Snapper Pargus Auratus

The Australian Snapper Pagrus auratus are also know as Squire, Old Man Snapper, Pink Snapper, Pinkie, Red Bream, and Nobbie.

A Snapper’s colour varies from reddish pink to reddish bronze on the upper sides and silver white belly. Juvenile snappers’ upper body areas are covered by small neon blue spots which fade as snapper mature. Older fish may develop a hump on the top of the head and more dominant in males. Snapper mature at 3 years of age living for around up to 40 years years and grow up to 130cm at around 20kg.

Habitat Adults are inhabit near offshore reefs and deep water headland areas. Juveniles inhabit estuaries, bays and shallow coastal reefs.

Snapper are found along the Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmanian coasts to depths up to 200m.




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Snapper Size and Bag Limits

Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.




State

Size

  • Min 35 cm

     

     

  • Min 30 cm
  • Min 28 cm

     

     

  • Min 38 cm
  • Min 41 cm
  • Min 30 cm

     

Bag

  • 4 with no more than 1 over 70 cm
  • 10
  • Maximum 3 fish may be 40 cm or over
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  • 5 Bag – 10 Posession

Snapper Fishing Rods

When it comes to selecting a great Snapper rod there are plenty to choose from. Here are a few of our favourites from light inshore sports fishing to heavy blue water Snapper rods.

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