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Australian Salmon (Arripis trutta) is a species of fish that is found along the southern coast of Australia, from Western Australia to New South Wales. Despite its name, Australian Salmon is not a true salmon but is actually a member of the perch family.

Australian Salmon are known for their speed, strength, and aggressive behavior, making them a popular target for recreational fishing. They are generally found in schools and feed on small baitfish, squid, and crustaceans. They can grow up to 80 cm in length and weigh up to 5 kg, although most caught by recreational anglers are around 1-2 kg.

Australian Salmon are popular among anglers due to their fighting ability and the challenge they present when caught. They are often targeted using light to medium-weight spinning tackle, such as a 6-10 lb line, and lures such as metal slugs or soft plastics. Bait such as pilchards, whitebait, or prawns can also be used.

Australian Salmon are a sustainable species to fish, with healthy populations and regulated fisheries in most states. They are also a popular target for commercial fishing, with the majority of the catch used for human consumption, such as smoking or canning.