Bougainville's Frogfish (Smooth Angler)
Caught this fish early January straight out from Cape Jaffa SE SA, unsure what fish it is as have never seen it before and have been fishing there for many years.
Centrostephanus tenuispinus recorded at Moana, Gulf of St Vincent, South Australia. Depth 5 m, date 13/03/2016
This is a Yellow Tail Kingfish Dad and I had heard that they were in the area which they rarely are and attempted to catch them. We were successful on this occasion managing to get a school around us. The ones we caught were all around the 70 cm mark but I had a large Kingfish at an estimate maybe 11kg take our large rod with a squid floating on the surface. The Kingfish got off but I have footage of the fight and the kingfish is visible in the waters depth in the footage for a brief moment.
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