Most anglers say the best time of the year to catch Blue Eye Trevalla fish in Sydney is from August through to May. But, the reality this is an all year round fish to catch. The Blue Eye Trevalla is found offshore to a depth of 900 metres. This is a highly sort after fish as many consider it to be the best eating in the southern ocean.
- Size: Up to 50 kilograms
- Length: Up to 140 cm
- Food Rating: Excellent
- Territory: Offshore, deep sea to 900 metres
The scientific name for the Blue-eye Trevalla is Hyperoglyphe antarctica.
How to identify a Blue-eye Trevalla Fish
- From silver with a steel blue back.
- To Pink brown with a purple hue
- Deep blue eyes with a golden ring
- The dorsal fin is short
- Caudal fin of the fish is forked
The Blue-eye Trevalla is possibly the best eating fish in all the southern ocean waters. This sort after fish also has a high value. Most recreational fishermen were unaware of the Blue-eye Trevalla because of the depths they swim at. It wasn't until commercial fisherman started landing this fish that it came to prominence. They grow up to 140cm in length and can weigh up to 50 kilograms. They have a lifespan to around 75 years. The Blue-eye Trevalla prey on squid, molluscs, crustaceans and fish ranging from small species to large species such as gemfish. There is not much information regarding their predators but it is considered that sharks and orcas feed on Blue-eye Trevalla
The female Blue-eye Trevalla reaches her reproductive age at 11-12 years. The males reach maturity at 8-9 years of age. The Blue-eye Trevalla can produce between 2 to 10 million eggs during spawning season in summer and autumn.
Where and When to Catch Blue-eye Trevalla
The Blue-eye Trevallas generally feed around rocky surfaces on sloping continental shelves. The habitat is in depths between 200‑900 metres. The juveniles can be seen in surface waters. One of the most favoured spots to land this fish is at Browns Mountain which about 38 kilometres or 20 nautical miles off the coast of Sydney. The quickest way to Browns Mountain is from the Cronulla Wharf. We run special Browns Mountain Fishing Charters We supply all the fishing gear and bait including up to 6 elecric eels.You can even troll for tuna on the way their and back.
Fishing for Blue-eye Trevalla at Browns Mountain
On all our fishing and deep-sea fishing charters in Sydney, all you need to bring are the right clothes depending on the weather conditions. We will supply everything else including bait, fishing rods and reels and fishing licence. At the end of our fishing trip, you get to keep what you catch. We have 3 purpose build fishing vessels that have all the facilities and amenities you require.