Silver warehou form schools in offshore waters from 3-650 metres, occasionally entering larger estuaries as juveniles all around Tasmania.
Can be taken recreationally by rod and line fishers in large numbers off wharves and jetties along Bass Strait in seasonally abundant years. Caught using fish flesh or raw chicken baits fished with light sinker or no sinker just below the sight line of the fisher. Berley will help attract these fish and keep them in the fishing area. When first hooked they turn on their sides and fight strongly, so using a long soft action rod will assist with capture. Also caught in the south east of Tasmania in the summer and autumn months.
Silver warehou have a set of small sharp first dorsal spines, which can easily break off into skin.
These fish are have flaky, white flesh with a good flavour. They are best cooked fresh, as the flesh will go soft relatively quickly after capture. Fillets may go off white quickly when exposed to air, sometimes within a couple of hours. They are versatile fish to cook and can be baked whole, or fillets grilled and pan fried or done deep fried in batter.