there is no photo of a dead longtail mate - johnos fish is a yellowfin and if you dont want to eat one of them your a tool. As for the pic of scotty matthews - that fish was realeased, along with the other hundreds that him and his mates catch every season.

Whats the use of a dead longtail - research - Dr Shane Griffiths is currently studying inshore tunas and the longtail is one of the main quiries. The truth is he is having trouble getting fisho's (fly chuckers especially) to kill and donate longtails.

As for the rest of the longtails that 99.9% of the fly fishos on this site catch are released.

cheers, Justin