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zombie dog fish

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:22 pm
by kev37
this may sound crazzy and impossible but how long can a dog fish survive out off water. i went fishing last night with two of my brothers and we got two dog fish to keep after 7 hours we took it home to cleen and fillit them thay were still moving and brithing im sure thats not normall no other fish last that long.

kev B-)

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:31 pm
by dabhand
the longest i av managed to keep them alive in freshly changed sea water in a bucket is about 2 hours. you sure it werent just nerves. several fish appear alive but its just nerves. admittedly some fish can be kept alive for hours like eels and flounders in sea water but i av never heard of doggies staying alive that long. you may be right but thats just my oppinion

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:42 pm
by eccles
Don't mean to cause offence but if I am going to keep a fish I kill it on the beach to put it out of it's misery. Best done by clubbing or spiking the head.

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:49 pm
by kev37
i thought i did kill it i hit twice on the head with a rock weather it was still alive or not it was defonatly not normall even if its nerves to still be so active after 7 hours just dont seem right to me

kev B-)

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:58 pm
by maniacmark
Any dogies that I keep get swung down onto the wall or beach holding the tail, normally does the trick. I have had a couple that even after the head bang, gutting and skinning still moved!. The shout from a friend was Marks got another doggie after hearing the thud. It does take a lot to kill them quickly.

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:29 pm
by wannacatch1
eccles wrote:Don't mean to cause offence but if I am going to keep a fish I kill it on the beach to put it out of it's misery. Best done by clubbing or spiking the head.
I'm with you on that eccles been to alot of venues mainly peirs and marina walls and seen people throwing mackeral on the deck to die slow just because the fish are shoaling.Those doggies do take a firm swipe to dispatch them.


DAZ B-)

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:53 am
by rabbi2
I thought all Good Anglers carried a priest and that it was part of an angles basic equipment.
As Daz said the number of so called anglers that catch fish not only from the boat but also from the shore and piers who just throw their catch into a bucket to suffocate out of water beggars belief.
Yep doggies do take some dispatching. I always release mine as I don't think that it's a fish worthwhile for the table but some folk do like them deep fried in batter (Rock Salmon)
Cheers
keith :D :D

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:07 am
by flattiefanatic
I used to have a priest with me but he wouldn't come fishing on Sundays with me :D

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:11 am
by rabbi2
Perhaps he wore a Dog Collar? LOL
Cheers
keith :D :D

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:31 am
by wannacatch1
flattiefanatic wrote:I used to have a priest with me but he wouldn't come fishing on Sundays with me :D
That was alright though you did'nt catch NUN on a sunday :D



DAZ B-)

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:01 am
by maniacmark
only MONK Fish.

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:56 am
by Yakdiver
I'm having nun of this....OK I'll get me coat

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:31 am
by kev37
i do agree with all of you i allways kill my fish if im keeping them i just might have to take a hammer or something next time for those dogs

kev B-)

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:14 pm
by rabbi2
Doggies are best caught on a long LEAD-er, using an Abu CARDINAL reel although as already stated a PRIEST does come in handy LOL :D :D >:) >:) >:) >:)
Cheers
keith :D :D

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:33 pm
by maniacmark
Very true but you do have to be in the right PLAICE otherwise you are left FLOUNDERing with not a SOLE to help you!. :)

Enough of this POLLOCKs