Snub nosed dart is an exciting Sportfish found in Northern Australian Waters
How To Identify:
The snub nosed dart rounder and deeper in the body than the Northern (and Southern) Dart. It is silver in colour and lacks the spots of the other darts. It has yellow tinges around the fins (particularly the anal fin, and face. It is the Australian version of the Permit, which is a different species and only caught in the Atlantic Ocean.
How To Catch:
Mostly pursued by fly fishing anglers in the shallow sand flats. A crab like fly is one of the best. Will also take small soft plastics. They are a very challenging fish to first hook and then land, they fight hard and use the side of their body to offer maximum resistance. They can also be caught with crab or shelled ugari as bait.
Found in coastal and inshore waters from Central Queensland to the tropics of Western Australia. It is commonly found around sand flats.