>
 
FishingBoating-World.com
 
 
News Home Newsletters Photo Gallery Powerboat-World Australian Cruising World Cruising MarineBusiness-World Animated Knots
MarineBusiness-World Animated Knots Video Gallery MarineBusiness-World
Sail-World.com : Tasmanian Yellowtail Kingfish
Tasmanian Yellowtail Kingfish


'Waterhouse Island is a prime Kingfish location'    Carl Hyland - copyright    Click Here to view large photo

One of the most sought after pelagic fish in Tasmania during summer months would have to be the Yellowtail Kingfish.

Known for its fighting prowess plus its toothsome qualities, this fish rates up there with tuna and other game fish species.


This species is most commonly called kingfish, yellowtail kingfish, yellow-tailed kingfish, yellowtail, king, kingy or 'kingi'. Colloquial titles include 'hoodlum' and 'bandit', while smaller specimens are often nicknamed 'rats' or nor' headers. Some confusion exists between the kingfish and two of its near relatives; the amberjack and the Samson fish, while an unrelated species, the cobia (Rachycentron canadus) is also commonly called black kingfish.

It is also known as yellowtail (Qld, SA, Tas.), kingie, Tasmanian yellowtail (Tas.); kingfish, southern yellowtail
During warmer summer months and more into the month of February/March and when water temperatures often get to 24C , this fish regularly visits Tasmanian shores and of later years has even been showing up in warmer waters in Southern areas of the state. What this means is that more and more recreational anglers are being exposed to fish that they would not normally encounter and this can make for exciting times.

Dicky with a fine brace of North East Kingfish -  Carl Hyland - copyright   Click Here to view large photo

So I suppose the mention by the scientific community that species not normally caught in temperate waters will move south is proving true.

Jack with a Tamar River Kingfish -  Carl Hyland - copyright  

Bait is a favoured method used to tackle Kingfish in Tassie and baits such as slimy Mackerel and smaller salmon are often fished under floats to get the job done. Live baits are even better and small mullet or pretty fish will often get anglers amongst fish.

Quite often large schools of Kingfish are encountered alongside vast schools of Australian salmon in and around estuaries, particularly in the North of the state and thinking anglers sometimes use chopped up bait such as the afore mentioned species or pilchards which are thrown into the water amongst schooling fish in a bid to ‘turn on’ the kingfish. Jigging under these salmon schools will often result in huge fish being hooked.

Once in attack mode, Kingfish are readily caught and the trick is to hold them at the back of a boat or in tidal rips. Sometimes’ tethering’ a single specimen will induce others to hang around, making it easier to catch a few.

A southern Kingfish -  Carl Hyland - copyright   Click Here to view large photo

LOCATIONS;
In Tassie, rocky outcrops or beacons in estuaries seem to appear as fish magnets to Kingfish. I’ve even had reports of schools of Kingfish massing under a mat of floating weed offshore at Tasman Island in the south. So it would seem that these fish like structures. People target them with limited success in and around boat moorings an tend to get good hook-ups, but as most of us are aware Kings can be dirty fighters in that they when hooked, will often head for the nearest object in a bid to try and dislodge any object they are entangled with and this includes fish hooks.

Lures.
Skirts are good attractants. -  Carl Hyland - copyright   Click Here to view large photo

Basically, any lure with colour or flash attractant will catch Kingfish. The range of lures from Halco is as good as any and will often out fish all other lures. Tuna skirts mainly in hot pink or green/yellow combinations will also induce strikes or bites when other lures won’t get a look-in. I am told that a fast troll is required to excite Kings at locations along the North East, speeds of up to 10 knots are not uncommon and the results speak for themselves.

Halco lures -  Carl Hyland - copyright  

I have found a garfish, beakie rigged and sometimes with a white octopus skirt on its nose will often bring the Kings on the run, again when they are not in switched on mode.

Baits such as slimy mackerel and salmon are good. -  Carl Hyland - copyright  


by Carl Hyland

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.fishingboating-world.com/index.cfm?nid=114632

2:08 AM Wed 18 Sep 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







FishingBoating-World









Great Barrier Reef plan released for comment by Queensland Minister for Environment,












Brisbane Boat Show begins *Feature by Jeni Bone,














































Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate
Andrew Scott joins Superior as General Manager *Feature
Best Birthday Party ever at Southport Yacht Club! *Feature
From nursery to school: Research highlights critical fish habitats
‘Hall of Fame’ status for Empire Marina *Feature
Saltwater Species Hunt Challenge launched
‘Fish Friendly’ accreditation for Sanctuary Cove Marina
Vicsail Boat show Open Day at Rushcutters Bay
Marine15 - prospectus available online now + VIDEO *Feature
Southport Yacht Club achieves Clean Marina certification + VIDEO *Feature
Port Kembla Volunteers bring in 75 metre monster from 5nm offshore
Gold Coast Int'l Marine Expo - Make every moment one to remember
Dangerous conditions for boaters from Queensland border to Sydney
Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games - Opening series concludes
4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo - Busy opening day
More new boats brand Brisbane Boat Show as a spectacular showcase
Discover world of transport - Holidays at National Maritime Museum
Garmin’s compact echo dv fishfinders pack a powerful punch
Anthony Gagliardi wins Forrest Wood Cup at Lake Murray
REMUS SharkCam captures up-close encounters with Great White Sharks
From Penguins to Polar Bears   
Understanding the value of commercial fishers and how they survive   
4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo on the horizon   
Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science   
Bivalves' ability to clean chemicals from waterways   
Brisbane Boat Show 2014 - New boat engines set to rev up interest   
Two rescued in tow from 13km offshore   
National 4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo - 4WD heaven   
Sydney Boat Show display winners recognised *Feature   
US leads the way in shark conservation, science and management   
2014 National 4x4 Outdoors Show: Popularity of caravanning and camping   
2015 Sydney Inte'l Boat Show - Boating Industry commences planning   
John Hemingway joins anglers for upcoming Wahoo Smackdown V   
Dangerous conditions for boaters from this evening   
Pacific Boating membership offers hassle-free boating *Feature   
Marine15 expands trade, networking and B2B opportunities *Feature   
2014 Auckland on the Water Boatshow - Huge prize packs up for grabs   
Sustainable Seafood - How to purchase with confidence   
4X4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo wows water lovers   
Fishers encouraged to refresh knowledge of size and possession limits   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW FBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT