Sand Mullet (or Tallegalane as often known) is another small to medium common species of mullet in Australia
How To Identify:
Sand Mullet (or Tallegalane) are similar to the flat tail mullet, however are usually more olive-green than brown above. However they have a similar gold or yellow blotch on its gill covers but the Sand Mullet is thinner in the anal fin region and has 9 rays on the anal fin whereas the Flat Tail Mullet has 10.
How To Catch:
All Mullet can be quite tricky to catch, however the sand mullet is probably the most common caught of the mullets and the best way is to catch Sand Mullet is to use small baited hooks with bread, dough, peeled prawn, worms or maggots. Depending on where the fish are feeding you can use unweighted baits, suspended under a light float or very light lead. Very light tackle should be used.
In Australia Sand mullet are found in similar regions to the flat tail mullet, however it is found slightly higher in Queensland, to about central Queensland, through New Wales, Victoria, South Australia, and only in the very southern part of Western Australia. Like most mullet they are found mostly in the estuary systems.