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2018 Portland Hooked on Tuna Fishing Competition


The Glenelg Shire Council is excited to announce dates for the 2018 Portland Hooked on Tuna Fishing Competition. This years competition will be held over 5 weekends in April. Dates are as follows:

31 March & 1 April
7 & 8 April
14 & 15 April
21 & 22 April
28 & 29 April

Congratulations to the following fishermen who took home the top 3 catches of the 2017 Hooked on Tuna fest:
1. Hugh Johnston
2. Andrew Watts
3. Anthony Jones


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

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


Keep up to date with all the latest Portland fishing news on Facebook visit Wildblue

The 2018 Portland Hooked On Tuna Fest will be an extremely exciting event, thanks to our many sponsors:

Dundas Coastal Real Estate
Portland Bait & Tackle
Haines Hunter
Caltex Portland
Port of Portland
Jaks Lures
Portland Tourism Association
Quest Apartments Portland
Comfort Inn Richmond Henty

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