Two days after receiving the recapture info on a kob I caught, Stuart Dunlop of the ORI sent me new recapturing information.

A spotted grunter that I tagged on 22 October 2013 was recaptured on the 23rd of December (days free: 62). It was caught tagged on the Infanta side and recaptured at Witsands. Fish not released and testimony on the high fishing pressure the Breede has to endure.



Above: quick pic of the fish before it was tagged and released.


  1. petercoetzee 14 January, 2014 at 09:38 - Reply

    What a beautiful fish. Pity it had to be killed.

    • conradbotes 14 January, 2014 at 09:41 - Reply

      Yes, a real pity. Gathering information really goes a long way if recaptured tagged fish are released again.

  2. Arno van Der Nest 15 January, 2014 at 06:12 - Reply

    Nice one Conrad, a bit of a blow to hear a fish that you tagged became victim to consumerism, but at least you are doing your bit!

    • conradbotes 15 January, 2014 at 07:06 - Reply

      Luckily unseasonal floods put an early end to the holiday fun!

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