Tagged Mulloway recapture reveals connectivity between the Coorong and Glenelg River

Our fifth edition of the mulloway tagging newsletter is now available to download and read (also see below). While the first few months of the year were quiet in terms of recaptures (no doubt influenced by COVID related restrictions), June and July have seen 12 tagged Mulloway recaptured. To date, there have been 720 Mulloway tagged as part of the program, which is funded by the Victorian Fisheries Authority through Recreational Fishing License Fees.

One tagged Mulloway travelled 280 km which is now the second longest distance we’ve seen! The fish was tagged by Stanley Aardenburg at 32 Mile Crossing along the Coorong in February this year, when it was 96 cm. On the 11th of this month, Mark Hadden caught the same Mulloway along Taylors Straight in the Glenelg River, and measured it at 100 cm. This is the first Mulloway we’ve recorded moving between the Coorong in South East SA and the Glenelg in south-west Victoria … which I think is pretty exciting.

Thanks to all the anglers that continue to support the program and dedicate endless hours fishing for Mulloway. I hope you’ll agree that we are seeing some fantastic data collected through the program.

Mulloway #1094 was tagged by Stanley Aardenburg at 96 cm from 32 mile crossing in February this year (top). The fish was recaptured a few weeks ago in the Glenelg River, covering a distance of 280 km.


Lauren Brown