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YRW Trust Bluefin Bust Up

June 1 @ 6:00 am - August 10 @ 3:00 pm

$5.00 – $80.00





CONTEST FEES – ADULT $80.00 per angler.  JUNIOR $30.00 per angler

REGISTRATION – Anglers may enter the tournament at any time but must have their entry fee paid prior to leaving port

FISHING TIMES – Start Fishing: From 0600hrs (6.00am) Saturday 1 June 2024 continuous until 1500hrs(3pm) Saturday 10th August Final weigh in time is: 1500hrs (3pm). All fish and catch cards must be at the weigh station by final weigh in time 1500hrs (3pm) No exceptions.

WEIGH-IN – All fish must be weighed at the Tauranga Sport Fishing Club. Please ensure Catch Cards are filled out before fish are presented to the weigh station. Catch cards are available in the Clubrooms. Weigh station hours are daily from 0700-0800hrs (7:00am-8:00am) and 1700-1800hrs (5:00pm-6:00pm) except for Saturday where final weigh in time is 1200hrs-1500hrs (12:00pm – 3:00pm) (No exceptions). You must contact the club to organise a weigh master to be at the weigh station during one of the prescribed weigh in times.


Other Tuna 10kg
BlueFin Tuna 25kgs
Only TWO Southern BlueFin Tuna may be weighed per angler for the duration, no catch limits for other species.
Due to MPI regulations there is a bag limit of 1 Southern Bluefin Tuna per person, per day.

WEEKLY LUCKY DRAW – A Weekly Angler will be drawn at 6.45PM on each Thursday during the tournament.  The winners will be notified via Facebook and TSFC website.


MAJOR PRIZE GIVING – The major prize giving will be held on Saturday 10 August 2024 1800hrs (6:00pm)


Major Fish Prizes;

1 – 5 Heaviest Bluefin Tuna (in the event of a tie the prize will go to the fish caught first)

Tag & Release Prizes

Champion Angler (most points)

Champion Boat (most points)Boat with Most Tag and Release

Heaviest other Tuna

Heaviest Junior Fish Caught

Tag and Release 70 Points (equivalent to 35kg fish)2 points per Kg of fish weighed

In the event of a tie Champion Angler/Boat/Junior, first to catch or T&R all fish to count for points wins. Anglers can fish multiple boats at their discretion.Champion boat-skipper must be entered in the tournament.


BLUEFIN Bustup Tournament Guide 2024

This Tournament is part of the Winter Slam



June 1 @ 6:00 am
August 10 @ 3:00 pm
$5.00 – $80.00
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66 Keith Allen Drive
Tauranga, 3141 New Zealand
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07 578 6203


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Bluefin Bust Up Junior Entry
$ 30.00
Bluefin Bust Up Adult Entry
$ 80.00
Junior Day Membership
for non-affiliated anglers, you must also purchase an entry to the competition
$ 5.00
Adult Day Membership
for non-affiliated anglers, you must also purchase an entry to the competition
$ 20.00