Tarwhine is very similar to other Australian Breams (in particular the yellowfin bream). A common catch for Australian fisherman fishing for other species such as Bream and Whiting.
How To Identify:
Tarwhine are very similar to the yellowfin bream however it is quite easy to distinguish by the more rounded head and small gold or yellow spots on each scale which form a ribbon like effect down the length of its body. It is silver in colour with bright yellow pectoral, ventral and anal fins. Can grow to about 3kgs however normally caught to about 1kg.
How To Catch:
Tarwhine are usually caught by fisherman targeting Bream, Whiting or other estuary fish. Bait fishing tactics similar to those used for Bream work well for Tarwhine, they fall for such baits as prawns (particularly pealed ones), yabbies, beachworms, small crabs and other oily fish baits. m
Australia In Australia, Tarwhine are found along the Queensland coast, although more so towards the southern end, along the New South Wales coast line and into Victoria, and from Albany to Shark Bay in Western Australia. They frequent similar habits to yellowfin bream, from rocky headlands, to beach gutters and into river mouths.