Observed: 21st November 2015
Added: 4th February 2016
By Andrew Fraser Cape stumpnose Rhabdosargus holubi caught at De Hoop MPA this week. Not a particularly uncommon species but significant in that its a large specimen at over 42cm TL. Wonky worn tail says this toughie has been around the reef a few times in its life. The De Hoop tagging project was started in the mid 80s just prior to the complete closure of the reserve to angling. It is one of the longest running projects of its kind in the world and has provided a wealth of data on a number of South Africas endemic inshore fish species.