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September 08, 2020, 11:11:48 AM
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• The objective of this forum is to promote the sport of Giant Trevally catch and release angling, focused on topwater methodologies.
• We accept that “GT Popping” is a sport. Inevitably, there will be mortality of fish on occasion. We believe that anglers are the best custodians and ambassadors of the sport and for preservation and best-practice handling processes that will ensure the conservation of many fish species into the future.
• Do not argue you alternative views to this ethos here.
• Our secondary aim is to promote the sport of topwater tuna (of all species), Yellowtail Kingfish and deep jigging which are common activities in this field of angling.

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