Giant King Fish

(Caranx ignobilis)


As per the Responsible Angler Guidelines, responsible recreational fishers are requested to not retain but rather tag and release any species caught that are listed as Endangered, Threatened or Vulnerable on a local species list (E.g. National Biodiversity Assessment) or an international list (E.g. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species).

Giant king fish ( Caranx ignobilis) are schooling, predatory fish distributed throughout the world´s tropical and subtropical marine environments in largely shallow waters. Giant Kingfish are nationally listed as Data Deficient, in the 2018 National Biodiversity Assessment. These species are rated as no-sale species within South Africa, only recreational fishers with a permit may catch them following a daily bag limit (5 pp/pd). Recreational fishers are not allowed to sell their catches.