Cobia

CobiaCobia in the Territory grow to over 50kg and are great fighters that are often lost close to the boat where they are most difficult to handle.

They rarely form large schools, usually moving in small groups of 2-5 fish. They are often encountered trolling or bait fishing for mackerel and sometimes swim alongside manta rays.

Other Names: Rachycentron Canadus. Black kingfish, Cobe.
Location: All round the coast.
Season: Year round.
Method: Standard light-game fishing tackle in the 6kg to 15kg range. They are often caught when bait fishing offshore reefs using squid or fresh fish bait or whilst trolling for mackerel.
Regulations: For up-to-date regulations, check out the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries
Eating: Cobia are an excellent table fish with white, firm and moist flesh.