Tailor | Pomatomus saltatrix

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Common Name: Tailor
Species Name: Pomatomus saltatrix

Tailor is also known as Chopper, Bluefish, Skipjack, Skippies, and Tailer.
The Tailors colour is greenish blue along the back fading to a silvery belly area. Tailors fins are translucent pale green with yellowish tinge. The Tailors distinctive features are the lower protruding jaw passing the upper jaw which is filled with razor sharp teeth and the compressed elongated body down to a powerful large forked tail
Most commonly caught up to 4kg however can grow to over 1mtr and more than 10kg.

Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia, occasional caught as far south as Tasmania.

Light Tackle to Medium tackle and wire trace.
Minnow Style Lures, Surface Poppers, Skirted Lures, Chrome Slices, Spoons and Jigs.

Garfish, Pilchards, Yellowtail, Slimy Mackerel, Tailor, Hardyheads, Whitebait and Mullet.

Tailor 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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