2018 Riviera
Port Lincoln Tuna Classic​

Vale: Bodo Muche
It is with great saddness that we say farewell to the Master Craftsman, Bodo Muche, who hand crafted so many of our Riviera Tuna Classic Trophies. RIP. 
Shot gun from the air:
Special thanks to Tim Anderson from HeliAir, Barrie R and Mark Thomas for flying over the start and capturing what we know will be brilliant vision.
The 2017 winning boat:
2018 Riviera Tuna Classic Entry Forms:

Thankyou to everyone who joined us for the 2017 Riviera Tuna Classic - what a great few days, with 404 fish caught and released; and our first small fry winner!

Entries are almost closed for the 2018 event and we encourage you to read the competition rules here  and send back to us via email ASAP so we can start packing your tackle bags, embroidering the new t-shirts and planning the celebrations for our first presentation night at Peter's new restaurant.

Please complete the 2018 entry form here  and email back: [email protected]

For any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We have been a little busy opening our new restaurant, so the entry forms a little later in getting to you - so we ask for your co-operation in getting these filled in and back by March 10th.

Best of luck to all our anglers.

Jazz II - skippered by Brett Wheeler and his strong team on board, took out the 2017 Riviera Port Lincoln Tuna Classic with 51 fish recorded over the two days. It's an impressive win, given they had to pull out on day two due to boat issues. The Battler also had 51 fish, but Jazz II caught first. 
Alexandra Czabyski is our overall angler - at just 21 years of age, she is the future of our compeition and we congratulate her.

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

2018 - Get your crew ready!

As we head in to the new 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 2018 event!

The Rivieara Tuna Classic 2018 will take place from Friday 16th March to Sunday 18th March

Due to weather - we have reduced the event to one day of fishing only - Saturday 17th March.

Entry cost: $500/boat or $350/trailer boat
Additional charges for presentation dinner and merchandise/apparel.

Thank you to those who have contacted us to express interest. We have been busy opening our new restaurant "The Line & Label" so thanks for your patience.

Here is to another successful event; safe fishing

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.  Please complete details on the 2018 entry form and email to us:

Friday 16th March
Skippers and Crew Briefing night
The Marina Hotel boardwalk, from 6pm

Sunday 18th March
Presentation dinner
The Line & Label Restaurant, from 6pm

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 2017 was the 11th 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 2018 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 owned and managed by Port Lincoln local,
 Peter Teakle and his team. 

The event is now in its 12th year and we are proud of the partnerships we have built and maintained with our sponsors. We ask you support them in return.

Riviera Marine South Australia

Lexus Adelaide

Club Marine Insurance


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Peter Teakle is the owner and driver of this 'catch and release' event off the seas of Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula. As a proud owner of several Rivieras, Peter is happy to discuss any competion rules, previous records and/or general questions you may have. We would be delighted to welcome new competitors as well as encourage junior anglers to participate. 

For more information, please either email Peter directly:
or the Event Manager:    [email protected]
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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 2018 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 16th March. Tournament bags complete with information, apparel and documentation is provided. Event starts 6pm with complimentary drinks and 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: 08 8682 6635
Event Manager
Diana Williams
c/ - 31 Whillas Road
Port Lincoln SA 5606
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