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Fish Profiles

Salmon – Australian

Description:

Also commonly referred to as ‘sambo’, the Australian Salmon is a torpedo shaped fish with a large forked tail and fairly large mouth. This salmon can be divided into two separate species: the western species ( South Aust and Western Aust ) and the Eastern species ( NSW and Vic as far south as Tas ). This fish is of olive-green colouring which fades to cream/white on the belly, with distinct brown dots over its body.

Size:

Western species grow up to pkg, but most commonly caught weighing less than 5kg. Eastern species grow up to 7kg , but most commonly weigh in at less than 3kg.

Where:

Australian Salmon are generally found in the temperate coastal waters from southern Queensland, down the east coast of Australia down to Victoria and as far as Tasmania.

How:

Australian Salmon respond well to trolling, lures, live bait and also fly fishing. They prefer lighter coloured baits/lures.