Posted January 15, 2018 09:23:00 A fish, which can be caught with a small mullet, has made headlines again.
The fish, called a Stone fish, is one of the most popular fish in Australia, particularly for its large size and the popularity of mullets in the South Island of New Zealand.
“You can get mullets for as little as $2.50 a kilo in New Zealand,” said the owner of the small fishing net on her property in Northland, Victoria, which is just west of Alice Springs.
“There’s no reason for people to spend more money on a fish than it is worth,” she said.
The small net is also a source of pride for her family and her partner, who have been fishing for the fish since she was a baby.
“They were always chasing me, and I’ve caught so many of them,” she told Vice News.
Ms Wood, a member of the Northland Aboriginal group, has been fishing the fish for over a decade.
“It’s a little bit like the fish we grew up with, they were a bit of a problem but they’ve gotten better since then,” she explained.
“We’ve got a lot of big mullet fish out there, a lot more than we’ve had a couple of years ago.”
The mullet is definitely our favourite, but it’s not the only thing that makes it great.
“The stonefish is also one of Australia’s most popular catch-and-release fish.”
A Stone fish is a very big fish, so if you put a big net in the water, they won’t go anywhere,” Ms Wood said.”
And if you let them go in the nets, they will eat them up.
“Ms Wood said her husband had caught hundreds of the fish on their nets, and she loved the fact that he was able to catch them all in one go.”
I’m really proud of the catch,” she added.
Ms Mather said she had seen a few stonefish on the river, but they didn’t seem to like the big ones, which are usually bigger than a red mullet.”
But they’re very, very nice,” she laughed.”
If you have a good day, a good harvest and you catch one, they’re going to take you back,” she joked.
Topics:fishing-aquaculture,wildlife,fisheries,fish,aquacultural-biology,australiaFirst posted January 16, 2018 13:55:30