View Poll Results: What is your favourite australian fish species? Post if yours is not here

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  • Bream, Yellowfin/black

    41 9.28%
  • Barramundi

    75 16.97%
  • Yellowtail kingfish

    16 3.62%
  • Murray Cod

    14 3.17%
  • Golden Perch

    5 1.13%
  • Trout, Brown/Rainbow

    2 0.45%
  • Mulloway

    20 4.52%
  • Snapper

    96 21.72%
  • Mackerel (all species)

    27 6.11%
  • Drummer

    3 0.68%
  • Billfish (Marlin,Sailfish, Swordfish)

    13 2.94%
  • Luderick

    3 0.68%
  • Aus Salmon

    4 0.90%
  • Threadfin Salmon (Both types)

    8 1.81%
  • Queenfish

    1 0.23%
  • Tuna (all species)

    10 2.26%
  • Australian Bass

    19 4.30%
  • Saratoga

    3 0.68%
  • Coral Trout

    38 8.60%
  • Red Emperor

    44 9.95%
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  1. #1

    Australia's most popular Fish

    What is your all time favourite fish to target?

  2. #2

    Re: Australia's most popular Fish

    Estuarys -Flathead
    Large rivers - Jewfish
    Beaches - Tailor
    Fresh - Cod
    Bay - snapper
    Don't do any fishing outside.

    Overall I would say Flathead because you don't really have to know an area , you don't need a lot of gear, you can just pull up on the side of the road near a spot grab the spin rod out the back and have a flick in most Australian tidal estuary's, rivers and Beaches.

    They take many baits live, frozen or fresh cut-baits,they take many HB lures, many shapes size and colour plastics.
    They release well and the are also quite nice in the pan.



    *You need to add Flathead to the poll.

  3. #3

    Re: Australia's most popular Fish

    Flathead! I knew I forgot an important one. They are a great fish because like dan said they are so accessable, hardy and tasty. Sorry to all those people who had their favourite fish missing. I tried to think of the most popular ones but there is only space for 20 fish. Once again post your fish if it is missing.
    Cheers
    Jase

  4. #4

    Re: Australia's most popular Fish

    Not my favourite but I do enjoy catching tailor on light gear. They respond well to plastics, hardbodies, slugs and surface presentations...

  5. #5

    Re: Australia's most popular Fish

    Would have to be fingermark or golden snapper.....Great fight, looks great and great on the dinner plate. 2 thumbs up.

    cheers from boony
    Fishing can be defined as "A jerk on one end of the rod, waiting for a jerk on the other".
    "Fishing was around along time before you darling"

  6. #6

    Re: Australia's most popular Fish

    Where is the mangrove jack?
    Jack.

  7. #7

    Re: Australia's most popular Fish

    And eel-tailed catfish?
    Or even forky-tailed catfish?
    Just kidding.
    Catching...I like catching bream.
    Eating....I like anything the cook serves me.
    But I'll have to say that I don't target a species. I'll happily accept anything committing suicide and I'm not skilled enough to target a species.
    I intend on living for-ever....so far so good


  8. #8

    Re: Australia's most popular Fish

    Where is the mangrove jack?
    thats what i thought when i went through the list and thats where ill be puting my tick

  9. #9

    Re: Australia's most popular Fish

    Maybe remove Drummer and Australian Salmon, then remove the freshwater species (another thread for that).
    That might let you add a few, like the above mentioned + Trevally species.

  10. #10

    Re: Australia's most popular Fish

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Killen View Post
    Flathead! I knew I forgot an important one. They are a great fish because like dan said they are so accessable, hardy and tasty. Sorry to all those people who had their favourite fish missing. I tried to think of the most popular ones but there is only space for 20 fish. Once again post your fish if it is missing.
    Cheers
    Jase
    A National survey of anglers about 5 years ago came up with flathead as the most targeted Australian fish.

  11. #11

    Re: Australia's most popular Fish

    Yep put me down for Flathead aswell. Dan has all the reasons covered.

  12. #12

    Re: Australia's most popular Fish

    + one for flathead
    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Killen View Post
    Flathead! I knew I forgot an important one. They are a great fish because like dan said they are so accessable, hardy and tasty. Sorry to all those people who had their favourite fish missing. I tried to think of the most popular ones but there is only space for 20 fish. Once again post your fish if it is missing.
    Cheers
    Jase

  13. #13

    Re: Australia's most popular Fish

    Trevs for me, cant beat the thrill on 4lb.

  14. #14

    Re: Australia's most popular Fish

    Kingfish are good

  15. #15

    Re: Australia's most popular Fish

    Barra for me because of where you go to catch them in the big rivers. Its not just the fish on the line but the whole experience.

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