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45kg couta off Hibberdene

45kg couta off Hibberdene

Roger Davidson may have entered the elite 100 pounder club, with this massive ‘couta (king mackeral) taken on a live bonito, off Hibberdene this weekend.¬†Unfortunately Roger gutted the fish before he weighed it, so we will never know!

The photo does not do the fish of this size any justice at all. Although it does look like Roger could stick his entire head into that fish's mouth!

The photo does not do the fish of this size any justice. Although it does look like Roger could stick his entire head into that fish’s mouth!

Either way, it’s a magnificent catch – the catch of a lifetime for sure! Maybe it bodes well for another bumper big ‘couta run – like last years.

There are very few shoal ‘couta coming out anywhere, it seems the ‘couta population on our coastline is starting to age and we only have the big ones left?! Luckily the worldwide couta population is spread far and wide and in certain well maintained fisheries like Australia, the stocks are still healthy and should be able to bolster the stocks that are being so hammered, on our side of the Indian Ocean.

Roger fishes from a jet ski. The fish was 1.9 metres long. Must have been quite an interesting ride home!

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