The next evening, a little earlier, with a few more joining in, we returned to Port Hughes Jetty.  The bright sunshine maybe affected the fishing. It was not until the sun had dipped toward the horizon that the first fish came. I was pleased that it came to me. Once again, I can’t say how I detected the bite, but the Garfish was well hooked and onto the Jetty board-walk in seconds.

This Southern Garfish, is similar to the species I’m familiar with in the Atlantic. The most obvious difference being the upper beak, very short when compared to the UK’s Garfish which has a double beak of tiny teeth.

Just one fish tonight, but a new species for me, so I’m not complaining.

Again, the fishing was a bit quiet, so we quit early in anticipation of tomorrow’s boat-fishing trip.

Southern Garfish, Hyporhamphus melanochir

Total Catch:

  • 1 Southern Garfish