Found in the tropical regions of Australia
and as far south as Sydney
. Slender and streamlined fish loosely related to the mackerel family. However unlike the mackerels, wahoo is a solitary species, with groups of five or more fish rarely found in the one location. Has fast acceleration and has been regarded as a good game fish. Known to be one of the fastest fish in the sea.
Wahoo are a Pelagic species which means they tend to swim closer to the surface of the ocean. Therefore, trolling lures from a boat work best. Rig lures with wire trace and be prepared for a sudden bite. Wahoo are rarely caught from the shores.
Considered a good game fish due to its incredible speed and willingness to put up a fight
Heavy rig needed. 10 - 30kg main line with nylon coated or plain wire trace. Use No. 11 for trolling or No. 7 for live baits
Not a fussy eater. Will take almost any fish, whole or in large fillets. Garfish
, Octopus, Pilchard, Squid, Tailor
Wahoo is very good to excellent eating, with firm, white and sweet flesh similar to the Spanish mackerel.