Scientific name 

Scleropages jardinii.

Where they live

Saratoga adults inhabit the still waters of streams and swamps near the surface or close to shore among aquatic vegetation.

They are solitary, territorial and spawn prior to the wet season when the surface water temperature approaches 30°C.

Size and age

Can grow to 100cm.

Fishing tips

Primarily a surface feeder feeding on a variety of terrestrial and aquatic insects, small fishes, frogs, crustaceans, and some plant material.

Try using surface lures, poppers and fizzers.

Last updated: 14 November 2017

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