Australian Flathead Species
Most people simply refer to them all as flathead. However, there are in fact 40 species in Australia pursued under the generic phrase flathead fishing.
The most popular – and commonly caught are:
- The Dusky Flathead
- Blue Spotted or Southern Flathead
- Tiger Flathead
- Southern Sand Flathead.
Common names used by Aussie fishos include “lizards”, “frogs”, “dogs” and “croc’s”
These names refer to the flattened head and body of the flathead.
Though in some cases the size some species attain adds to the flavour of the naming jokes.