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)
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)