Sea Sweep | Scorpis aequipinnis

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Common Name: Sea Sweep
Species Name: Scorpis aequipinnis

The Sea Sweep is also known as Sweep. The body colour of the Sea Sweep is generally silvery grey with shades of blue and brown on the upper flanks and back area. The lower flanks and belly area are more silver in colour. The Sea Sweep has two broad dark bars that run vertical up the flanks. The body is deep and compressed making sweep a real brawler around the rocks and a much sort after fish. If you intend to release a sweep after capture care should be used while handling as the scales come away from the body easily. Sea Sweep can grow up to 60cm in length and around 2kg however fish to around 1kg are more commonly caught.

New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia.

Light to Medium Tackle

Prawns, Fish Pieces, Squid, Worms and Mussels
Sea Sweep 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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