Woodland Jetty Fishing Hotspots

Friday, October 11, 2013

Bigeye Trevally or Ikan Cupak caught At Woodland Jetty

Bigeye Trevally or Ikan Cupak caught At Woodland Jetty on 9th October 2013. Bigeye Trevally [ Caranx sexfasciatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1825 ] also know as Ikan Cupak, Belukok Putih, Kerepoh caught At Woodland Jetty on 9th October 2013 using prawn meat. It is predominantly an inshore fish, inhabiting reefs down to depths of around 100 m in both coastal zones and offshore islands, often venturing into estuaries and sandy bays as juveniles. The bigeye trevally is commonly found in large slow moving schools during the day, becoming active at night when it feeds, taking a variety of fish, crustaceans, cephalopods and other invertebrates. The fish is known to move from a more crustacean dominated diet as a juvenile to a nearly completely fish dominated diet as an adult. Sexual maturity is reached at 42 cm, with spawning occurring in large aggregations occurring at different periods throughout its range, generally between July and March. The bigeye trevally is of moderate importance to fisheries throughout its range, and being of high importance to some artisanal fisheries. It is taken by gill net, purse seine, hook and line and other artisanal fishing methods. It is rated as a fair to good table fish. The species is also considered a good gamefish, taken by lure, bait and spear throughout its range.

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