Swordfish | Xiphias gladius

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Common Name: Swordfish
Species Name: Xiphias gladius

The Swordfish is also known as Broadbill swordfish or Broadbill. The upper body of the Swordfish is dark brown or blackish this fades down the body to a lighter silvery brown lower flanks and belly area. The Swordfish has a long flat bill that is approximately one third its entire body length and is much larger than other billfish. The mouth has no teeth and the eye is large and position well forward on the head, adult Swordfish also have no scales. The dorsal fin is black and not connected to the lower dorsal fin. Another distinctive feature of the Swordfish is the large keels near the base of the tail. Swordfish can grow to lengths over 4 meters long and up to 500kg.

Found in all Australian oceanic blue water passed the continental shelf

Medium to Heavy Tackle

Luminescent lures and Skirted Lures

Mackerel, Mullet, Bonito and Live Squid

Swordfish 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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