The Samson Fish

Common in WA, it is found over reefs and waters up to 50m deep. Fairly stout fish uniformly coloured in bronze to grey-green across the back. Revered for its excellent sport and table qualities.

 Catching a Samson Fish

Use large, live or strip baits of squid or fish, cast, jig or troll lures and focus towards the bottom. Berley is usually responded well

Sport Value

Very powerful game fish that fights aggressively when hooked


10 - 30kg line. 5 - 10 hooks. Light to medium paternoster rig for jigging and bait fishing


Yellowtail, Pilchard, Slimy mackerel (blue), Squid

 Eating a Samson Fish

Juvenile Samson fish in particular of excellent eating qualities
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