106cm flathead caught in the Clyde River
ACCORDING to a report in today's Narooma News Online, Batemans Bay resident Jason Smith landed this big flattie while chasing jewies in the Clyde River.
Rob Paxevanos for the Narooma News Online reports Jason got the surprise of his life when what he thought was a shovel nose shark appeared under lights in the form of a giant flathead.
"Jason and his friend, Shafa, were catching jewfish on 10kg tackle, and due to the slower fight of fish they called it for a shovel nose, a common by-catch," reports the Narooma News Online.
"Euphoria followed when the fish was finally netted - It went 106 centimetres."
"It was handled with care, and after a quick pic, seeing it swim off was the icing on the cake for Jason."