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Electric reels are becoming more affordable as well as the high tech electronics for finding those deep sea critters. When we talk about deep dropping, we normally are referring to depths well over 100m. It’s quite normal to be fishing in the 350-500m range when targeting fish.
As you would expect, the types of fish which live in these depths are a little different from your run of the mill inshore demersal species. This is a brief guide on the various fish you may encounter out there so you can make an informed choice on keeping it for food.
We have a list of the typical fish you may find, from the common ones to the less common ones. Photos will be provided if available.
Name and Depths
Greeneye’ (Spurdog Shark) 50-450m
Blue eye Trevalla 200-600m
Red Snapper (Bight redfish) 10-370m
Eightbar Cod (Greyband Cod) 100-400m
Bass Groper 100-900m
Seven-Gill Shark, 400-450m
Orange Roughy 800-900m
Black Snoek 0-400m
Darwin’s Roughy, 300m
Yelloweyed Nannygai 90-550m
Bigeye Ocean Perch 230-1100m