Tailor are one of Australia’s most popular fish. They are a ferocious feeder and inhabit a wide variety of systems and areas.

However, they are most often caught close to beach gutters, rockwalls and wash created by reef systems.

Tailor breed around those offshore reef systems right along our coastline, including Perth, where the juvenile fish enter the Swan River in their thousands.

At this size they can be their own worst enemy, aggressively hitting lures and baits. This is why the legal size in WA is beyond their breeding size of 30cm.

We strongly encourage you to catch-and-release tailor, particularly the bigger ones, as numbers have been showing a decline over the last 10 years.

The true mark of a great tailor angler is quality over quantity, that’s for sure.

See more WA Fish species HERE

Learn how to catch them in detail at Fish-On HERE


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