fishing for VOPI ... when & how?

Started by bahri, August 30, 2008, 22:44:17 CET

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bahri

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?

cheers

bahri

EmicMalta

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

mulett75

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.

placebo

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.
the fishing gods might have something for me tomorrow I'll be fishing

bahri

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.

cheers


placebo

it is indeed very good in November that part of the island....
the fishing gods might have something for me tomorrow I'll be fishing

mike.d.

what would be a good size of vopi, my ex landlord sats you can eat them at any size. ???

placebo

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!
the fishing gods might have something for me tomorrow I'll be fishing

LapsiBoy

#8
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 :)

camkev

You are switching to maltese again guys,this topic was started in english!!!!
Fishing,fishing ,fishing thats all i think about.

ramio

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
Can't wait to go fishing

Perla 165

This mornig i went Cirkewwa (  @ the side of paradise bay ) there was nice size of vopi, even kahli !! at the deep. good luck :)
Perla 165 with Toyota 2.2 Litre = 70 bhp.

Frejgatina 13' with acme petrol/pitrolju 10hp.

Ghazel u Huw, Igdem u kuwl !!

Perla 165

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.
Perla 165 with Toyota 2.2 Litre = 70 bhp.

Frejgatina 13' with acme petrol/pitrolju 10hp.

Ghazel u Huw, Igdem u kuwl !!

skip

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.

markcam

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.