SARATOGA (Scleropages jardini leichardti)

A nice saratoga caught in Papua New Guinea by Wai Loong.

Huge size saratoga cught in Papua New Guinea.

A nice size saratoga caught on lure by Gong Lei in Papua New Guinea

Monster size saratoga caught in Papua New Guinea

Exists two kind of saratoga.The northern saratoga (Scleropages jardini) are found from the Gulf of Carpentaria right across the top end into Western Australia with a few small pockets on the east coast of North Queensland. These are also found in New Guinea.The southern saratoga (Scleropages leichardti) are native only to the Fitzroy River system and its tributaries including the Dawson, Isaac, MacKenzie, Donn & Connors Rivers & Fairbairn Dam (Lake Marraboon) in Central Queensland. In recent times, the southern saratoga have been moved to various locations where they have established breeding populations. Some lakes that have received some fame for their good saratoga fishing are Borumba Dam and Lake Cania.

MAX SIZE: 20 lb / 9 kg
MAX LENGHT: 43 inch / 110 cm
MAX AGE: Unknown

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