Dusky flathead

Vic Fishing Rec Guide 2015

Dusky flathead
Minimum legal size: 30cm
Maximum legal size: 55cm

Common Name/s: Dusky flathead
Scientific Name: Platycephalus fuscus
Minimum legal size: 30cm
Maximum legal size: 55cm
Bag/possession limit: 5
Retained whole or in carcass form

Dusky flathead are the most commonly caught species of flathead in estuaries from Lake Tyers to Mallcoota Inlet.

For regulation purposes, any flathead caught in Take Tyers or any estuary east of Lake Tyers will be considered to be a dusky flathead.

Distinguishing features of dusky flathead & Southern bluespotted (yank) flathead

Dusky Flathead Features