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Queenfish Fishing Holidays Popular Saltwater Species

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The 'Queenie'

The Queenfish, or ‘Queenie’ as there known, is a fish species in the Sciaenidae family of Drum and Croakers. It’s native to the eastern Pacific Ocean and predominately found around the coastline of Australia; there are also populations around many of the islands in the South Pacific. Although they can tolerate depths of over 50m, they are usually found in shallow water, on the edge of saltwater flats, just on the drop-off.

Feeding a diet of mainly small baitfish and crustaceans, they don’t grow huge, averaging around 8lb to 15lb; however, they can reach weights of over 30lb. The current IGFA record stands at nearly 40lb.

With the species being highly predatory, lure, and popper fishing is a popular method for targeting them. Casting lures at structures and reefs is an exciting way of fishing and accounts for many fish in shallow water, and watching them crash into your bait is hugely entertaining. However, they are a favourite amongst the saltwater fly fishing community, thanks for their unorthodox fighting style. Their tremendous fight belies their thin frame, and they’re great little fighters who produce many jumps, twisting and turning throughout the fight, trying to shed the hook. At times, they’ve been known to fight so hard that they’ve died of exhaustion before being released.

Below are the top destinations in the world for Queenfish Fishing.

Arabian Fly Fishing Oman

Fly fishing Oman's vast coastline allows anglers to catch many different species that inhabit the Arabian sea and for many years it has been making fly anglers dreams come true. Our guides have a huge amount of knowledge regarding fly fishing for the different species and have played a huge part in pioneering some of these.

Hosted Tropical Flats Fishing Christmas Island

Our famous hosted trips to Christmas island have become legendary; they offer you the best saltwater fly fishing along with world-class popper jig fishing. Combine this with light offshore trolling provides one of the most diverse fisheries in the world. A fishing adventure that should not miss at any cost.

Tropical Flats Fishing Christmas Island

Tropical Flats Fishing Lodge on Christmas Island is a unique and natural operation that magically combines all the elements critical to fly fishing success. Endless hard sand flats, remarkable numbers of cruising fish, the best guides on the island and consistent year-round weather is what awaits all who visit this unique atoll.

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