With a mixed catch of australian salmon, bonito, sweep and mackerel. Australian salmon, known as kahawai in New Zealand, are medium-sized perciform marine fish of the small family Arripidae. Four species are recognized, all within the genus Arripis; they are found in the waters off southern Australia, including Tasmania and New Zealand. Despite the common name, Australian salmon are not related to the salmon of the Northern Hemisphere. They are a great sportfish.