Highly targeted species that occupies the northern waters of Australia
and preferring the deeper waters near heavy reef structures. It usually inhabits the reef edge near the current influence.
Use fresh fillet baits suspended close to the bottom in channels and between reefs.
Sport ValueFights hard and continuous until the very end
TackleMedium to heavy rig with 15 - 30kg main line. Hooks should be No. 4/0 to 8/0 in size with a fixed sinker directly above the hook
BaitFresh crab, Herring, Octopus, Pilchard, Squid or Prawn
Superb eating qualities and its white, juicy flesh is delicious served either hot or cold. Features low oil, moist texture with a medium flavour. Medium fillets with large easily removed bones.