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Tarwhine

( Rhabdosargus sarba )
Description

Other names

Silver Bream, Goldlined Seabream

 

How to Catch
Distribution
Eating
Fast Facts
  • Belong to the family Sparidae (sea breams)
  • Can grow to 50cm in length and 4kg in weight
  • Referred to as Silver Bream in WA
  • Distinguishing horizontal yellow lines and a rounded forehead
  • Not to be mistaken for Black Bream (Acanthopagrus butcheri)
  • Frequents estuaries, bays, beaches and inshore reef environments
  • Found in Australia‚Äôs cooler waters from QLD to WA
  • Lives for at least 12 years
  • Soft to touch
  • Often found in large schools
  • Carnivorous
  • Target with fleshy baits such as peeled prawns, pippies, fish or fillet baiits
  • Good eating