A Spanish mackerel originally tagged by gun fishing father and son team Vic and Zane Levett has gone on to be recaptured.
Zane (pictured) caught the fish during a hot bite on the NSW Mid North Coast back in April 2019. Estimated at 13kg, the mack was quickly subdued on relatively heavy tackle. The fish was brought alongside the boat where the hook was removed and it was tagged. After a quick couple of photos, the Spaniard was swum boat side and subsequently released in excellent condition.
Fast forward to 29 October 2020, the fish was recaptured by well-known game fishing boat Kekoa, which is operated by Luke and Kelly Fallon. Crew member Heath Irvine (pictured) was tasked with providing dinner for charter clients while the boat was anchored near the No.10 Ribbon Reef, offshore of Lizard Island in Northern Queensland. After a quick swim, Heath managed to spear this well-conditioned Spaniard, which provided several quality meals for both clients and crew.