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Karanteen -
Common Name: Karanteen
Other Names: -
Scientific Name: Sarpa salpa

Size: Can reach 30cm but average is 19cm

Habitat: This fish prefers gullies and shallow rocky reefs, and are mainly found in the surf zone. Juveniles inhabit rock pools, shallow reefs and estuaries.

Distribution: This fish is widely distributed and occurs in the Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic around South Africa.

Bait: In nature this fish is mainly a vegetarian, but they will take prawn, sardine and squid.

Fishing Strategy: This fish will take the bait readily and is fun to catch and release.

Eating Quality: Fair

  • Light tackle
  • Small hooks of about 1/0 or 2/0
  • Normal beach rod

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