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Footballer Sweep

( Neatypus obliquus )

Other names

Western Footballer

How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • Is a member of the family Kyphosidae (sea chubs)
  • Can grow to 24cm in length
  • Endemic to Australia’s temperate waters from SA to WA
  • Frequents coastal reef environments
  • Occurs in large schools
  • Will pick at your baits until there is nothing left
  • Target using small bits of peeled prawn and a small hook