The Silver Trevally
Most common species of trevally. Widely distributed, from southern Queensland
right around the southern states to as far north as North West Cape
in WA. Found around reefs and open headlands.
Catching a Silver Trevally
Surf dwelling silver trevally are often found in deeper water behind the breakers at the corners of beaches. Suspend your bait under a float in big washes around rocks can be good. Also, spin with silver wobblers over weed beds.
Sport ValueProvides good sport on light lines. Can be a rather fast and dirty fighter
TackleUse 3kgs on the main line with No.4 to 2/0 Mustad or Beak hooks. Spoon lures can also be effective
BaitFish strips, whole peeled prawns, squid, worms, whitebait, pipi, nippers
Eating a Silver Trevally
Nice table fish with flesh revealing strong flavour, low to high oiliness and medium to firm texture. The flesh which ranges in colour from pale pinkish, yellowish white to reddish brown can also be rather dry and medium to thick fillets can be obtained from larger species