>
 
> FishingBoating-World.com
 
 
News Home Newsletters Powerboat-World Australian Cruising World Cruising MarineBusiness-World Animated Knots Video Gallery
MarineBusiness-World Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : Tasmanian squid fishing
Tasmanian squid fishing

'Squid catch'    Luke Cordwell    Click Here to view large photo
We here in the Island state are fortunate in that we have exposure to some of the best squid fishing in the world. Tasmanian squid are prolific all year round and are easily caught at most locations using many different methods, but most species are caught using squid jigs or baited hooks.

The two main species of squid taken in Tasmania are southern calamari and Gould's squid (previously known as arrow squid), along with several species of octopus. All these species are capable of rapid and numerous colour changes depending on an individual’s mood and environment.

Southern calamari are very fast growing and can grow to over 2.1kg in weight and live for about 12 months. Spawning occurs in shallow coastal waters around Tasmania and is concentrated during spring to summer. The finger-like egg capsules are laid by the females in masses of 50 to several hundred. On hatching, the juveniles swim to the surface and feed amongst the plankton layers. Calamari and squid are voracious feeders eating krill, fish and other squid.

calamari -  Carl Hyland   Click Here to view large photo


Gould's squid (arrow squid) are schooling squid inhabiting waters from 0 to 500m in depth. They can be readily distinguished from the southern calamari by the presence of two fins at the base of the tail that give the animal a characteristic arrow shape. They are similar to calamari because they have rapid growth rates and feeding behaviour and live only for about 12 months. Spawning occurs throughout the year and the eggs are probably released as free-floating masses.

fish squid -  Carl Hyland   Click Here to view large photo


The flesh of both species is white, soft and palatable providing it is cooked to a proven recipe.

Areas on Tasmania’s east coast are closed seasonally to protect spawning southern calamari when they are most vulnerable.

The closure applies to all waters south from Lemon Rock (south of Wineglass Bay) to the northern end of Marion Beach (south of Maria Island) and includes Coles Bay, Great Oyster Bay and Mercury Passage. During the closure period, take and possession of calamari and any other squid is prohibited in this area (shown in red on the map).

Calamari closure map -  Carl Hyland  


Jigging squid lures is the best way to get squid and this is often best done of an evening under lights off a rocky platform or jetty. Squid takes are often gentle pulls but then can be more aggressive and a word of warning if you have never squid fished before, be aware that every squid squirts ink and this is a method of self-defence. The first thing I recommend you do after hooking a squid is draw it gently into a net and allow it to discharge its ink. Some squid will discharge several times and believe me; squid ink can’t be removed from clothing or gel coat on fibreglass boats

How to clean squid.

A few of the authors favourite jigs -  Carl Hyland  




And finally, here’s a great recipe for squid rings…..Fried calamari is a popular appetizer at restaurants. This version of fried squid uses a simple but flavourful beer batter. If you do not have a deep-fryer, simply use a deep, heavy skillet. Serve with condiment bowls of spaghetti sauce for dipping.

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

1kg squid
1-1/2 cups rye flour
1 Tablespoon peanut oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cans or bottles of beer (375ml each)
5 egg whites, beaten until stiff but not dry
4 cups vegetable oil
2 bunches curly parsley

Preparation:

To clean squid, remove purplish skin and separate head and tentacles from the body. Separate tentacles from the head and discard the head. Remove and discard the transparent quill from the body. Wash out the interior of the squid body. Dry on paper towels. Cut squid body into 1/2-inch-wide rings; leave tentacles uncut. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, one tablespoon peanut oil, salt, and pepper and whisk to combine. Whisk in beer a little at a time. Carefully fold in the egg whites.

Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 375 degrees F. Dip the squid rings and tentacles into the batter and fry in the deep fat for 2-1/2 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm.

Dry the parsley very well and plunge into the deep fat for 20 seconds. Drain on paper towels. Arrange the squid in a ring on a large platter and top with the parsley. Serve hot.


by Carl Hyland

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.fishingboating-world.com/index.cfm?nid=104544

2:22 PM Sun 9 Dec 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







FishingBoating-World



















Running on Pure Adrenalin by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,






Pontoon Boats are a hit with families and entertainers by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
















Glacier Bay returns to Australia, re-launching at SCIBS by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,
















Power to the people at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,










Cat 5 Cyclone ITA expected to hit FNQ coast at high tide
Musto Australia - Annual warehouse sale
Success for family-friendly Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle Show
Community project to reintroduce Macquarie perch to the Ovens River
Rock fishing safety awareness communications campaign survey launched
To manage fish populations, scientists study an entire ecosystem
Fishermen ordered to forfeit boat and gear
Cyclone Ita predicted to reach Category 4 off Far North Queensland
Hop online to get your fishing permit this Easter
Plant live brought back to life after 1,500 years frozen in ice
Humpback Whales - Non Lethal research
VRFish works with fishers on Corio Bay conflict
Changed boating conditions for ski race on Clarence River
VRFish calls for action on Anglesea River
Submit your entry to the BoatUS Angler 'Catch of the Month' contest
Channel 7 stage returns to Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle Show - this weekend!
Coastal infrastructure and species loss - Climate Change consequences *Feature
rescueME PLB1 – safety assured in one compact, light package *Feature
Japan's Antarctic whaling program harpooned
All Marine Spares hits the boat show trail in a trailer *Feature   
Macquarie perch stocked into three northern Victorian waters   
Local council celebrates commitment to protect the Great Barrier Reef   
Go crazy about whales in a special family fun day at the museum   
New generation trawler boats - tradition with a twist   
Arvor releases new Sportsfish range   
AIMEX focuses on commercial show in Asia   
Further Australian growth for Stabicraft   
Southport Yacht Club will host a free 'Discover Sailing Day'   
Melbourne Boat Show earlier this year - 12 to 16 June   
FinScan digital switching fitted to new rescue vessels   
Kids' Zone a drawcard at Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle Show   
Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle welcomes Engel as stage sponsor   
BIAV appoints new GM   
Jet stream gets fish in hot water   
Trash to Treasure - A seafood story   
Big waves shown to be energetically costly for fish   
Fisherman nabbed for illegal fishing at Point Lonsdale   
Maritime Alert - Dangerous conditions forecast for NSW boaters   
World Recreational Fishing Conference - First call for papers open   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
X6XL NEW FBW