One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large edible fast-swimming predatory fish of Australian coastal waters, which is popular with anglers.
Johnius antarctica, family SciaenidaeAlso called jewfish
- ‘If you wish to fish on after dark for a while there is every chance of a mulloway.’
- ‘You continue in your column to applaud the release of 70,000 mulloway fingerlings and say that you look forward to the day when other species are also released.’
- ‘Mulberry-lined creeks teem with - trust us on this - a bounty of bream, whiting, luderick, flathead, and mulloway that spill from the Watagan Mountains.’
- ‘A recent release from NSW Fisheries indicated 70,000 mulloway fingerlings have been released into some NSW waterways.’
- ‘There's a local mulloway, they occur around the southern coast off South Australia.’
- ‘Spinning for mulloway is a great adventure if you want to hook up with something big.’
- ‘The mulloway feeds voraciously on other fish, and is itself a favoured prey of human anglers.’
- ‘In this area, commercial fishermen will not be able to target recreational species such as whiting, bream, flathead and mulloway.’
Mid 19th century: from Yaralde (an Aboriginal language of South Australia).
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