This is a surface feeding fish with a slender, bony complexion. Commonly targeted for both food and bait, they can be found in bays, estuaries and coastal waters. They are attracted to shallow flats with grassy sea beds.
Sport ValueMay provide a surprising fight for its size
are small and very tasty. Flesh is grey
in colour, medium to moist with soft to medium texture and very fine flakes. There is a hint of sweetness in the delicate flavour. Small quantities of garfish
are usually sold for sashimi.