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Why do some freshwater fish taste muddy?

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So after Graz detailed his quest to eat carp and the (surprisingly delicious) results (Part I and Part II), I thought I’d delve into what causes the biggest complaint about eating carp and freshwater fish in general, that they taste muddy. Talking to Graz while he was in Vietnam recently illustrated the point. While his Canberra carp was delicious, he recited a story about eating a carp a few…

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Fishing in Vietnam. #fish #fishing #vietnam #river #scenery #flickandfly

Graz returned from two weeks in Vietnam this week. He didn’t do any fishing but did take some pics #fish #vietnam #flickandfly #fishing

New blog up. Part 2 of Graz’s mission to eat carp. Head over to the blog for the verdict #fish #food #fishing #fishingaustralia #carp #eatingcarp #canberra #flickandfly

Catching and cooking a carp – part II

In the first partof this crazy carp adventure, I looked at where to catch an ‘eating carp’ around Canberra.  The word on various fishing forums and social media was that they taste better with less of a muddy taste from flowing rivers  than from lakes.  If I was going to embark on this mission, I wanted to make sure the fish had every chance of rewarding the family and I with a reasonable meal…

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Dan was pretty pleased with this #emperor #fish #fishing #northernterritory #flickandflyjournal

This is what happens when you go for a dip in shark and croc infested waters, jump out and see a school fish on the sounder. Dan connected to a solid trev in his birthday suit #fishing #fishingaustralia #northernterritory #nt #sexy #flickandfly

New blog post up- Dan checks in from the NT detailing a recent bluewater trip #fishing #fish #fishingaustralia #nt #northernterritory #bluewater #queenie #queenfish

Cleaning up on the NT bluewater scene

It’s been a long time between post for me, partly due to the dry season ‘cold snap’ where the barra shut down when the water gets below a chilly 26 degrees, and a hectic work schedule.

Last weekend made up for my lack of fishing action though. I don’t know if it was the mega full moon, big tides or the remoteness of the waters but the fish were on the chew and the variety of species and…

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Preparing dinner in Eden #kingfish #squid #food #fishing