Sand Whiting | Sillago ciliata

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Common Name: Sand Whiting
Species Name: Sillago ciliata

The Sand Whiting is also known as Summer Whiting and Blue Nose Whiting. The Sand Whiting is silver above on the upper back and flanks this fades to a white belly area. The anal and ventral fins are yellow in colour and the soft dorsal is covered in rows of small dots. Other distinguishing features of the Sand whiting are the blue shade to the snout area as the whiting ages and also a dark patch at the base of the pectoral fin.

Sand Whiting are one of Australia’s largest whiting and can grow to more than 1kg but fish to about 500g are more commonly caught.

Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria

Light Tackle.

Small jigs, Small Minnows. Soft Plastics and well presented fly.

Yabbies, Prawns, Soldiers Crabs, Mussels, Pipis, Beach Worms, Blood Worms and Mud Worms.

Sand Whiting Size and Bag Limits

Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.


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