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#1 bazza

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Posted 28 June 2004 - 05:25 AM

seeing im new to squiding and live in melbourne sth east can some one pls tell the types of squid,how i tell the diff and whats the best eating and bait squid :rolleyes:
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Posted 28 June 2004 - 08:37 AM

you will most probably only catch southern calamary (see photo gallery). there are some arrow squid sometimes taken from boats (but rarely from shore). calamary are better than arrow squid for eating.

as bait, i dont think one is better than the other.

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#3 Mr_Willy

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Posted 01 July 2004 - 02:03 AM

Ive got a tip Bazza - use the heads as bait, eat the rest - especially with southern calamari's..........
Difference - the southern calamari's wings go all the way down the body, where as the arrow squid only has small wings at the base...........

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Starting at the top - southern calamary, cuttlefish, arrow squid (thanks to aok47 for the pic) You can see the wings i talk about if you look closely.......
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SA - the land of the bigger fish. The fish on the east, measure the least, but if you head west, you'll be bringing in the best!!

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Posted 01 July 2004 - 07:49 AM

hehehe sorry mr willy but i'm going to have to correct you on this one,

the 2 top ones are southern calamari and the bottom one is an arrow squid :rolleyes: :o

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#5 Mr_Willy

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Posted 01 July 2004 - 02:13 PM

Ay! That it is..........at 2am this morning it look much like a cuttlefish to me! :D
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SA - the land of the bigger fish. The fish on the east, measure the least, but if you head west, you'll be bringing in the best!!

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Posted 01 July 2004 - 09:36 PM

AoK, youre just showing off! Up here in Sydney arrows are like a quarter the size of calamari squid :rolleyes: Any chance of a closeup of a large arrow squid sometime in the future?
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Posted 02 July 2004 - 07:23 AM

hehehehe i have some good shots of arrow squid that i caught offshore from Philip Island (late April) on the film in my camera, i have another 10or so shots to go so i'll post'em up when i have them :th

Whatever arrow squid i have caught they have usually been bigger than the calamari. EXCEPT when the spawning calamri come into the bay,.. then its the opposite. :D

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