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Pigfish

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Legal Length:  None Bag Limit:  20 Habitat:  In Australia, pigfish are generally caught in depths between 30m to 60m around the offshore reefs. Good baits:  Prawns, various fish baits, pilchards…

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Whiting

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Legal Length:  27cm Bag Limit:  20 Habitat:  Beaches, estuaries, sandflats. Good Baits:  Marine worms, crustaceans, saltwater nippers. Good Lures:  Surface lures in warmer months, small flies in shrimp patterns.  

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Morwong

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Legal Length:  30cm Bag Limit:  10 (Jackass and Grey), 5 (Red and Banded) Habitat:  Inshore/offshore reef systems. Common over areas where rock and sand mix. Good Baits:  Prawns, squid and…

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Trevally

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Legal Length:  30cm Bag Limit:  20 Habitat:  The most common Trevally in NSW waters is the Silver Trevally, which favours inshore reefs, rocky areas and bays. Good Baits:  Marine worms,…

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Flathead

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Legal Length:  Dusky (Common) Flathead 36cm, only 1 over 70cm. Legal Length:  Bluespotted and Tiger Flathead 33cm. Bag Limit:  Dusky (Common) Flathead 10. Bag Limit:  All other Flathead species 20…

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Salmon

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Legal Length:  None Bag Limit:  5 Habitat:  Beaches, rocky headlands, inshore reefs, bays, inlets. Good baits:  Baitfish, beach worms, pipis, prawns. Good lures: Suckers for paddle-tailed soft plastics. An aggressive,…

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Snapper

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Legal Length:  30cm Bag Limit:  10 Habitat:  Inshore and offshore reef systems. Rocky headlands and points. Smaller fish common in estuary systems and protected bays. Good baits:  Squid, fish, prawns,…

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Tailor

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Legal Length:  30cm Bag Limit:  20 Habitat:  Beaches, rocky headlands, estuaries, inshore reefs. Good baits:  Small baitfish, such as pilchards and whitebait or oily fish such as tuna. Good lures:…

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