Dusky flathead

Dusky flathead

Minimum legal size: 30cm

Maximum legal size: 55cm

Common name/sDusky flathead
Scientific namePlatycephalus fuscus
Minimum legal size 30cm
Maximum legal size 55cm
Bag limit 5
Additional informationThese fish can't be filleted in or on Victorian waters. They must be kept whole or in carcass form until you're away from the water. It's okay to fillet your fish on the cleaning tables at the boat ramp.

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