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Old 07-18-2020, 10:41 PM
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Had a chilled out day on the harbour last week targetting Gurnard, a seriously tasty fish with wings!
Old 07-19-2020, 04:45 AM
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Another countries version of a sea robin...??

I've never had the desire to eat a sea robin. But what do I know....
Old 07-19-2020, 08:18 AM
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One man's trash is another man's treasure! At least his is much bigger than the sea robins I occasionally catch and release.
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I hear it is good eating. Little ones are great flounder bait. We caught what would've possibly been a state record a few years back. was about 20" long had to weigh more than the state record that was about 2#
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I just looked up Sea Robins, they do look like they are from the same family!
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Your Gurnards look less spiny with a smoother skin than our Sea Robins . I've tried Sea Robins , they're good eating . Kind of a pita to fillet even a big one though . If anyone decides to try them the meat is grey but cooks up white .
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You also find these all over Europe. In NJ we threw back hundreds of them while fishing for Fluke (summer flounder). Not so many here in the Gulf.
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very popular for fish stews and fish stock. i've eaten several sea robins - they are definitely better than bluefish. not as good as fluke or seabass. pain to filet - but they are certainly not trash fish.
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I think Paul McCartney used to do that on occasion.

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