Australian Salmon - Kahawai - Newfish - Bay Trout - Black Back, Blackback Salmon - Buck



What do you know about this fish? Let's talk about Eastern Australian Salmon, known as Kahawai in New Zealand.

Original Name - Arripis trutta

Other Names: Newfish, Bay Trout, Blackback Salmon, Mynameisfish.com, Buck, Cocky Salmon, Colonial Salmon.

Colour - Dark bluish-green body (juveniles have golden bars on the upper sides)


Where can we see it? - Southern Australia usually Brisbane to Western Victoria, rarely to Western Australia. And New Zealand (including Chatham and Kermadec Islands)

Australian Salmon Kahawai


Where doet it live? - Found in cooler waters, between depths of 30 m and 39 m. They enter rivers as well.

Weight and Size - Typically 1 and 2.5 kg (2.5lb-6lb)  and 30-50cm (Maximum 90 cm)

What does it like to eat? - carnivore. Feed mainly on fishes but also on pelagic crustaceans, especially krill.

How to catch it? - Catching Eastern Australian Salmon (Video)

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