Western Australian Salmon are closely related to the Eastern Australian Salmon and in overlaps in lower New South Wales.
How To Identify:
The Australian Salmon (both Eastern and Western) have a solid body although quite streamlined with a moderate pointed head. It has quite a deep forked tail. In colour, the Australian Salmon can range from a Steely black to dark green on its back with silver sides. They can also appear to have a yellow tinge to the side of the fish at times. The eastern and western subspecies can only be separated by the number of gill rakers. Australian Salmon can grow to almost 9 kgs.
How To Catch:
Australia Salmon are mostly targeted by beach fisherman, however also taken by rock anglers and boats fishing close to headlands or shorelines. They will take a variety of baits, but fish baits are the best, such as pilchards, sardines, whitebait, garfish, or even small live bait (such as yakkas) for the bigger fish. Australia Salmon will also readily take a lure, mainly metal slugs or spoons.
In Australia the Western Australian Salmon occurs from southern Western Australia, through South Australia, Victoria and into New South Wales. It overlaps in New South Wales and Victoria with the Eastern Australian Salmon