A sought after target for fly fishermen as the sometimes tail in shallow water and grub along in the sand looking for small crustaceans. They are quite a large foraging species that prove a sometimes difficult quarry for the flyfisherman hence the name “blue bastard” which is a variety of sweetlip.

Well known to local fisherman from Cape York to Exmouth, this feisty sports fish has until now been hidden to science.Blue in colour, a bastard to catch and from north Australia, it’s no surprise that for years it was colloquially known as the “blue bastard”. But that nomenclature has now been immortalised in the language of Cicero as Plectorhinchus caeruleonothus

Come to Weipa and let us show you just how good the fishing can be!