King george whiting according to the 2018 vfa survey is the 2nd most popular target species for fishing in victoria. The current minimum legal size for sand whiting in queensland 230 mm total length tl allows a proportion of mature fish to spawn at least once ochwada doyle 2014.
Sand whiting have a high rate of survival when.
Recreational whiting fishing. Recreational net fishing is only permitted in wa s ocean and estuarine waters not in. Thank you for reading our whiting fishing guide victoria. While common and in good numbers during the summer season they are a very timid fish.
Sand whiting sillago ciliata is one of the many species monitored by fisheries queensland it is a key target species for both recreational and commercial fishing sectors with estimated harvests in 2014 of 102 tonnes and an average of 238 tonnes between 2010 and 2018 respectively. The introduction in 2009 of an in possession limit 30 fish for recreational fishers aimed to further reduce fishing mortality. Sand whiting are commonly sought after by anglers due to their reputation as a food fish and due to their relative accessibility with large catches possible from many shore based locations the catches of recreational fishermen may exceed the catches of professionals with studies showing queensland had over twice the amount of fish taken by anglers in 2000.
Busy piers with lots of people diving and splashing do not make for an ideal whiting fishing trip. Our bays inlets and oceans support productive recreational fisheries for snapper king george whiting flathead bream sharks tuna calamari and australian salmon most of which are caught with hook and line. These would mostly be sand whiting though.
If you feel this fish species guide is missing key information or needs any corrections. A recreational net fishing licence is required for haul set gill or throw cast netting. You can obtain a free victorian recreational fishing guide from the victorian fisheries authorities.
Additions or corrections for this fish species. So stealth is an important factor. The king george whiting is the prize.
Recreational fishing rules and regulations 1 fishing equipment 2 catch limits and closures 3 size and possession limits tidal waters 4 size and possession limits fresh waters fishing in stocked impoundments monitoring and reporting illegal fishing fish species guide marine pests. A licence is not needed for crab drop scoop netting or prawn netting unless you re fishing from a powered boat or with the use of one in which case a recreational fishing from boat licence rfbl is required. There are a number of whiting species found throughout australia and many tasmanians would be surprised to learn that recreational fishing surveys report around 10 000 whiting are caught in tasmanian waters every year.
The sand whiting sillago ciliata also known as the summer whiting yellowfin whiting or blue nose whiting is a common species of coastal marine fish of the family sillaginidae the smelt whitings it is a slender slightly compressed fish that is very similar to other species of sillago with detailed spine ray and lateral line scale counts needed to distinguish the species between its.