Flounder local fish species facts and Limits. Flounder are a strange looking flat fish, that likes to reside in shallow sandy flats. When born they have an eye on each side of their body and as they grow one eye migrates to join the other eye. There structure and colours make them very camouflage and a good ambush predator on small fish. They are often a bycatch of those in PPB and WP targeting flathead and whiting. However many do like to target them with spear during low tides as they have great eating qualities and considered a top table fish.

Size & Limits: 

Minimum legal size limit of 23cm, with a daily bag limit of 20

Scientific name

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Bait Recommendations:

Small pieces of cut up pilchard, prawn and mullet will work well. So will worms such as sandworms, scrub worms and bloodworms. Remember to use small hooks as flounder have quite small mouths.

Lure Recommendations:

Although its not common we have caught flounder as bycatch when using small natural coloured soft plastics. 6cm grub, paddle tails and minnow imitation soft plastics have accounted for the most bycatch of flounder.


One of the most popular way to target flounder is on sundown or night during low tide with a flash light and spear. Walking very calmly not to spook them away. Berleying is a good way to attract flounder.

Rod/Rig setup:

If you plan to target flounder by rod then you need one with subtle finesse, therefore we recommend a light 1-3 or 2-4 kilo spin rod around 7 foot in length. Coupled with a light 1000-2500 size reel, spooled with 4 pound or 6 pound line and leader. When bait fishing a simple running rig with a small sinker to swivel, then 40cm of 4 pound leader to a small baitholder longshank hook.

Great locations to target them

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Best times:

At night time during low tide is often a good time.