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Karletto
07-20-2008, 13:49
Didn't find the name in English. The fish is a sea water fish (looks like a baby sardine) and swims in a troop. As i understand it is hunted with a green net with plastic sticks in order to make the net flat and a rope in order to lower the net in the water. It is washed, rolled in flour, fried on hot oil till yellow/ gold color and served with lemon + white wine :yumyum:; no cleaning the fish and eaten whole :smiley20:

got the net somewhere in the cellar but even with bread the fish swims away (-> more patience?)

waytooslow
07-20-2008, 14:34
Looks like Smelt. We used nets in UP Michigan, good times during the smelt runs back in '69.

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Karletto
07-20-2008, 15:00
the link helped, tnx found a tip: it is hunted in the middle of the night with a flash light -> probably the fish cant see the net

Formerly 45yroldNewbie
07-21-2008, 07:53
Looks like Smelt. We used nets in UP Michigan, good times during the smelt runs back in '69.

Smelts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smelt)

We always used "Smelt Dipping" as an excuse to go out all night and drink. When we'd run out of beer one of us would go to the shoreline and yell "They're Running!". Then when everyone else would run down with their nets we'd raid their coolers for more beer! :smiley2::smilie39:

mrbheagney
09-03-2008, 20:44
Not so keen on eating them without cleaning though. I used to get 1kg bags of little dried fish like this when I lived in Africa, like chewy peanuts just a little saltier. I can't remember if they were cleaned or not and anyway, you are so bloody hungry in Africa you would eat them either way.