Something Fishy | Stinker reveals which fish he thinks is the very best to eat

HOOKED: After dropping anchor in 15 metres of water just north of Shark Island, Dave "Flatty" Flatt landed himself a beauty of a snapper. Picture: supplied.
HOOKED: After dropping anchor in 15 metres of water just north of Shark Island, Dave "Flatty" Flatt landed himself a beauty of a snapper. Picture: supplied.

Multi-talented Shoal Bay champion fisherman and golfer Dave Flatt left the driver in the bag and motored out to Fingal Island to pursue his other passion... fishing.

Dropping anchor in 15 metres of water, just north of Shark Island, "Flatty" floated a king prawn on a 6/0 hook down a rich berley trail and waited patiently for some action. It wasn't long before - whammo! Following an energy-sapping battle a three kilogram snapper was reeled to the side of the boat amid great excitement and high fives among the crew. Ever the humble type Flatty has vowed not to mention the fish at the Golf Club.

Best fish to eat

I was asked through the week "what is the best fish to eat?". This question got me thinking.

Coral Trout, Red Emperor and Mangrove Jack are top of my list however there is one problem - they cannot be caught around here.

Western Australian Dhufish is magnificent in the kitchen, again the same problem exists.

The best eating fish that can be caught locally would include a dusky flathead, bluenose whiting or a bream, caught off the beach. The very best in my opinion is a fresh, bright eyed snapper. Just ask Flatty.

Got a pic or tip for Stinker?

If you've got a picture of a whopper, or a fishing yarn to share, you can email it to stinkerfishing@yahoo.com with your contact number and details about your catch.