Barry Oxford was the top tagger in 2011-12 having tagged 1,097 fish for the year. Mick Dohnt remains the top tagger overall having tagged an amazing 23,870 fish. The Top 20 for 2012 were: FISHER NO. TAGGED OXFORD B 1097 POWELL D 968 DOHNT M 892 SAUNDERS J 663 POWELL M 629 OLIVE C 524 PLATTEN J 508 BOX P
Fishers reporting recaptures of tagged fish through the website can also include a photo or video of the fish. This is then stored in the database and becomes a permanent record of the fish. Photos of recaptured fish are sent to the person that tagged the fish along with a recapture certificate.
Suntag now has the capacity to provide a range of different Tag and Recapture certificates for it various projects. There are currently 4 different certificates, 2 for Suntag species, 1 for Rocky Barra Bounty and one for the McArthur River project in the Northern Territory.
Newsletter of Capricorn Tag & Release Sportfishing Club Inc. – Estab. 1988
A recent innovation has been the linking of the Suntag database to Google Earth which will allow a whole new range of ways to display Suntag data to be developed. Maps have been developed to show concentration of tagging, fishing effort and changes over time. Access to these maps will be provided through the websites and new maps will be
With the upgrade of the Infofish database and establishing the Suntag website there are some new services that will be appealing to taggers. Images (photos and video) of tagged or recaptured fish can now be stored in the Infofish 2012 database. Feedback on recaptured fish is available direct through the website and now taggers can look up their own tagging
Suntag recently reached another milestone when it passes 650,000 tagged fish in the database. As well it passed the milestone of over 50,000 recaptures. As far as we can find out it is now one of the largest recreational fish tagging programs in the world. In that tally just 90 taggers have tagged over 1,000 fish each with a combined