Flathead are considered to be fish that are fairly localised in its movement and that is generally true. Of the 4,116 Flathead that have been recaptured to date 88.4% have been recaptured within 20km of where tagged. That suggests that they are mostly localised. Interestingly 178 fish (4.3%) were recaptured in the same place as where tagged, almost exactly a year later. Did these fish stay in the same place all that time or do they have a cycle of movement that they repeat that brings them back to same place each year? Most of the areas where the fish were caught were heavily fished so they could have been recaptured any time if they were there.