Australian Salmon | Arripis trutta

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Common Name: Eastern Australian Salmon – Western Australian Salmon
Species Name: Arripis trutta – Arripis truttaceus

Australian Salmon
Courtesy of South Suburban Angling Club Inc. Description
The Australian Salmon is also known as Black Back, Sambo, New Fish, Bay Trout, Buck Salmon, Cocky Salmon, Colonial Salmon and Kahawai. The Australian Salmons Body Colour is a uniform silvery blue to olive green along the back and flanks with dark spots. The colour fades to silvery white belly. Juveniles are silvery coloured with a number of brown spots that appear as rows down the flanks. Other distinguishing features are the small yellow pectoral fins and a deeply forked caudal fin. Australian Salmon have an elongated body with smallish eyes and large mouth. They can grow to 6kg in weight however more commonly caught up to 2kg.

Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania

Light Tackle to Medium Tackle

Chrome Lures, Poppers, Minnows, Jigs and Saltwater Fly

Pilchards, White Pilchards, Garfish, Mullet, Yellowtail, Frogmouth Pilchards, Herring, Squid and Worms

Images of Australian Salmon

Relevant Websites about Australian Salmon
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Fishbase East Australian Salmon
Fishbase West Australian Salmon
Game Fishing Association of Australia – Australian Salmon Records

Australian Salmon 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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