Coral Trout | Plectropomus maculatus

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Common Name: Coral Trout
Species Name: Plectropomus maculatus

The Coral Trout is also known as Trout, Leopard Fish and Spotted Damsel. Coral Trout are a strikingly beautiful fish with a body colour that ranges from greenish brown to pinkish grey when taken on shallow water reefs. Deep water fish have beautiful Deep reds with a profusion of neon blue spots with a dark outline covering the upper parts of the flanks. Other distinguishing features of the Coral trout are the purplish surround of the eye and often a white bordering to the caudal fins. Coral trout grow to about 20kg however they most commonly taken up to the 5Kg mark.

Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia

Medium to Heavy Tackle

Minnows, Poppers, Chrome Lures, Jigs and Soft Plastics.

Garfish, Hardy Heads, Mullet, Pilchards, Squid and Prawn.

Coral Trout 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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