Agreed. Not going in to conservation or moral right or wrongs, but like all meat, the old cows are generally a) the tougher specimens, and b) it's flippin huuuuuuge - you'd never even be able to eat the whole thing unless you were at it all week?! Its just sensible more than anything to put it back. Catch a smaller one and eat that instead. :-?Great fish and I Saw this photo elsewhere. Why kill it though?