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Dusky kob caught and released in a blind estuary

After the prolonged drought along the Eastern Cape coastline many sizable fish were trapped in our blind estuaries for several years. Here is a dusky kob of 114 cm that was caught and released in the West Kleinemonde Estuary shortly before the mouth of the estuary opened last week.

These big fish do not breed in our estuaries, so the recent rain which caused the mouths of many blind estuaries to open has now afforded them a chance to go back to sea to breed.