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Samsonfish

( Seriola hippos )
Description

Other names

Sambo, Samson, Samson Fish, Abrolhos Kingfish, Sea Kingfish

How to Catch
Distribution
Eating
Fast Facts
  • Is a member of the family¬†Carangidae (jacks and pompanos)
  • Can grow to 1.75m in length and 55kg in weight
  • Live for around 32 years
  • Pelagic in nature, frequenting coastal and offshore reefs and offshore islands
  • A hard fighting opponent
  • Responds well to live bait, metal jigs and soft plastics
  • Closely related to Amberjack (Seriola dumerili) and Kingfish (Seriola lalandi)
  • Good eating, although random individuals may be mushy and poor eating