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Fish Profiles

Herring – Giant

Description:

The giant herring is a long slender streamlined fish, silver in colouration. It has a large forked tail. This particular variety is the largest of the herring family.

Size:

Most commonly caught at 1 – 4 kg. Has been known to reach 120cm and weigh in at around 11kg.

Where:

Mainly found along the northern coastline – as the waters warm in summer they are also found in more southernly areas along the coast.

How:

A great performer in acrobatics when caught – often leaping into the air – increasing their popularity as a sportsfish with many anglers. They respond well to poppers and lures. The Giant herring will also take live or fresh dead bait.