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Gold spotted rockcod -

An aggressive fighting fish and will hit lures hard!

The Gold Spotted Rock Cod more commonly known as a Estuary Cod will smack all kinds of lures and the cod's initial run is hard and fast. If you stop the rock cod before it goes back into their hole or snag they generally give up the fight.

The Gold Spotted Rock Cod is generally a by catch when anglers are targeting Mangrove Jack, Barramundi and Bream. They tend to hide deep in snags and in rocky outcrops, from shallow inshore reefs to skinny water estuary's.

The Gold Spotted Cod can grow to 140cm in length and 32kg in weight.

The Gold Spotted Cod can grow to 140cm in length and 32kg in weight.

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Towns & creeks to fish for Gold spotted rockcod

Kauri CreekMooloolabaGiralia Bay / Exmouth GulfDampierFraser IslandCoral BayOnslowBush BayGladstone CampBarron River

Regions to fish for Gold spotted rockcod

Central QueenslandCape York PeninsulaPilbaraSunshine CoastGascoyneWide Bay BurnettFar North Queensland

Species list

AmberjackAustralian BassAustralian SalmonBarracudaBarramundiBlue BastardBlue GroperBonefishBonitoAustralian BonitoLeaping BonitoBreamBlack BreamSea breamYellowfin BreamCarpCatfishCherabinChinaman FishCobiaCodBarramundi CodBlack Spotted RockcodFlowery CodGold spotted rockcodRankin CodCoral TroutDartDhufishDolphin FishDrummerDusk FlatheadEmperorsBlue Spotted EmperorGrass EmperorLong Nosed EmperorRed EmperorRed throat emperorSpangled EmperorEstuary PerchFlatheadBar-Tail FlatheadBlue-Spot FlatheadDusky FlatheadFlounderGiant HerringGolden Snapper / FingermarkGrunterHarlequinJavelJavelin FishJewfish - BlackJewfish / MullowayJobfishJungle PerchLeather JacketLong-TomsLuderickMackerelBroadbar MackerelSchool MackerelShark MackerelSpanish MackerelSpotted MackerelMangrove JackMarlin / SailfishBlue MarlinMary River CodMilk FishMoses PerchMud CrabsMudcrabsMurray River CodNannygaiNo FishingPaddletailPearl PerchQueenfishRed BassRedfin PerchSailfishSalmonBlue SalmonThreadfin SalmonSamson fishSaratogaSharkSilver PerchSnapperPink SnapperQueen SnapperRed SnapperSooty GrunterSquidSquireSweet LipTailorTarponTarwhineTrevallyDiamond TrevallyGiant TrevallyGolden TrevallyPermitSilver TrevallyTriggerfishTripletailTroutBrown TroutRainbow TroutTunaLongtail TunaSouthern Bluefin TunaYellowfin TunaTuskfishTuskfish - VenusTuskfisk - VenusWahooWhitingKing George WhitingSand WhitingTrumpeter WhitingYellowfin WhitingWrasseBaldchin GroperTuskfish - blackspotTuskfish - BlueYellofinfin WhitingYellow BellyYellowtail Kingfish