Brown Sweetlips are one of a few species of fish referred to officially as Sweetlips, however this is somewhat confusing given the common use of the name sweetlip to some of the emperors. Some have since referred to this group as blubber-lips.
How To Identify:
Brown Sweetlips (Brown Bubbler-lips) have a solid body which is a uniform grey to dark brown. Their most distinguishing feature as with all these "Sweetlips" is the thick fleshy lips - hence the common name of Blubber-lips. Brown Blubber-lips can grow to about 12 kgs.
How To Catch:
Brown Sweetlips are not often caught by line fisherman, however are sometimes caught when reef fishing on inshore reefs for other species.
Brown Sweetlips (Brown Blubberlips) are found from Southern Queensland up the Queensland Coast (although I have actually caught one at Tweeds heads across the border into New South Wales) and down the North Western part of Western Australia. They are found on inshore reefs and into estuaries.