Giant Bluefin Tuna on a Handline – The Early Days

The first attempt at catching a Giant Bluefin Tuna from a handline took place way back in 2008, where Matt set out from his little centre console & steamed over 50 nautical miles off the coast of Greymouth, New Zealand to try his luck with a giant.

The entire experience nearly broke him, so it was with some surprise that the handline made a return appearance whilst fishing for Giant Bluefin in Nova Scotia last year. To see the most recent attempt, check out

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