Tag & release black marlin recaptured

A BLACK marlin tagged and released by Mooloolaba GFC boat Luna on 26 December 2014 off Caloundra on QLD’s Sunshine Coast, was recently recaptured by southern NSW boat, Blood Vessel.

The marlin was first released on a very memorable day for Luna as it was one of 23 black marlin tagged in a single day.

Anglers aboard Blood Vessel hooked the tagged marlin on the 15 February 2015 whilst fishing an afternoon bite off the Sir John Young Banks, Jervis Bay, NSW.

The marlin was at liberty for 51 days before it was recaptured and re-released, after travelling a straight line distance of approximately 509 nautical miles in a south westerly direction.

Its approximate weight was 25 kg on release and estimated to be around 30 kg on recapture.

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