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It's a big Flathead

Fish Species common to the Terranora Inlet & Tweed River

Note: Legal Size and Bag Limits in NSW, as of November 2013.
Cast Nets are illegal in NSW

Flathead - Sand or Tiger

  • All larger fish are female and are generally released after being caught. The Flesh is whitish, firm with great eating qualities
  • Best Time: During summer months
  • Best Bait: Prawns, White Pilchards, Squid, Live Sandworms, WA Pilchards, Blue Bait, Fisho (chicken gut), Mullet fillets
  • Size / Bag Limits: Min size 33cm, only 1 allowed over 70cm and 20 in total
 

Bream - Yellow Fin or Black

  • The Flesh is white and excellent eating
  • Best Time: All year but May to August is the best time
  • Best Bait: Prawns, White Pilchards, Squid, Live Sandworms, WA Pilchards, Blue Bait, Fisho (chicken gut), Mullet fillets
  • Size / Bag: Limit: Min size 25 cm and 20 in total (combined with Tarwhine)
 

Tarwhine

  • Generally caught in same areas as Bream. The Flesh is white and good eating
  • Best Time: All year but May to August is the best time
  • Best Bait: Prawns, White Pilchards, Squid, Live Sandworms, WA Pilchards, Blue Bait, Fisho (chicken gut), Mullet fillets
  • Size / Bag Limits: Min size 20cm and 20 in total (combined with Bream)
 

Whiting

  • Very good eating with sweet white Flesh
  • Best Time: Can be caught all year but best in the summer months
  • Best Bait: Live Sandworms, Prawns
  • Size / Bag Limits: Min size 27cm and 20 in total
 

Tailor

  • Nice to eat when fresh
  • Best Time: All year but best in winter
  • Best Bait: WA Pilchards, White Pilchards, Blue Bait, Mullet fillets
  • Size / Bag Limits: Min size 30cm and 20 in total
 

Mud Crab

Only one crab pot per person!
  • Mud crabs favour soft muddy bottoms below the low tide level and are generally found in the mud flats and mangroves
  • Normally caught in traps or dillies with fish heads such as mullet for bait
  • Best Time: Spring to Autumn
  • Best Bait: Mullet
  • Size / Bag Limits: Min size 8.5 cm and 5 in total
 

Blue Swimmer Crab

  • Adult crabs are highly regarded for their taste
  • Best Time: Summer months
  • Best Bait: Mullet
  • Size / Bag Limits: Min size 6cm and 20 in total
 
We would like to thank Tweed Bait for kindly allowing us to use information from their website