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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
Scott G
@scottgrayfishing
Southwest Victoria
Catching multiple SBT in an outing is common in southwest Victoria, so many anglers practice catch and release - which means looking after it so it survives.
Scott G
Southwest Victoria
I use a large landing net with a soft silicone bag, which helps control the fish when landing it and prevents damage to its skin and scales.
I also use single hooks on all my stickbait lures – they’re easier to remove from the fish, cause less damage to its mouth, and reduce bleeding. This means the fish spends less time out of the water before release and has a better chance of surviving.
Chloe L
@she_fishes
Sydney NSW
When you're fighting a fish and you stop to rest, so does the fish - and that can lengthen the fight time.
Chloe L
Sydney NSW
If you keep working hard you'll keep the fight time short. There are so many options for preparing SBT. 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.
Short fight times mean your SBT is in good condition if you want to release it. If you're keeping it, the meat won't degrade due to over-heating. That's really important when catching SBT in the warmer waters off NSW!
Jonah Y
New Norfolk, TAS
Fishing for SBT in Tassie got me addicted to bluewater gamefishing. They're exciting to catch, delicious to eat...
Jonah Y
New Norfolk, TAS
...and the SBT hot spots here are breathtakingly scenic. If you're planning to release SBT, consider getting involved in a tagging program. All tags and applicators are supplied, so it doesn't cost you anything to contribute to gamefish research!
Before tagging fish, do your homework. Know your state's tagging regulations and learn how it's done. Doing it correctly is important for tag retention - and increases the chance of the fish surviving.

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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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Share your love of tuna

Whether you're keeping or releasing it, tell us what makes bluefin special to you.

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