Tagged mulloway recaptured after 4840 days at liberty

Image: NSW DPI

A MULLOWAY released on 2nd January, 2004 off Ardrossan on the east coast of Yorke Peninsula in South Australia, has recently been recaptured.

After  after 13 years, three months and one day at liberty the fish was caught again on 3rd April, 2017 by a charter operator fishing in 30m of water off Point Margaret, SA (West Coast of Yorke Peninsula).

The mulloway was originally released by a GFC of South Australia member and was measured at 74cm and an estimated 3.5kg.

Upon recapture was it was measured at 140cm and about 30-35kg.

This recapture breaks the record for the longest time at liberty for a mulloway tagged under the program.

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