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Trevally ID Port Hacking (Giant Trevally)


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Hi all. Can anyone confirm what kind of Trevally this is? Caught this land-based in Port Hacking last Friday. Looks a lot like a small GT? Seems an odd catch this far south. Sorry if wrong section. 

 

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Definitely a juvenile GT I see tonnes of them, the head shape is a definite especially when combined with the tall fins, really nice fish

They're known to occur as far south as Sydney

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Does look like a G.T. - for fish I.D. the best photo is to lay the fish flat on the ground and take a photo above, that gives a better view of the body/head/fins/tail.

Don't be surprised what fish from the north end up down this way.

And yes, it should be in the Aquarium I.D. section.

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I'm pretty sure that's a baby GT or it could be a silver trevally (I thought they were a little bit more elongated and not as stocky as a GT). 

Please correct me if i'm wrong. seems a bit to far south for a gt 

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There are at least 23 species on the east coast of Aus

https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/fish-species/species-list/trevallies#:~:text=At least 23 species of,the east coast of Australia.

 

Imo its a GT.

 

There are all sorts of more northern species being caught more south of their normal general location.

Reportedly Jacks, Cobia, Sailfish/billfish etc recently caught in southern waters like Port hacking.

Even mud crabs which I thought would never be this low on the map.

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Thanks all. Thought it was a GT ‚Äď didn‚Äôt know they ventured this far south. And yep, good fun on Bream gear.¬†

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22 hours ago, slothparade said:

I'm pretty sure that's a baby GT or it could be a silver trevally (I thought they were a little bit more elongated and not as stocky as a GT). 

Please correct me if i'm wrong. seems a bit to far south for a gt 

Definitely not a Silver Trevally, the shape is wrong, and the black spot on the base of the pectoral fin (that identifies the Silver) is missing. GT almost certainly, there's quite a few small ones caught each year, never heard of a big one caught down this way ever.

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Just as an afterthought, the most common place I have caught them is the wreck at Bass Point, they give you some trouble on Bream gear and a number 1 hook! The sharp "scute" near the tail can give you a nasty cut if you're not careful.

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I think the Turrum has gold/yellow spots, but I could be wrong? , there's lots of tropical and sub tropical species caught here that have different "common" names to what they are called up north.

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1 hour ago, noelm said:

I think the Turrum has gold/yellow spots, but I could be wrong? , there's lots of tropical and sub tropical species caught here that have different "common" names to what they are called up north.

also commonly known as a "gold spot trevally" 

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On 5/2/2021 at 5:16 PM, kingie chaser said:

 

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Lindt chocolates or Haighs chocolates - yummy.  :banana:

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3 hours ago, noelm said:

I think the Turrum has gold/yellow spots, but I could be wrong? , there's lots of tropical and sub tropical species caught here that have different "common" names to what they are called up north.

Could be right there.

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When I was a kid fishing off Yowie Bay wharf, so not that long ago   :074:, I caught a fish that looked similar to the GT, no more than 30cm long.

Originally I though it was a Turrum, but it did not match that photo in the I.D. books (no Dr Google back then) so it may have been a small G.T. Chucked it back in.

Also at Yowie Bay wharf, as a kid, after a week of heavy rain, I pulled out a fish, first and only one of it's colour of a greenish tinge in places, that at the time I identified as a Freshwater Blackfish, after viewing numerous books. Never have seen another one at all. It was released.

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I recon its a GT to, Brassy Trevally don't have that steep head shape. Brassys have a more sloping head also they have a prominent spot on top of the Gill plate

Turrum, also called Gold spot or Yellowspotted have a different shape body. I've always called them Goldspot trevally and I recon they are one of the best eating Trevally.

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Didn't have the glasses on and the dirt spots looked like gold spots at the time. So now that I have found my glasses YES I agree on small GT.

Frank

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