Rosy Jobfish is a hard fighting reef fish, welcome catch for reef fisherman
How To Identify:
Rosy Jobfish are similarly in colouration and body to a Snapper although slightly narrower and without the knobby head. Back and upper side are a beautiful pink colour with a silvery/pink belly. They grow to about 90cm.
How To Catch:
Rosy Jobfish are usually caught when reef fishing for Snapper or other reef fish. In fact the term King Snapper comes from fisherman who used to believe that there was a king in each school and this being the Rosy Jobfish - hence the term King Snapper. They will take most fish baits, including gar fish or pilchards, but will take pretty much most reef fishing baits.
In Australia Rosy Jobfish are found a little more southern than their cousin the Green Jobfish. They range from central and southern Queensland and into northern New South Wales, and has been taken on the Great Barrier Reef