Colloquial names: kingfish, kingi, southern yellowtail, yellowtail kingfish
A truly great fighting fish, that fights right to the boat. Widely distributed throughout much of the world. Virtually all the world records are held by New Zealand caught fish where they grow to prodigious size. (Except the records for the "Californian yellowtail" which is the same fish, but smaller. Why do they have a local record for a world-wide fish - seems silly? Is the IGFA going to have World records for trout caught in each river. Nonsense of course. So is the two records for Kingfish!
Average size (New Zealand): 90-120cm, reaching over 150cm. Weight to over 68kg (150lb), current world record 52kg (115lb)
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