Pink ling are found in deep water on the continental shelf up to 1000 metres. Young fish are found in shallower waters.
Pink ling are taken by recreational fishers using droplines and rod and line, usually in deep water and often around the west coast of Tasmania.
Ling have large mouths with strong powerful jaws and teeth which can cause a serious bite.
Ling has low oil content with a mild, delicate flavour. They can be used fresh, frozen or smoked. Good fried and baked. Ling produce large white tasty fillets with few bones, ideal for cooking in frypan or poached.