Good news, 13 year old Andrew caught a Red Rock Cod! They are common on NSW coastal reefs and may attain a total length of approx. 45cm.
The Eastern Red Scorpionfish colouration is highly variable from light grey/brown to bright red with blotches or may also be a mottling of all these colours and blotches. They have skin flaps on the head, lateral line and other parts of the body, 12 venomous spines on the dorsal fin and a very large mouth.
They are very good eating, also known as ‘poor man’s lobster’