A Hunter fisherman nets a legal catch-22 after refusing to leave dead fish on the beach

Simon McCarthy
Updated April 17 2024 - 11:06am, first published April 16 2024 - 7:00am
Commercial anglers working with Hunter fisherman Greg Tarrant prepare to box their catch on Stockton Beach on April 4. Picture by Peter Lorimer
Commercial anglers working with Hunter fisherman Greg Tarrant prepare to box their catch on Stockton Beach on April 4. Picture by Peter Lorimer

About 50 metres off Stockton's shoreline, an irregular, dark patch of water is moving gradually north. It's what commercial mullet fisherman Greg Tarrant has been looking for most of his life.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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