He ika e hiia ana i ngā tai katoa. He māia hoki ki te whawhai ka mau ana. Nā reira ka pārekereka te hunga hī kahawai. He porotaka te tinana, he hina ki te ōrangi-kāriki. He tino kai.
A common round bodied fish which fights strongly when hooked and so is popular for sport. It is grey to green/blue above marked with small irregular brown spots, and silvery-white below. The grey fins distinguish it from the small haku. Arripis trutta.