Freshwater Blackfish | Gadopsis marmoratus

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Common Name: Freshwater Blackfish
Species Name: Gadopsis marmoratus

The Freshwater Blackfish is also known as Blackfish, Slippery, Slimy and Marble Cod. The Freshwater Blackfish has marbled pattern of blotches with various shades of green, brown, black and yellow along the upper body and flanks. The lower flanks and belly area vary from purple grey to yellowish. A distinguishing feature of the Freshwater Blackfish is the upper jaw which is longer than the lower jaw. The Freshwater Blackfish can grow up to 75cm however more commonly caught around 30cm.

New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

Light Tackle

Small Minnows, Soft Plastics and Fly

Worms, Freshwater Shrimp, Insect Larvae and small Yabbies

Freshwater Blackfish 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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