SPHYRAENIDAE Sphyraena novaehollandiae
Note difference from the Fish Identified as "Short Finned Pike" in this Wiki - although the same latin name is used (incorrectly? I suggest this "Short Finned Pike" pictured is SPHYRAENIDAE Sphyraena obtusata?)
Identification from public domain source... 2004, Species Identification Guide: West Coast Region Department of Fisheries, Government of Western Australia.
FEATURES: Long, slender, silver body. Large teeth - keep away from toes on the kayak!
SIZE: Reputedly grows to >1 metre in length - I have caught them from 50 to 60cm.
HABITAT: Moderately common near-shore capture along Perth Metropolitan rockwalls - particularly in the winter months.
CAPTURE: Strong taker of lures - silver Toby Spoon and silver Rapala Countdown. Also caught on ganged, whole whitebait.
EATING: Firm white flesh - tastes very good panfried in small cutlets.