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Ambassadors

Meet our Ambassadors, pick up some hot tips on the best fishing practices for SBT  and even find out how to channel your inner chef. Let’s go!

All Ambassadors
Chloe L
@she_fishes
Sydney NSW
There are so many options for preparing SBT and it's such a delicacy, I love it. My husband is allergic to other fish but SBT is a fish we can share at the table.
Chloe L
Sydney NSW
When you're fighting a fish and you stop to rest, so does the fish - and that can lengthen the fight time. If you keep working hard you'll keep the fight time short.
Short fight times ensure your SBT is in good condition if you want to release it. If you're keeping it, the meat will not have degraded due to over-heating. That's particularly important when catching SBT in the warmer waters off NSW!
Tim & Trish S
@bluewatermagazine
Southport QLD
SBT are a precious and limited resource, so once you've enjoyed your interaction, release them carefully so they survive - best of all with a research tag.
Tim & Trish S
Southport QLD
Bluefin are delicious and you only need one or two for a feast. But they spoil easily so care is needed to prevent disappointment when you get them home.
Just dropping your bluefin on the deck can bruise and spoil the flesh. So dispatch it quickly, then clean it and get it on ice. And learn the easy steps that will transform it into the culinary delicacy it can be.
Patrick D
@patrickdangerfield @reeladventuresshow
Geelong VIC
I love tangling with Southern Bluefin Tuna because they are big, fast and fiesty - the true athletes of the sea.
Patrick D
Geelong VIC
When using hard body lures to target SBT, I prefer to have them fitted with single J-hooks. Because there's less chance of straightening a hook on a big fish, less chance of damaging the fish if I'm going to release it - and less chance of damaging me.

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I do solemnly swear to catch, handle, keep or release southern bluefin tuna as safely and humanely as possible – and to prepare it well, so no fish is wasted.

Tune up your tuna skills

Tune up your tuna skills

Being a Tuna Champion means using the best fishing practices for Southern Bluefin Tuna – and encouraging others to do the same. Small actions make a difference.

keep

Are you familiar with iki jime humane fish-killing practices?

catch

Do you have the right fishing gear to catch big fish and is it in good condition?

release

Will the fish you release have the best chance to survive?

handle

Are you leaving the fish in the water when possible, and handling it with care?

prepare

Do you know how to make the most of the meat you harvest and not waste the fish?
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What's on

Our events align with the Southern Bluefin Tuna’s migratory path around Australia, from Western Australia to NSW via South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania – not necessarily in that order.

Here's what’s coming up in your state…

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Apollo Bay Seafood Festival
Feb 15, 2019
This festival champions the local fishing community, the world-class seafood sourced from local waters, and the rugged beauty of this coastal town...

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Australian Wooden Boat Festival
Feb 08, 2019
This 4-day festival brings together the largest, most beautiful collection of wooden boats in the southern hemisphere - and so much more!

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Portland Hooked on Tuna
Mar 30, 2019
The Hooked on Tuna competition is held each year, traditionally over 5 weekends in April (dates to be confirmed).

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