The fish has been aged to be a 19 year old female
The Virginia record tog, caught by Ken Neill III, at 24 pounds 3 ounces, has been aged to be a 19 year old female. Tautog are generally long-lived, slow growing fish, but studies show the oldest fish have been in the teen class weight range.
Dr. Ken Neill, III
President, Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman's Association, Inc.