Australian Fishing Slang
Australian Fishing Slang. Often people coming to Australia are confused by Australian Fishing Slang and our Australian slang words in general, and have a very hard time understanding exactly what we Aussies are talking about.
It does not seem to matter what English speaking country
they come from, whether it's America, Canada, England, Ireland, South Africa or another country that speaks English.
In fact the people hit worst by our slang terms are folks from non English speaking countries.
Ricks Queenfish Taken at Exmouth. Here in "OZ" it is sometimes called a Queenie or Skinny an example of our slang terms.
This page is all about helping overseas people understand our strange (to them) way of talking and it starts off with Australia fishing slang because this site is about fishing and goes on to tell you about the more general slang terms in use by Australians.
Here's an example of some Aussie slang that may confuse folks.
She's a beauty, that's a beaut, refers to a very good looking something, girl, fish, car.
Mate, means friend.
Cobber, means the same as mate.
Sheila, a girl, a woman or a weak man.
And there are plenty of descriptive phases that confuse over seas visitors as well where we say a word and in America the same word means something entirely different.
Fishing Slang Australia
- - Luderick
- - Skinny profile, vibrating metal blade lure mostly used for bream and other smaller estuary fish
- - Trevally, GT, Golden Trevalley
- - an isolated pinnacle of reef that rises from the bottom often to just beneath the surface
- - Oft used for the Australian Bonito
- - usually the rubber plug under the transom on a boat, but can mean live baits like yellowtail
- - small Tailor
- - In fishing terms refers to a very large flathead over say, 4 lbs. Not the crocodile
- - means flathead, not a common term.
- - spinning reel, usually a small reel.
- Estuary Perch
Red Emporer are called Reddie's or Empo here in Aust.