The dusky flathead (Platycephalus fuscus) (literally translating from Ancient Greek as "flat-head dusky") is a large predatory fish and the largest member of the Platycephalidae family. Dusky flathead are a largely estuarine species and are found in estuaries, estuarine lakes and coastal bays on the east coast of Australia, from Cairns in Queensland to the Gippsland Lakes in Victoria. They occur over sand, mud, gravel and seagrass and can inhabit estuarine waters up to the tidal limit.
Australian bass (Macquaria novemaculeata) are a small to medium sized, primarily freshwater (but estuarine spawning) native fish found in coastal rivers and streams along the east coast of Australia. They are a member of the Percichthyidae family and, currently, the Macquaria genus. Australian bass are an iconic, highly predatory native fish. They are an important member of the native fish faunas found in east coast river systems and an extremely popular angling species.
All my life I have had an affiliation with water and fishing in general.
I have been lucky enough to have had the privelidge to fish in some locations that folks do not even know exist.
Be it Freshwater chasing Trout, Salmon and Aussie natives or be it in the big blue briny for fish such as Snapper, Flathead, Devil Fish, Tuna etc. all hold that special place in my life that could not possibly be fulfilled by any other form of Hobby or Adventure.
Dusky Flathead are a great sight when they swim away after a successful Catch, Photograph and Release.
This girl measured 70cm and lived to fight another battle oneday when some avid angler tries something new and she falls victum once again to that which is Angling.
Snapper are one of the regular catches by anglers who frequent this region.
This catch was taken off the coast from Bendalong / Fishermans Paradise.
It included one Rubber Lip Morwong, 5 Snapper and a couple of Kings, plus 1 squid.
A nice little bonus squid.
We were hoping to get enough for a feed, but it was not to be.