Dart or Swallow Tail

Best Bait:

Yabbies, pipis, beach worms, White Pilchard, half Blue Pilchard, lure.

There are a large number of species in the trevally family, from the very abundant smaller species found in estuaries to the large ocean going trevally, all are excellent fighting fish and make good eating (bleed fish on capture to produce best results).

Deep, close in beach gutters and drains with white water are good locations to find these fish as well as off the rocks. Traces up to 60cm long can be used to attract these greedy feeders. Smaller fish travel in schools but again the larger fish are fewer in numbers. Much of the same fishing procedures discussed in the tailor section apply to these fish.

Trevally have small soft mouths, so do not use a hook larger than a No. 2 size. When a fish bites, lean and wind, do not strike with the rod. If you ever hook into a larger member of the trevally family such as the Golden or Snub Nose, you will experience the thrill of your life bringing one of these fish to the beach or boat.