Red Gurnard (24-Aug-08)

Down to Port Hacking again for a quick fish. Bait fish were on, and not much wind around. Conditions were perfect. Caught a mixed bag of pilchards, slimy mackerel, yellowtail and a few gar. Put out a few pilchard blocks for some small bream and snapper. Later on in the afternoon, the line took off on a pilchard tail! There was not much fight, but felt quite heavy. My guess was a sting ray. To my surprise, up came this beauty at about 45cm. Released safely to fight another day.

Red Gurnard in Port Hacking

Have caught a few of these in the past, but did not know what they were called. Finally found it: Red Gurnard