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Fish facts:Garfish
They can be found in estuaries, bays, inlets, tidal rivers, coastal waters and some species offshore. Garfish are a surface feeding fish.Found in all parts of South Austraia,popular from metro and country jettys.
Surface berley is the key to catching these guys. Tuna oil with a fine bran berley mixed together will no doubt bring schools around your boat. Floats are a must for catching garfish as they are surface fish. Berley feeder floats work well from jetties and the shore, allowing your berley to bring the fish right next to your hook.
The Garfish would certainly have to be one of my personal favourite fish to catch, they can be caught by anglers young and old, novices and experienced alike and offer excellent sport on ultra light tackle, some would go as far as to call them the Mini Marlin of the estuary world.

Not only are they a staple catch but are a fine table fish to boot, just filleted straight up, battered and fried or even done as fish cakes they exhibit a sweet delicate flavour worthy of any fine dining experience.


To help protect and maintain our fish stocks for the future it is important that fishing rules and regulations are observed, both by commercial and recreational fishers.

You can help by reporting any illegal activities to the 24 hour Fishwatch hotline on:
1800 065 522
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