Salmon, Australian

Salmon (Western Australian)

  • Minimum legal length:21 cm measured from tip of snout to tip of tail
  • Personal daily bag limit
    • for Salmon 21 to 35 cm: 20
    • for Salmon longer than 35 cm: 10
  • Daily boat limit (applies where 3 or more people on board):
    • for Salmon 21 to 35 cm: 60
    • for Salmon longer than 35 cm: 30

Similarities with Australian Herring (Tommy Ruff)

Juvenile Salmon (Australian Salmon) look very similar to Australian Herring (Tommy Ruff). Make sure you know the difference to make sure undersize Salmon are returned to the water.

Juvenile Salmon have:

  • small eyes
  • smooth scales
  • yellow pectoral fin
  • yellow tail with a black edge.

Tommy Ruff have:

  • large eyes
  • rough scales
  • clear/silver pectoral fin
  • silver tail with black tips.

tommy and salmon

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Page Last Reviewed: 15 Aug 2019
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