Tommy ruff – Arripis georgianus

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Common Name: Tommy ruff
Species Name: Arripis georgianus

The Tommy Ruff is also known as Australian Herring, Sea Herring, Ruffies and Tommy Rough. The upper body and back of the Tommy Ruff is silvery green becoming more silver on the lower flanks and silvery white on the belly area. There are several lines of golden spots that run vertically on the upper body. Tommy ruff are often confused with juvenile Australian Salmon however dark tips on the caudal fin of the Tommy Ruff is a distinct feature separating them from each other another is Tommy Ruff have larger eyes than Australian Salmon. Tommy Ruff can grow to 40cm and close to 1 kg in weight however fish around the 20cm mark are more common.

Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia

Light Tackle

Small Metal Lures, Soft Plastics, Jigs and Bait Jigs

Prawns, White Pilchards, Pilchards, Squid and Worms

Tommy Ruff 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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