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WA Fish Species Caught on Murchsion Boat Hire Boats

Hexagon Rockcod

Hexagon Rockcod (Epinephelus Hexagonatus)

A common northern water cod that inhabits shallow exposed outer reef structure. This is about as big as they get, 30cm. Also known as Wirenet Rockcod. More...

Blacktip Rockcod

Blacktip Rockcod (Epinephelus Fasciatus)

Common catch over reefy ground. Usually caught when the fishing has shut down. Grows to about 300mm, hardly worth keeping, best released. More...

Breaksea Cod

Breaksea Cod (Epinephelides armatus)

A common fish caught on all the reef systems around Kalbarri. Also know as black arse cod because of the black marking on anal vent. Good eating. Also known as Black-arse Cod. More...

Chinamanfish

Chinamanfish (Symphorus Nematophorus)

Not a common catch, but welcome then when caught. Hard fighters and found over reef structure. More...

Tomato Rockcod

Tomato Rockcod (Cephalopholis sonnerati)

Incidental catch, caught while fishing for more common species. Bigger specimens worth keeping. More...

Longfin Rockcod

Longfin Rockcod (Epinephelus Quoyanus)

A northern waters cod prolific in shallow reef areas. Grows to about 35cm max More...

Coral Rockcod

Coral Rockcod (Cephalopholis Miniata)

Looks a lot like a coral trout but does not grow as big. Very pretty fish not often caught. No size limit but best let go. More...

Coronation Trout

Coronation Trout (Variola Louti)

A very pretty fish, but not much fight when pulled up from their favoured deep water reef areas over 35m. More...

Wahoo

Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri)

Similar to the mackerel species but found in deeper water, 50m to 100m. Sort after for it’s great fast swimming and hard fighting characteristics when hooked. Size limit 900mm and 3 per licence holder. More...

Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel

Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson)

Most common mackerel caught. Mainly caught trolling lures and baits, but also on drifted and set baits. Jan – July in Kalbarri only. Minimum size 900mm & 3 per licence holder. More...

Shark Mackerel

Shark mackerel (Grammatorcynus bicarinatus)

Uncommon, sometimes caught in Jan/Feb in Kalbarri. Minimum size 500mm & 3 per licence holder. More...

Australian spotted mackerel

Australian Spotted Mackerel (Scomberomorus munroi)

Caught occasionally while trolling for narrow-barred mackerel usually January & February in Kalbarri. Minimum size 500mm Max 3 per licence holder. More...

Broad-Barred Spanish Mackerel

Broad-Barred Spanish Mackerel (Scomberomorus semifasciatus)

Uncommon, caught occasionally trolling. This is a National & State junior 6kg line class record at 9.5kgs. More...

Barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda)

Blackspot Barracuda (Sphyraena forsteri)

Not a commonly caught species in Kalbarri. Poor eating best released. Other Names: Bigeye Barracuda, Big-eye Sea-pyke, Black-spot Barracuda, Blotched Sea-pike More...

Giant Seapike

Giant Seapike (Sphyraena jello)

These strange fish smash poppers and bait, but are a bit lame and come to the boat easily when hooked. Also Pickhandle Barracuda. More...

Cobia

Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)

A game fish taking lures but often caught on the bottom. Size limit 750mm & 3 per licence holder. Other Names: Black King, Black Kingfish. More...

Samsonfish

Samsonfish (Seriola hippos)

Great fun to catch but best returned as poor quality eating. Minimum size 600mm & 3 per licence holder. More...

Amberjack (Seriola dumerili)

Amberjack (Seriola dumerili)

Fairly common catch, usually miss identified as a samson fish. Caught often on lures. Very tough fighters. poor eating. More...

Yellowtail Kingfish

Yellowtail Kingfish (Seriola lalandi)

Caught fairly often taking lures set for mackerel and sometimes from the bottom on baits. Min. size 600mm & 3 per licence holder. More...

Bigeye Tuna

Bigeye Tuna (Thunnus obesus)

Commonly mistaken for a yellow-fin tuna, but subtle differences are discernible. Much more common than yellow-fin and the main tuna species caught out from Kalbarri. 3 per licence holder. More...

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