Tagging program statistics

DPI would like to recognise the boats and anglers that have provided exceptional contributions to the program over the past season. These boats and anglers are listed in the tables below with the numbers of fish that they tagged over the season. Click here to check out key species tagged and top taggers in past years (2010-2017).

Key species tagged during 2018/2019

The 2018/2019 game fishing season ended on June 30, 2019 and resulted in over 9,800 fish tagged.

The top ten species tagged are given in the table below.

Key species tagged 2018/2019

Species

Number tagged

BLACK MARLIN

2069

YELLOWTAIL KINGFISH

1055

SOUTHERN BLUEFIN TUNA

977

STRIPED MARLIN

930

SAILFISH

834

BLUE MARLIN

630

DOLPHINFISH

371

WHALER SHARK

278

MAKO SHARK185

SAMSON FISH

176

Top tagging boats and anglers 2018/2019

Species

Top boat

Runner up boat

Billfish combined

128 - The Wench (WA) King Bay GFC

115 - Pole Dancer (QLD) Sunshine Coast GFC

Black Marlin

94 - Pole Dancer (QLD) Sunshine Coast GFC

57– Mistress (QLD) Gold Coast GFC

Blue Marlin
(International)

62 - Blue Marlin Magic (Tonga) Vava’u SFC

33 – Black Label (PNG) Lae GFC

Blue Marlin (Australia)

45 - Mistress (QLD) Gold Coast GFC

19 - Pole Dancer (QLD) Sunshine Coast GFC

Striped Marlin

67 – Relentless Pursuit (NSW) Canberra GFC

65 – Tomahawk (NSW) Ulladulla GFC

Sailfish

74 - The Wench (WA) King Bay GFC

50 - Big Daddy (WA) King Bay GFC

Shortbill Spearfish

3 - Engagement (NSW) Lake Macquarie GFC, Tantrum (NSW) Sydney GFC

2 - Outa The Blue (NSW) Lake Macquarie GFC, Reel Smart (NSW) Sydney GFC

Swordfish

7 - Tagged by Commercial Vessel (NSW)

3 - Terminator (NSW) GFC of Northern Tasmania

Shark combined

83 – Tantrum (NSW) Sydney GFC

26 - Undertaker (NSW) Port Hacking GFC

Mako Shark

15 - Undertaker (NSW) Port Hacking GFC

6 - Makajax II (TAS) GFC of Northern Tasmania

Blue Shark

8 - Undertaker (NSW) Port Hacking GFC

5 - Tantrum (NSW) Sydney GFC

Tiger Shark

6 - Blue Stuff (WA) Nickol Bay SFC

5 - Triple H (WA) Perth GFC

Whaler Shark

75 - Tantrum (NSW) Sydney GFC

25 - Wet Puss (WA) Perth GFC

Hammerhead Shark

6 - Phillet (NSW) Port Macquarie GFC

4 - Frantic (NSW) Shellharbour GFC

Thresher Shark

2 - Gaurdian (NSW) Bermagi BG & LAC

1 - Choona Chasa (TAS) Tuna Club of Tasmania

Tuna combined

113 - Meerkat (VIC) Warrnambool Offshore & Light  GFC

96 - Spartacus (SA) GFC of SA

Yellowfin Tuna

5 - Hardline (QLD) Mackay GFC

4 - Another Screema (NSW) Canberra GFC

Southern Bluefin Tuna

113 - Meerkat (VIC) Warrnambool Offshore & Light GFC

96 - Spartacus (SA) GFC of SA

Bigeye Tuna

4 - Tagged by Commercial Vessel (NSW)

Albacore Tuna

8 - Boys Toys (TAS) Tuna Club of Tasmania, Sharkn Hell (TAS) St Helens GFC

7 - Bugger Work (TAS) St Helens GFC

Longtail Tuna

9 - Black Rat (NSW)

6 - Tag Team (QLD) Weipa Billfish Club

Dogtooth Tuna

3 - Big Cat Tender (QLD)

Spanish Mackerel

31 - Mates Rates (QLD) Mackay GFC

14 – Mandalay (WA) Perth GFC

Mahi Mahi

34 – Hooked Up (NSW)

23 - Nevahome (NSW) Eden S & GFC

Yellowtail Kingfish

127 - Ocean Hunter (NSW) Ocean Hunter Sports Fishing Charters

113 - Reel Therapy (SA) Absolute Fishing Charters

Species

Top individual

Runner up individual

Billfish

72 - Dale Penhall (QLD) Sunshine Coast GFC

58 - Chloe Laurence (NSW) Ulladulla GFC

Shark

51 - Mia Wright (NSW) Sydney GFC

25 - Chloe Hornhardt (WA) King Bay GFC

Tuna

62 - Jan Oosthuizen (VIC) Warrnambool Offshore & Light  GFC

38 - Anne-Marie Oosthuizen (VIC) Warrnambool Offshore & Light GFC

Seriola

162 - Vic Levett (NSW)

59 - Seamus McCleave (NSW)