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Barred Yellowtail Scad

( Atule mate )

Other names

Yellowtail Scad, Northern Yellowtail Scad

How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • Is a member of the family¬†Carangidae (jacks and pompanos)
  • Can grow to 30cm in length
  • Distinguished by vertical bars on it’s body and a black spot on it’s gill coverings
  • Found in Australia’s Northern waters from QLD to WA
  • Pelagic in nature, form large shoals mid-water
  • An abundant baitfish popular as live or dead whole bait
  • Edible