NSW DPI Fisheries has reported another interesting tagged kingfish recapture. This time, a kingfish originally tagged and released by Sydney’s Raptor Fishing Charters has been recaptured, not once but twice, in South Australia!
The fish was originally tagged by Emerson Spina on 8 November 2021 and was estimated to be over 30kg.
After 684 days the fish was recaptured and then re-released on 23 September 2023, at Port Augusta (SA), by Shaun Ossitt. The fish had travelled over 2,120km (1,150 nautical miles) from its original release location. Upon recapture the fish measured 142cm and was again estimated at 30kg.
Only 24 days later, the fish was again recaptured by Nathan Stephens at Port Augusta. The fish was once again re-released with the original tag still in place.