Definition of mulloway in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmələˌwā/ /ˈmələˌweɪ/


  • A large edible fast-swimming predatory fish of Australian coastal waters, which is popular with anglers.

    Also called jewfish

    Johnius antarctica, family Sciaenidae

    ‘The mulloway feeds voraciously on other fish, and is itself a favoured prey of human anglers.’
    • ‘There's a local mulloway, they occur around the southern coast off South Australia.’
    • ‘A recent release from NSW Fisheries indicated 70,000 mulloway fingerlings have been released into some NSW waterways.’
    • ‘Spinning for mulloway is a great adventure if you want to hook up with something big.’
    • ‘If you wish to fish on after dark for a while there is every chance of a mulloway.’
    • ‘In this area, commercial fishermen will not be able to target recreational species such as whiting, bream, flathead and mulloway.’
    • ‘Mulberry-lined creeks teem with - trust us on this - a bounty of bream, whiting, luderick, flathead, and mulloway that spill from the Watagan Mountains.’
    • ‘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.’


Mid 19th century from Yaralde (an Aboriginal language of South Australia).