2019 Riviera
Port Lincoln Tuna Classic​

The fighting spirit:
We may have new event managagers, but the trophies and the fishing fighting spirit will remain...
Shot gun from the air:
Shot gun start, Saturday 23rd March 2018... stay tuned for details.
2019 event:
2019 Riviera Tuna Classic Event info:

Thankyou to everyone who joined us for the 2018 Riviera Tuna Classic - and over the past ten years as Peter Teakle and his team led the event.

It is time to hand over the rod and we welcome locals Russell and Gabriella to the role as event managers. We wish them luck and know you will support them as they head towards the 2019 event. Our new restaurant 'The Line & Label' and Peter Teakle Wines have taken off, so to ensure the success and sustainability of this incredible event, we are seeking the support of fellow fishing friends to be your new contacts.

The 2019 event dates will be from Friday 22nd March to Sunday 24th March. For all event details please click here.  If you would like to enter please click here for the Entry Form. Please as always read the competition rules here and let us know if you have any questions.

Gabriella will manage all of the new enquiries, so please email her directly at [email protected]

As 2018 draws to a close after a busy year, we thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you all in 2019 at the Riviera Port Lincoln Tuna Classic.

​​The 2018 event was reduced to a one day event due to large swells and tempremental weather.

Thank you for everyone for their understanding - it was a hard decision as we know you all love the two day competition; but your safety and that of your crew is our most important thing.

Let's hope the weather from 22nd - 24th March 2019 allows us to have tight lines and safe sailing out on the waters... within the fishing zones remember please.

The briefing night was well attended and we reached record numbers for the Calcutta. This allowed us to donate almost $3,000 to the Tumby Bay VMR who keep us all safe on the water.

The presentation dinner was held at The Line & Lable with everyone packed to the rafters for a fun night. Book early to secure your seats for the 2019 event.

From Peter, Leanne, Diana and Team Teakle  - thank you to everyone for your ongoing support of our event. Captain Pugwash will still be around, just handing the wheel to our new Skippers. 


  Catch and Release Southern Bluefin tuna fishing tournament:
Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula
South Australia

2019 - Get your crew ready!

As we head to the end of the year, please have your crews ready so when we launch our entry forms in the coming week, you are ready to fill it in and start preparing for the 2019 event!

The Rivieara Tuna Classic 2019 will take place from Friday 22nd  March to Sunday 24th  March

Russell and Gabriella will be in touch as our new event managers, with complete details for the 2019 event.

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Competition rules

We are proud to manage this 'catch and release' event, in waters where Southern Bluefin Tuna  are valued and respected. Please take a moment to read our terms and conditions so you are familiar with the sustainable practices we expect of our competitors.

Eyre Peninsula is well known as 'Australia's Seafood Frontier' and we are proud to promote our pristine region and waters.

Social events and apparel

Each year, the Riviera Port Lincoln Tuna Classic host social events and we invite you and your crew to join us.  

Friday 22nd March
Skippers and Crew Briefing night
The Marina Hotel boardwalk, from 6pm

Sunday 24th March
Presentation event
The Line & Label Restaurant, from 6pm
Details to be confirmed

For event details and entry form please click below:
CLick here for entry form

Event Location

The Riviera Port Lincoln Tuna Classic is held off the shores of Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula.
Our region is recognised for its pristine waters, sustainable fishing practices, 2,000km of coastline and so much in between.
Our event chasing Southern Bluefin Tuna over two days allows our competitors to experience the beauty of this region.

Competition fishing may take place only during the specified fishing times and in the following areas bounded by:
West 135’30.000E South 35’25.000S East 136’33.000E There is no Northern boundary.
Please refer to the maps and Sanctuary Zone information which will be supplied in all tournament competitor bags.

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Riviera Tuna Classic Gallery

The Riviera Tuna Classic 2018 was the 12th event held off the shores of Port Lincoln. We've captured many amazing images over the years, as have our competitors. Please email us or upload to our Facebook page:
Port Lincoln Tuna Classic

We have also included here our proud event sponsor logos and ask you to support their business, as they do with our event.
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Welcome to
Eyre Peninsula

Please join us on Eyre Peninsula for our event, then stay a while and enjoy. Known as 'Australia's Seafood Frontier' this region of South Australia offers coastline, fresh seafood, activities for all ages and much more.

Please contact us for more information on things to see and do, before or after the 2019 Riviera Port Lincoln Tuna Classic.

Thousands of kilometres of beaches, National parks, worldclass seafood, organic produce, friendly locals and hospitality to remember....


About Us

The Riviera Port Lincoln Tuna Classic is an event that has been owned and managed by Port Lincoln local,  Peter Teakle and his team for the past 12 years. It is now time to hand over the 'rod' to two well known local fishing enthusiasts - Russell Bianco and Gabriella Gabbana and we wish them the best of luck as they take over the role. 

To our valued sponsors - we could not have done this event without you. Your support and enthusiasm is held dear to Peter and his team and we hope you continue to offer your valued services as the event continues into the future.

To our competitors, friends and supporters - as always we wish you tight lines, safe sailing and please keep in touch. Captain Pugwash will still be helping with the event, but with a few other projects on the go... it's over to Russell and Gabriella.... good luck.

The event is now in its 13th year and we are proud of the partnerships we have built and maintained with our sponsors. We ask you support them in return. 

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Peter Teakle has been the owner and driver of this 'catch and release' event off the seas of Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula for the past 13 years.  As a proud owner of several Rivieras, Peter is happy to discuss any competion rules, previous records and/or general questions you may have still. We are proud to welcome Russell and Gabriella as the new event managers and we enourage you to ask them any questions to help with your entry.  As always, we would be delighted to welcome new competitors as well as encourage junior anglers to participate. 

For more information, please email Gabriella
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Trophies, events and more...

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    Riviera Tuna Classic dinner - new venue
    Join us at Peter Teakle's new restaurant, The Line & Label (formerly Delacolline Winery) for our 2019 Riviera Tuna Classic presentation dinner. For a relaxed evening on the deck, in the atrium and in the restaurant.
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    Briefing night: Marina Hotel boardwalk, 6pm
    All competitors must attend the briefing night on Friday 22nd March. Tournament bags complete with information, apparel and documentation is provided. Event starts 6pm with complimentary nibbles.
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    Riviera Port Lincoln Tuna Classic honour boards
    Individual and team plaques are presented each year, along with an honour board to recognise the ongoing commitment of our loyal participants.
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Phone: 0412 823 801
Russell Bianco
PO Box 2722
Port Lincoln SA 5606
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