Nannygai are a deep water fish of mostly southern Australia
How To Identify:
Nannygai are a short bodied fish with a deep oval shape. The tend to have quite a large head and very large eye, compared to the rest of the body. The upper parts of the head, body and tail are bright red, fading down the body to more of an orange. They have a white edge to their fins and a deep forked tail. Nannygai can grow to about 50 cm.
How To Catch:
Nannygai are not often specifically targeted by anglers but more of a by catch when fishing for snapper or morwong. They will take most baits such as squid, fish pieces, prawns etc.
In Australia Nannygai are found in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. Occasionally caught in very southern Queensland. Nannygai are a deep water fish normally found in 40 - 200 meters of water, normally found around broken reef and rock.