Out with Richard and Peter on Richard’s boat yesterday. Went to Outer Nab Rock area to fish one of our summer marks. A bit slow, with rays and dogs. However, Peter landed a tagged Spotted Ray. Not the usual tag I’ve seen on Bass, but a Labeled Nylon Cable Tie inside a blue plastic tube attached to the rear of the disc close to the tail. Written on one side of the label was “328” and on the other side what looks like “CIACH”. See photos attached.
Have you seen or heard of such tags being used? The fish was released with the tag still attached.