Kingfish, (Seriola grandis), are a coastal water fish of the northern South Island
and North Island. Dark blue-green on the back and silvery white on the belly with
a broad yellow stripe on the sides. Kingfish are surface to midwater hunters that
feed on small fish and squid. They are an excellent sporting fish which readily takes
a spinner and puts up a lively fight. Usually 80-100 cm and 3-6 kg can reach 180
cm and 50 kg. A good quality eating fish with firm dark flesh.