Blue Morwong | Nemadactylus douglasii

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Common Name: Blue Morwong
Species Name: Nemadactylus douglasii

The Blue Morwong is also known as Morwong, Grey Morwong, Rubberlips, Mowie and Queen Snapper. Blue Morwong are a pale silver blue to greyish and may often have a brown shade on the upper part of the body which fades down the flanks to a silvery belly area. The Blue Morwong most distinguishing features are the large eyes, thick rubber lips and the pectoral fins which are elongated and thick at the base often reaching as far back to the anal fin. Blue Morwong can grow to length up to 80cm and approximately 10kg however more commonly caught at around the 1 to 1.5kg mark.
Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia at depth to 100 meters.

Medium Tackle.

Prawns, Squid, pilchards, Octopus, Fish Strips or Pieces.

Blue Morwong 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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