VARIETIES | FLATHEAD
Flathead are a great eating fish with a firm-ish texture that makes them a popular choice.
Flathead are a great eating fish with a firm-ish texture that makes them a popular choice. Even those who are not regular fish-eaters will find appeal in flathead’s mild flavour, while it’s white meat is low in calories and high in essential oils and protein. There are a lot of overseas flathead sold in Australia so check carefully and buy local.
Don Hancey’s Cooking Tip
Flathead fillets lightly dusted with rice flour, dipped in a beer batter and fried are manna from heaven. Serve with a squirt of lemon juice and a zesty caper tartare dipping sauce.
Recreational fishing opportunities for spearfishing and hook and line run from October to December.
On the south coast of WA, The Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery is a multi-species fishery that catch deepwater, rock, sand, southern and tiger flatheads. They also operate on the north coast catching bartail and northern sand flatheads.