couple of things I did not know even existed !!

This season, the higher powers thought it might be funny to throw a few more floods towards me...Not amused. I see your floods and raise you a freezer full of carp !!

I know when I am beaten. This makes it 5 years in a row that my plans and target is cod, only to be pushed to one side...So this year my target is CARP.

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
Mark Totzke 2 months ago

I'd be keen to see you try out some of these carp recipes.
The main two issues are getting rid of the muddy taste by keeping them alive in clean fresh water for a few days after capture and then somehow getting rid of all the bones.

In Germany, in the old days, they used to keep them alive in a bath tub with fresh water for a couple of days to get rid of the mud taste.

The meat itself is actually very good.

Last time I had one I used a food processor to mince up the fillets with all the tiny bones in them and then made fish cakes out of it.

Was actually quite tasty.

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
itsaboat 2 months ago

Apparently the muddy taste is from a chemical (I forget what it's called). Keeping the fish calm reduces it. But apparently milk removes it. Just like lemon or vinegar removes that fishy smell and taste of salt water fish, milk removes the muddy taste of fresh water fish.

From what I understand, absolutely keeping them alive and calm in a bath tub for a few days would work.

I was actually looking for for something else when I came across this book. It got me thinking...I am surrounded by carp. Literally less than 3 minutes walk from my front door is carp. I would not eat them, the water is a flood over flow dam to stop the town flooding. So it is still water and not flowing, so sus at best...But it does have carp and other fish in it.

Every time I make plans to hit the coast or target cod, something happens...But this book has given me some inspiration to target carp....So you know what is going to happen?? I target carp and it will be the best cod season in history !!!

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
Mark Totzke 2 months ago

haha, yeah why not. I would target them too if I were surrounded by them
And you save a lot on fuel costs.

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
itsaboat 2 months ago

Yeah fuel is a big issue. It's 1000km round trip to go to the coast...

This is the latest Google image. No more than 6 months old. I know cos next door has a red car which he got 6 months ago. Plus my caravan is where I put it 6 months ago and I haven't moved it since.

These 2 dams are Crown land (public). I am told they are full of carp. There is a local bloke that goes there regularly. But i have never gone in there. I go each morning for my walk at the other end. These dams would not be more than 3 or 4 minutes walk from my front door.

Now, I am not saying anything bad about my new "home town"...But I think I might spend a bit on fuel to get to some "cleaner" water

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !