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Fish Profiles

Tailor

Description:

In Victoria fisherman refer to this fish as Skipjack or Skippies. This fish is also known by the nickname ‘Chopper’. The tailor is a medium sized fish with green coloured fish with a white belly. The tailor has a forked tail and a mouth filled with small, yet razor sharp, teeth.

Size:

Most commonly caught weighing in less than 2kg. They do however grow quite larger offshore.

Where:

The Tailor is the most widely distributed fish in the world – being found as far as Asia and Africa, and is found just about everywhere in Australia.

How:

Tailor respond well to lures,m innows, bait and flies on a strong line as they are known to be aggressive eaters. When you catch the Tailor it is important to bleed the fish – so it is an idea to cut the throat and bleed fish as soon as caught and store in a cool place.