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2017 Portland Tuna Fishing Competition


The Glenelg Shire Council is excited to announce dates for the 2017 Portland Tuna Fishing Competition. This years competition will be held over 4 weekends in April. Dates are as follows:

8 & 9 April
15 & 16 April
22 & 23 April
29 & 30 April

This year's event will be more than just a fishing competition, with significant family friendly events occurring over the four weekends that includes:

Interactive Fishing Display Trailer
Fish Filleting Display
Local Food Producers Stalls
Celebrity Chef
Live Music
Beer Club Presentation
Kids Activities
Tours of the Harbour
Fishing kayaks

The inaugural year of the Tuna Fishing Competition in 2016 attracted 190 anglers from across the state competed for the more than $12,000 in prizes on offer. Local fisherman, Brodie Carter was the overall winner of $5,000 with a fish caught weighing 20.5kg in the 2nd weekend of the competition. Second was Grant Kellow from Cottles Ridge with a 19.2kg fish and third Richard Knight from Bulleen at 17.1kg.

Numerous fish are being caught throughout the year of 100kg+ making Portland the Southern Bluefin Tuna capital.


Portland’s Southern Bluefin tuna industry is worth about $10 million to the Glenelg Shire economy.

Portland is home to a world class recreational fishing industry, attracting thousands of anglers from across Australia. The season is traditionally from February to June each year, but in recent years anglers have recorded big catches year round.


To learn more about the great things to do and see while in Portland and the Glenelg Shire, download the latest visitor guide, compiled by the Portland Tourist Association.

This handy guide provides information on local restaurants and cafes, accommodation and our vast array of tourist attractions. Visitor Guide

Click here to learn more contact our friendly staff at the Portland Visitor Information Centre on 1800 035 567


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