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Brill

Brill

Colistium guntheri This species is an endemic member of the NZ flatfish family. Brill is very similar in appearance to turbot, however is more mottled brown. Brill, to 1.5kg, live on the sand, in shallow areas. A very tasty, delicate flesh that turns from light apricot to white on cooking.

Rig

Rig

Mustelus lenticulatus Rig, or Spotted Smoothhound, is a small shark species, found over sandy bottoms to 200m. Grows to around 10kg, and is very popular for its firm flesh with no bones. Rig is an excellent choice for frying, barbeque or baking.

Gurnard

Gurnard

Chelidonichthys kumu Red Gurnard are a unique looking fish, with a bony head and large ‘wing’ like pectoral fins. Grows to 4kg, and is found over sandy bottoms to 180m where it dines on crabs and shrimps. A delightful fish to eat, the firm, pink fillets turn white on cooking and hold their shape well.

Turbot

Turbot

Colistium nudipinnis Turbot is a member of the flatfish family, recognisable by its green mottled colour and broken camouflage-like patterns. Found in shallow coastal margins, over sand, the Turbot is the largest flatfish in our waters growing to 90cm in length. Yields a tasty white flesh with smaller flakes.

Sole

Sole

Peltorhamphus novaezeelandiae Sole are abundant around our southern coasts, in depths to 100m. An oval shaped flatfish, with a olive/brown colour. They will grow to 50cm. Sole have delicate and moist flesh with a low oil content, suited to frying, bbq or baking.

Monkfish

Monkfish

Kathetostoma giganteum Monkfish, or Stargazer, is a bottom species caught year round. Reaching 90cm but more common around 30-50cm, this species is mottly green/brown in colour. With a moist, white and dense flesh, Monkfish is suitable for many different cooking methods.

Snapper

Snapper

Pagrus auratus The Snapper is NZ’s favourite table fish. Popular for its tasty, firm flesh and beautiful red colour, the Snapper is found to depths of 150m. Our Westcoast is at the southern limits of the species range and it will grow to 14kg, but is more common around the 2-5kg size. Snapper can be found over reefs, sand, the mid-water or in shallows.

Tarakihi

Tarakihi

Nemadactylus macropterus Tarakihi is a schooling species, with brilliant silver flanks and a dark band behind the head. Growing to 3kg, Tarakihi are found in a range of depths and bottom types. A versitile favourite, Tarakihi is firm, moist and tasty to cook with.

Warehou

Warehou

Seriolella brama Blue Warehou is a schooling fish, with a stout body, blue shoulders and silver underbelly. Growing to 7kg and available year round, Warehou are found down to 400m. A medium-firm flesh, that responds well to moist cooking methods. Warehou makes a tasty option for many different dishes.

NZ Flounder

NZ Flounder

Rhombosolea plebeia Endemic to New Zealand, Sand Flounder are a member of the distinctive flatfish family. Found on the sand and growing to 1.0kg, Flounder are a year-round favorite. Delicate, tasty pearl-like flesh is suited to many cooking styles.