Giant moray caught near Ie Island

Giant moray caught near Ie Island

On October 18, Matsuo Tamaki (right) and Koki Kinjo with a giant moray in front of Tamaki’s house in Higashiue, Ie.


October 22, 2014 Yukito Kinjo, correspondent of Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 18, Matsuo Tamaki and Koki Kinjo caught a 1.65-meter and 16-kilogram giant moray near Ie Island. They were surprised to see it when they pulled it out of water. On that day, they were aiming to catch red-spotted rockcod, but while landing the fish, they felt a different tug on the rod to what they were used to. A moray, called “gang in the sea” ran wildly on the ground showing its sharp teeth.

The moray was about the same height as Tamaki and Kinjo. Tamaki had caught a giant moray three times before. He said, “This moray catch is my best record. Next time, I want to catch a moray twice as big as the one we caught this time.” They cooked and ate deep-fried moray and miso moray stew.

(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato)  

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