The best time to catch Flounder in Sydney is all year round. The flounder is a bottom-feeding fish that has small teeth and is usually found on the sandy or silty bottoms of estuaries and bays.
- Size: Up to 2.7 kilograms
- Length: From 22 cm Up to 55 cm
- Food Rating: Excellent
- Territory: Inshore, Beach
The scientific name for the Flounder is Pseudorhombus jenynsii.
How to identify a Flounder Fish
- Oval shaped flat body with a large mouth.
- About 5 dark spots or blotches on one side of the body
- Pale in colour on the other side of the body
- There are about 40 species of Flounder
- Usually brown in colour with either red, orange, green and blue markings
The Flounder can change its colour depending on its environment. They say the paler the flounder gets relates to how they feel when threatened. The Flounder is most active during the night. This is an ambush predator that feeds on other fish, shrimps and crabs. They use their fins to bury themselves in the sand and are very patients when hunting prey. Their natural predators are people, sharks and eels.
Where to Catch Flounder
The Flounder is a saltwater fish that lives on the ocean floor near reefs, jetties, docks and the like. They are commonly found in bays and estuaries. The Flounder is available all year round for fishing. If you are at a river mouth the best time to catch the Flounder is on the falling tide. So, as tide times change each day the Flounder can be available any time of the day depending on the tidal phase.
The Flounder is excellent to eat. You will find flounder for sale in almost any fish and chip shop. Battered, deep-fried or crumber the Flounder always tastes great. We provide morning fishing charters and afternoon fishing charters all year round.
Fishing for Flounder in Sydney
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.