The Sea Sweep is one of three sweep caught in Australia. Sweep are a small to medium fish that are deeply elliptical.
How To Identify:
Sea Sweep as with all sweep have a deeply elliptical body. Similar to the Banded Sweep however lack the vertical bars of the Banded Sweep, the sea sweeps tail is also more forked than the Banded Sweep. Sea Sweep are the largest of the Sweeps and grows to about 0.6 meters.
How To Catch:
Sweep are mostly caught when targeting other species. However when sought after with light tackle put up a good fight. They mostly like soft baits such as peeled prawns, mussels, worms, pipis, or small pieces of fish. Sweep have a small soft mouth so make sure your hook is not too large. They are a mid water fish so unweighted or under a float is the best way to fish.
Sea Sweep are found from around Coral Bay in Western Australia, down the coast and across to about Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Sweep are a mid water fish and prefer rocky ocean foreshores, inshore reefs, harbours, bays and estuaries.