Pierluigi Cantafio

I started fishing when I was 8, in the rivers and the seas of southern Italy. Since 2003 my main passion is casting lures in saltwater searching all species of predators. I discovered kayak fishing in 2008 and in 2011 I cought and released the first Bluefin Tuna in Italy wholly from a kayak, for an approximate weight of 65lb with 30lb gears. I hold the Italian kayak fishing record for False Albacore (Euthynnus alletteratus) with a 31lb fish and the documented biggest brown grouper in kayak in the Mediterranean sea (75lb). I work for Shimano fishing as Italy Sales and Marketing Manager, with whom I develop and test fishing gears. I wrote for the most important Italian fishing magazine and for many website and forums about kayak fishing, spinning and light vertical jigging.