Catching up with yellow tail kingfish

Flat out: Barbara Murphy and Ted Farrigua with a nice feed of Lake Illawarra flathead.

Flat out: Barbara Murphy and Ted Farrigua with a nice feed of Lake Illawarra flathead.

DPI-Fisheries have revealed a yellow tail kingfish caught by Ron Taylforth on October 1, 2015 has recently been reported as caught for the fourth time.

This brings the number of times that this fish has been caught to four, all in the space of 612 days.

It was first tagged in October 2015 at roughly 70cm length and was last caught off Jervis Bay on June 4, 2017 at 100cm.

It was recaptured and released at Port Hacking on November 15 at 70cm, then again on December 15, 2016 at 95.5cm. It adds up to a total of 612 days overall and travelled 105 kilometres.

Meanwhile, it’s a busy time for Shellharbour Game FC with membership renewals now due and their presentation night on August 5 at Warilla Bowling Club.

Then the Mako Masters tournament to be held on weekend August 19-20th members must be financial prior to weighing any fish to be eligible.

Details and other club information at shellharbourgamefishing.com.au

Last Sunday saw the weigh in for the July monthly comp for Berkeley Hotel FC and although not a big event, it certainly put the ensuing comp year off to a solid start.

Ladies BRE division saw Brigitte Fryer take out the 2 sections of biggest catch and biggest fish with a mix of flatties and bream.

Men’s BRE saw Kim Penfold win with both biggest catch and biggest fish with flathead.

Men’s Deep Sea biggest catch and biggest fish went to Mick Honan with mowies, john dory and 10 nice flatties.

Juniors BRE biggest catch and biggest fish section went to Kynan Penfold with flathead.