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Fish Profiles

Leatherjacket – Fantail

Description:

Although leatherjackets are relativly small fish, this variety is the largest of the of this species. The body of the fan tail leatherjacket is creamy/green and has brown blothes. Letherjackets are often recognised by their distinctive dorsal fin, which is situated above the eyes.It has a noticeable large fan-like tail and the distinguishing feature of its scaleless leather like skin.

Size:

This particular variety can reach up to 50cm in length.

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How:

Fantail Leatherjackets can be caught on most types of tackle and baits, however a light line and small hook ( preferably a long shank or beak ) will be more successful.