Is that this a boring fish or is Dan Guilfoyle, who has caught it three times, an unparalleled angler?
- The unlit flathead has been caught four times within 500 metres of where it used to be in the foundation released
- Dan Guilfoyle has caught it three of the four times
- Dim flathead indulge in a draw shut and open survival payment of greater than 90 per cent
“I’d inform neither,” Mr Guilfoyle acknowledged with a chortle.
He described himself as a “persistent” angler and acknowledged it used to be no longer ordinary for fish to be caught numerous times.
This explicit unlit flathead has been re-caught three times since Mr Guilfoyle first caught and tagged it in Lake Macquarie, in the NSW Hunter dwelling, in July 2019 — two of those times were on the discontinuance of his personal line.
“We indulge in had about a fish that were recaptured. They’re positively creatures of dependancy,” he acknowledged.
In step with the NSW Department of Main Industries (DPI), every time the fish has been recaptured it has been within 500 metres of the usual open level.
It has additionally grown two centimetres since it used to be tagged and is across the 85 centimetre heed.
The DPI acknowledged unlit flathead had a draw shut and open survival payment of greater than 90 per cent.
“Six months later, Stephen Eire — I’ve never met him sooner than — used to be out fishing in the the same dwelling and he caught the fish and he recorded the full little print and forwarded them on to Fisheries and released it himself, which is sizable.
“We heard back that this fish had been recaptured for the third time.”
Mr Guilfoyle acknowledged whenever he caught the fish he used to be targeting a numerous species, jewfish.
The angler, who does no longer utilize fish and wets a line handiest for the sport component, used to be thrilled this flatty used to be aloof doing well.
“It is accessible growing, it’s aloof looking out and aloof living a customary life even though it’s been recaptured three times,” he acknowledged.
“It used to be handiest a month previously I was in the the same dwelling all over again and caught it for the fourth time.
The fluctuate of unlit flathead stretches from Cairns in Queensland to Gippsland Lakes in Victoria.
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