Sambos are generally caught up north of South West Rocks in the cooler months starting in June. Some years are better than others and these brutes can often turn up out of nowhere. They’re closely related to kingfish, but with a higher body and mottled markings alongside.
Flathead are of one species or another are caught in virtually every habitat we fish. ‘Duskies’ as they are known live in the Macleay River and grow over a meter in length. Sand flatties and blue spotted are out on the flat bottom and rubble. Marbled and armour headed around the reef edges and tigers in the deep. They’re all yummy!
Wahoo as the name suggests are truly crazy. The first run is like hooking your line to a jet ski, and the direction changes during the fight cause most anglers to loose contact, and often loose the fish. Similar looking to a mackerel but with a sharper snout, sharper teeth and thick vertical blue zebra stripes.
Cobia or ‘black kingfish’ are one strange critter! They aren’t fussy eaters and will munch most things, including crabs, and can be found from way up the river and estuary to offshore reefs and wrecks during warmer months. Quite often found swimming alongside large rays and sharks, they grow to massive sizes in their own right
Blue Marlin are true ocean wanderers, and probably the craziest fish in the ocean once hooked. Their insane runs along the surface jumping and greyhounding create a mass of thrashing foam and white water that no angler will ever forget. To target takes commitment and long hours of wait time, but for those keen the rewards are BIG.