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How can you tell if a fish is tailored?

How can you tell if a fish is tailored?

Tailor have a relatively thin streamline frame, a forked tail and are overall silvery in appearance. The upper surface of their body is bluish green while the fins are paler blue-green with a tinge of yellow. Their lower jaw protrudes slightly beyond the upper jaw and both are lined with razor-sharp teeth.

Which fish is known as a tailor in Australia?

Pomatomus saltatrix
Tailor (Pomatomus saltatrix) is one of the most popular recreational fishing species in Western Australia. There is also a small commercial industry for tailor, with most of the catch taken in Shark Bay.

How do they measure fish in NSW?

The overall measurement of a fish, whether it is fork-tailed or round tailed, is taken from the snout on the upper jaw to the end of the tail. Abalone are measured along a straight line at the widest point of the shell.

How big does a tailor fish get in Australia?

Tailor are a silver predatory fish that congregate up and down the Eastern and Western coasts of Australia. Remember to check your local size and bag limits. The legal size for tailor in NSW, where I am based, is 30cm in length, however they can grow up to 120cm and 14kg.

How big do tailors get on inshore fishing?

Most inshore tailor are between 400g and a kilo and are often referred to as choppers. For their size, tailor are quite stubborn fighters, especially on light tackle. Not often regarded as top table tucker, when treated appropriately a fresh tailor is as good as any and when smoked they are just delicious.

Where can I find a tailor in Australia?

Small tailor are often called “choppers”. Maximum of 16 kg and 1.2 m in length. Tailor are found from Fraser Island in Queensland around the coast to Point Quobba in Western Australia (including Tasmania). Lower numbers are generally found around southern Australia.

Where do tailor fish spawn in Western Australia?

There is no evidence of a similar mass-migration in WA, where it is thought spawning might occur in numerous localised areas along the coast. About a month after spawning, juvenile tailor enter estuaries and inshore waters where an abundant supply of food awaits.