Tailor Size

Seen some many chopper caught lately, in Swan or off beach, they were all too small, around 25cm, just wondering why legal size is 30 since so many undersized wandering around. saw some guys throwing twristy at Narrows last night and got and keep some undersized as well.  i got sized bream easily but seldomly got tialor over 30cm. never seen anyone releasing back undersize tailor. fisheries treat bream differently from tailor? as i saw some guy fined a grand by Swan for keeping 23cm bream. but never saw tailor breacher getting caught.


Posts: 625

Date Joined: 27/11/09

I believe the size limits

Sun, 2010-10-03 15:49

I believe the size limits are usually relative to the fish reaching sexual maturity and being able to reproduce (thus ensuring survival of the species).

So those 25cm fish have not yet been able to do their bit to ensure the species continues to thrive.

As for Fisheries - I'm sure if they catch someone in the act of taking any undersize fish they will act accordingly.

MattMiller's picture

Posts: 4171

Date Joined: 15/06/09

I'd sugest

Sun, 2010-10-03 15:49

if you want them dealt with, you report them?

cudbfishn's picture

Posts: 1311

Date Joined: 06/04/09

Since the swan is actually a

Sun, 2010-10-03 16:07

Since the swan is actually a breeding ground, you will rarely get "size" tailor. Once they reach sexual maturity they reproduce and head out to sea. If you want size tailor, fish the ocean. I rarely get undersize tailor off the beach.

Posts: 17

Date Joined: 09/02/10

where do u usually fish for

Sun, 2010-10-03 20:42

where do u usually fish for tailor? i found freo's tailor as small as swan, but cottesloe seems better.

cudbfishn's picture

Posts: 1311

Date Joined: 06/04/09

Yer any of the surf beaches

Mon, 2010-10-04 06:21

Yer any of the surf beaches nor.

flangies's picture

Posts: 2461

Date Joined: 11/05/08

LOL it couldn't have been

Sun, 2010-10-03 21:31

LOL it couldn't have been Leemo,Scottland and I as we only got two! :P

 

scottland's picture

Posts: 2980

Date Joined: 10/05/10

not through lack of trying :P

Sun, 2010-10-03 22:08

donwflyer were you the fellow flicking the soft plastic around?

____________________________________________________________________________

i support two teams eagles and whoever is playing the dockers

Posts: 17

Date Joined: 09/02/10

You mean Narrows? no i

Mon, 2010-10-04 07:57

You mean Narrows? no i wasn't fishing just walking by

Faulkner Family's picture

Posts: 16131

Date Joined: 11/03/08

as far as i am aware the

Mon, 2010-10-04 19:37

as far as i am aware the fisheries come down harder on those that catch small bream as they are a much slower growing fish. it takes many years to reach maturity for bream where as tailor are a much faster growing fish. even still , i dont condone taking u/size fish of any kind

____________________________________________________________________________

RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together