Estuary Cod | Epinephelus coioides

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Common Name: Estuary Cod
Species Name: Epinephelus coioides

The Estuary Cod is also known as Orange Spotted Grouper, Cod, Greasy Cod, and Brown Spotted Grouper. Estuary Cod are a mottled brown colour on the upper body fading to a light creamy colour below with five irregular dark brown bands crossing the body. The fins are chocolate brown, the body is scattered with a profusion of reddish, orange spots. Growing to 2m and weighing over 200kg, estuary cod up to 20kg are commonly taken by anglers.

Inhabiting both estuary waters and offshore in New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Medium to Heavy Tackle

Minnow style, Jigs and Soft Plastics

Garfish, Mullet, Pilchards, Prawns and Crabs

Estuary Cod 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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