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. We will continue to develop these summaries and acknowledge the strong supporters of the tagging program in future years.

Key species tagged from 2010 to 2016

Key species tagged during 2016/2017

The 2016/2017 game fishing season ended on June 30 2017 and resulted in over 8,700 fish tagged. The top ten species tagged are given in the table below:

Key species tagged 2016/2017

Species

Number tagged

BLACK MARLIN

1835

SOUTHERN BLUEFIN TUNA

1126

STRIPED MARLIN

820

BLUE MARLIN

777

YELLOWTAIL KINGFISH

559

SAILFISH

527

DOLPHINFISH

341

ALBACORE

265

MAKO SHARK

222

SAMSON FISH

214

Top tagging boats and anglers 2016/2017

Species

Top boat

Runner up boat

Billfish combined

96 - Chaos (QLD) Sunshine Coast GFC

87 - The Wench (QLD) King Bay GFC

Black Marlin

75 - Chaos (QLD) Sunshine Coast GFC

42 - The Wench (QLD) King Bay GFC

Blue Marlin
(International)

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

12 - Backload (PNG) Lae GFC

Blue Marlin (Australia)

20 - Chaos (QLD) Sunshine Coast GFC, 20 - Mistress(QLD) Gold Coast GFC

16 - Caboom (QLD) Gold Coast GFC, 16 - Jugs (QLD) Gold Coast GFC

Striped Marlin

62 - Happy Hour (VIC) Latrobe Valley GFC

58 - Head Hunter Sports Fishing Charters (NSW)

Sailfish

34 - Get N Any (QLD) Weipa Billfish Club

32 - The Wench (WA) King Bay GFC

Shortbill Spearfish

2 - Seaduce (NSW), Sojurn (NSW), True Grit (NSW)

1 - (14 Recreational Vessels)

Swordfish

4 - Terminator (TAS) GFC of Northern Tasmania

3 - Cleavedge (NSW)

Shark combined

63 - Tantrum (NSW) Sydney GFC

41 - Reel Hooked (SA) Adelaide GFC

Mako Shark

9 - Just Livin (NSW) Shellharbour GFC, Mr Magoo (NSW) Port Hacking GFC

8 - Far Out II (VIC) South Gippsland GFC, The General Lee (TAS) ST Helens GFC

Blue Shark

11 - Casey (NSW) Sydney GFC

8 - Baitwaster (SA) Port MacDonnell OAC, Intruder (SA) Port MacDonnell OAC

Tiger Shark

13 - Blue Stuff (WA) Nickol Bay SFC

7 - Razor Back (WA) Exmouth GFC

Whaler Shark

57 - Tantrum (NSW) Sydney GFC

33 - Stainless Still (NSW) Wollongong GFC

Hammerhead Shark

7 - Ahh Datts Betta (NSW) Wollongong GFC

5 - The Hulk (NSW) Eden S & GFC

Thresher Shark

5 - Reel Scream (VIC) Warrnambool Offshore & Light Game Fishing Club

1 - Reel A Peel (NSW) Newcastle & Port Stephens GFC

Tuna combined

192 - Spartacus (SA) GFC of SA

116 - Broadbill (SA) GFC of SA

Yellowfin Tuna

21 - Oceanic (WA) Geraldton Districts OAC

17 - Mandalay (WA) Perth GFC

Southern Bluefin Tuna

192 - Spartacus (SA) GFC of SA

107 - Broadbill (SA) GFC of SA

Bigeye Tuna

1 - Tagged by Commercial Vessel (NSW)

 

Albacore Tuna

39 - Out For (NSW) Merimbula BG & LAC

17 - 4 Play (TAS) GFC of Northern Tasmania

Longtail Tuna

10 - Tag Team (QLD) Weipa Billfish Club

9 - Giddy Up (QLD) Moreton Bay GFC

Dogtooth Tuna

1 - Big Cat Tender (QLD) Adelaide GFC

 

Spanish Mackerel

20 - Allure (WA) Geraldton Districts OAC

16 - Defiant One (WA) Geraldton Districts OAC

Mahi Mahi

27 - Polaris (NSW) Eden S & GFC

26 - The Hulk (NSW) Eden S & GFC

Yellowtail Kingfish

77 - Oceanhunter (NSW) Ocean Hunter Sports Fishing Charters

39 - Reel Therapy (SA) Absolute Fishing Charters

Species

Top individual

Runner up individual

Billfish

41 - Tyrone O’Connor (NSW) Bermagui BGAC

36 - Scott MacGowan (WA) King Bay GFC

Shark

44 - Patrick Shaw (NSW) Sydney GFC

35 - Hugh Magarey (SA) Adelaide GFC

Tuna

39 - Ashley North (SA) GFC of SA

28 – Alexandra Czabayski (SA) GFC of SA