Record 82kg Mulloway/Jewfish South Africa - fish released

Fish measured 197cm

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incredible size!!

Fri, 2011-07-15 12:41

incredible size!!

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holy mother of christ!!!!

Fri, 2011-07-15 12:58

imagine hooking that at e shed on an 8kg outfit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  awesome!1 simply awesome!!

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i believe they are called kob in south africa

Fri, 2011-07-15 13:06

i wonder how similar they are to our mulloway and how big ours can potentially grow.  cheers

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From what

Fri, 2011-07-15 13:38

I can find there the same species, same scientific names. Just different growth rates and potential size. I think the Aus record is 42.5kg.

Hows this for a Black jew - 45kg I think.

 

http://www.auf-spearfishing.com.au/public/records/view_pic.php?../../administration/records/images/36.jpg

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 Hi Matt,Seems that one of

Fri, 2011-07-15 15:03

 

Hi Matt,

Seems that one of the 3 South African species is the same as the Australian mulloway which is

Argyrosomus japonicus mulloway.( Also known as 'jewfish' previously called Argyrosomus hololepidotus) - DPI NSW.

 

South African Kob Species

Argyrosomus japonicus - dusky kob (mulloway)
The dusky kob matures at the age of 6years and is about 1m then. They can reach the age of about 42 at which they are around 75kg.

Argyrosomus inodorus - silver kob (mulloway)

Argyrosomus thorpei - "half kob" (mulloway)

Tight Lines!

 



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Black Jew family

Fri, 2011-07-15 15:16

Seems that the black jew is from another family:

AUS CAAB Code: 37 354003

 

Standard Fish Name: Black Jewfish

 

Scientific Name: Protonibea diacanthus

 

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Monster

Fri, 2011-07-15 14:21

nearly 2 metres long, what a huge fish. Released as well what a buzz that would be........

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awesome

Fri, 2011-07-15 14:53

awesome def fish of a life time

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Awsome fish

Fri, 2011-07-15 18:21

Awsome fish that's for sure, releasing it must have been a task let alone weighing it.

As for Black Jew, I was in the top end recently and the talk is that it will soon be called Northern mulloway and not before time but they sure as hell smoke our local Mullys for fight.

I,ve got an article here in an old 70's mag about the local African's forming a circle in the ocean around schools of these monsters rounding them up for market.

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That thing is unbelievable!!

Sat, 2011-07-16 08:13

That thing is unbelievable!! Good work to the angler for releasing it as well..

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Now that's a capture of a

Sun, 2011-07-17 16:28

Now that's a capture of a lifetime

Has anyone actually researched what makes them so big, i.e. the water, food, climate, etc?