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« on: August 30, 2008, 22:44:17 CET »

guys, tried fishing for vopi @ ballutta today since it was rather choppy for pagell/serran off maghtab and found that it is still very small! when is the fish of a decent size in season ? what is the best bait and recommended size hooks?

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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008, 16:43:42 CET »

don't know why cos just today while I was spearfishing I saw very big ones. Im talking about Lapsi area but was quite a bit out from shore
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2008, 20:49:14 CET »

Big Vopi starts round Late November beging December. Best bait shrimps, hook size 9 or 8, of the old sizes as to day may sizes vary depends on the brand.
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2008, 20:56:24 CET »

we catch big vopi all year round in south areas.

in NOV - JAN it gets more close to shores but we catch it on boats all year round.
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008, 00:09:12 CET »

thank you guys.

I do not think that the middle of the Ballutta area (opposite Exiles) is all year round but will give it another shot in November time.

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2008, 22:05:22 CET »

it is indeed very good in November that part of the island....
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2008, 10:13:09 CET »

what would be a good size of vopi, my ex landlord sats you can eat them at any size. Huh
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2008, 18:25:17 CET »

a nice size is the 200gms mark. I'm not sure what weight this fish reaches but we'va caught some really nice ones even i think around the 300gms mark!
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2008, 19:16:12 CET »

Studies show that this fish can actually grow up to 12 inches, weight 500g. I think though that such fish would be a one-off. A more reasonable size would be in the range of 200-300g.

(Maltese translation) - Skond is studji, Din il huta tista tikber sa pied! u tilhaq piz ta 500gr. Izda nahseb dik tkun xi wahda fmitt sena imma vopa sabiha tkun 200-300gr Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2008, 21:48:19 CET »

You are switching to maltese again guys,this topic was started in english!!!!
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2008, 22:02:46 CET »

MIke.d. As you were told all sizes good to eat. Small fry are good cooked as you would white bait. A little bigger, just covered in flour and deep fried, if well done, can be eaten bones and all. Bigger can be grilled, fried or even as soup. Enjoy
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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2008, 16:07:53 CET »

This mornig i went Cirkewwa (  @ the side of paradise bay ) there was nice size of vopi, even kahli !! at the deep. good luck Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2008, 16:12:26 CET »

Lapsi boy 10x for your script, you are the 1st one ( if  im  not going wrong )that wirte with the both languages, i can understand more !!10x m8.
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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2008, 17:38:29 CET »

Ramio mentioned dual languages in a post for those who can manage. In theory I don't have a problem with it, but my concern is that people will see Maltese and start writing in Maltese without realising. Everyone would have to be extra careful.
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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2008, 17:42:47 CET »

I rarely see large vopi in this part of the Island.  As Ed mentioned you will have better luck finding large ones on the other side of the Island.
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