Anthony “Tony” DiGiulian is President of Saltwater Professional Consulting. Tony started his career in 1979, aboard his Aunt and Uncle’s charter boat, out of Shinnecock Inlet, Long Island, N.Y. Working for over 38 years in the sport fishing industry as a professional Captain, deck hand, conservationist and consultant, he has led anglers to over 10,000 billfish captures worldwide, including several ultra-light world records and tournament victories.
A published author on various subjects related to sport fishing, Tony is a recognized expert on all types of saltwater fishing. His articles have been published in Sport Fishing Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Tournament Digest, IGFA International Angler, Billfish Magazine, fishtrack.com, In The Bite Magazine and Coastal Angler Magazine. He has been interviewed for numerous articles on fishing related topics by all the major fishing publications. You can view his many how to videos on You-Tube, IGFA.org and Fishtrack.com.
Tony has worked for some of the top sport fishing operations in the world and learned his craft from some of the most famous captains in history. The list includes legendary Captains: Skip Smith, Eddie Herbert, Rick Defeo, Daniel Timmons and Australian Laurie Wright. In 2006, Tony co-founded along with the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), the “IGFA School of Sportfishing”. In 2018 this program will be entering its twelfth year of existence. He also volunteers for all IGFA children’s programs and especially enjoys helping special needs children to experience the joys of fishing and being outdoors. Tony is a board member of “Fish To Make A Difference”, an organization that works with the Joe DiMaggio Children’s hospital to take children and their families, suffering with various health issues and life threatening diseases out on the water fishing.
In 2009 Tony started a project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he guided his clients to the first rod and reel sword fish captures in Red Sea history. He is also responsible for the creation of The Red Sea Game Fishing Club and the Red Sea Game Fish Association. In addition Tony was the lead consultant and project manager in the creation of the first multi boat charter fishing operation in Saudi Arabia. In April of 2010, Tony was a guest professor at the prestigious King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, where he taught a three day course on fishing and the potentials of sport fishing as an industry on the Red Sea coast. In 2011 Tony was a guest speaker at the 2011 Asia Marine Conference at the 2011 South Korean International Boat Show, where he presented on the economics of the sport fishing and recreational angling industry. In 2012 he travelled to Egypt to begin a project in El Gouna, at the Abu Tig Marina with the end goal of bringing the sport fishing industry to Egypt’s resort coast on the Red Sea. In October of 2013, Tony was hired by the St. Lucia Game Fishing Association and the Southern Caribbean Billfish Circuit to begin a long term, multi-faceted project to promote that region as a top game fishing destination. Tony also created, produces and runs, the Sea Spray Abaco Challenge fishing tournament at the Sea Spray Resort in Elbow Cay, Abaco Bahamas.