Fishing for snapper in Sydney is something all anglers should do for their next fishing trip. You may heard the fish term pinkies. This is what most fishermen refer to as Pink Snapper. Pink snapper are chased for their excellent taste and the challenges they provide for anglers with all types of experience.
- Size: 5 - 10 kg
- Food Rating: Excellent
- Territory: Reef, nearshore and offshore
The scientific name for Pink Snapper is Pagrus Auratus.
How to identify a Pink Snapper
Typically the tail, side fins and top half of the body are pink in colour. Along the upper body you will see a series of blue spots. These blue spots can fade as the pink snapper gets older. The fins at the bottom can range from pale pink to a creamy white. The larger pink snapper sometimes have a large bony bulge on the snout. Pink snapper are a desired fishing species as the are excellent eating. Alot of fishermen refer to Pink Snapper as Pinkies.
Snapper or Pinkies are usually found close to shore or by reefs in the deep sea. The average size of the catch is between 3 to 5 kilograms using a light fishing line. But dont be surprised if you hook onto a Pinkie thats around 10 kilograms.
During the peak season the harbour of Sydney can become crowded. Our skipper will set off from the Cronulla Wharf and be in the ideal fishing spots in minutes. And there will be more fish and they will be bigger! It is best to catch snapper is in the early morning fishing or later afternoon fishing are the best times to catch Pink Snapper off the coast of Cronulla, Sydney. The pink snapper swim in depths ranging from 20 metres to 200 metres. And generally the further you are from shore the bigger the snapper get.
What Do You Need for Fishing 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.