Snook | Sphyraena novaehollandiae

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Common Name: Snook
Species Name: Sphyraena novaehollandiae

The Snook is also known as the Shortfinned Pike and Short Fin Sea Pike. The body colour of the Snook varies it usually green to bluish on the back with the flanks and belly being silvery. Snook have long body and rounded with two or more darker stripes usually green or brownish can be visible running the length of the body the tail is also dusty yellow in colour. Snook have very teeth are sharp so care should be used while removing hooks or lures. Snook can grow to 6kg however they are more commonly taken at around the 1 to 2kg mark.

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

Light Tackle to Medium Tackle

Chrome Lures, Spoons, Jigs, Feathers Jigs and Minnow Style Lure

Pilchard, Squid, Fish Fillets, Mullet, Yellowtail, Whitebait and Garfish

Snook 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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