Hairtail | Trichiurus Lepturus

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Common Name: Hairtail
Species Name: Trichiurus Lepturus

The Hairtail is also known as Ribbonfish Hairtail have a chrome coloured slender body that is eel like in appearance ending with a thin hair like ending about 15cm long. Care should be used when handling Hairtail as they have a nasty set of razor sharp teeth on the lower and upper jaw. Hairtail are commonly caught during the winter months. Hairtail can grow to a maximum length of 2.5m and up to 5kg in weight

Hairtail inhabit estuary waters in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. Hairtail have been traditionally caught in Cowan Creek NSW
Light to Medium tackle and wire trace.

Pilchards, Prawn, Garfish, Mullet and live Yellowtail

Hairtail 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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