Sail fish

Sail fish 

Scientific name

Istiophorus platypterus.

Where they live

Sail fish are an oceanic and epipelagic species usually found above the thermocline.

Most densely distributed in waters close to the coasts and islands. 

Large schools and undergoes spawning migrations in the Pacific. 

Feeds mainly on fishes, crustaceans and cephalopods.

Size and age

Can grow to 348cm, weigh up to 100kg and live for 13 years.

Fishing tips

Trawling bait and lures.

Last updated: 14 November 2017