New to fishing, what have I caught?

Hi guys, I'm new to fishing and have only caught snapper, herring and bream so far. I was fishing at Coogee Beach today and caught the fish in the picture that will hopefully appear in this post. Is anybody please able to tell me what it is?



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Sun, 2017-09-24 19:41

butter fish i think 

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Sun, 2017-09-24 20:17

 Butterfish, decent baits and have heard of people eating them


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 They're not too bad to eat,

Sun, 2017-09-24 20:50

 They're not too bad to eat, but as Hutch says we keep em as Dhuie and cray bait.


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Ah cool, thanks guys. Knowing

Mon, 2017-09-25 12:42

Ah cool, thanks guys. Knowing what to google, it seems to specifically be a Western Butterfish (obviously the kind that wears Bintang singlets and swims up to bali every few months).