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Kob on the Rocks

Kob on the Rocks

R 1,250.00

Kob on the Rocks

Acrylic on canvas - 54cm X 74.5cm
© Craig Bertram Smith 2011
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The dusky kabeljou is a robust silver fish with a hint of subtle pink along the dorsal surface. The lateral line is very well developed with noticeable silver spots running down the flanks. Kob are extremely effective hunters, relying on their lateral line as they hunt in low light conditions. Kob are prized amongst rock and surf anglers. They are found along the Southern African coastline and grow to in excess of 70 kilograms. These days though they are becoming increasingly difficult to find due to overfishing. Of concern is the fact that large fish, which are usually killed, are prime breeding specimens, while only the smaller sexually immature fish are released. The result is that most of the fish caught and released aren’t sexually mature, resulting in limited breeding stock.

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