Hooked on Portland Festival

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Hooked on Portland is a free Seafood and Fishing festival held annually on the last weekend in January offering premier entertainment, activities and experiences for the whole family!

The event celebrates Portland as a coastal centre, and a thriving fishing and tourism hotspot.

Stretching along the Portland Foreshore the free event, hosted in partnership with council and the Victorian Fisheries Authority features entertainment and activities for all ages. Including fishing competition, cooking demonstration, markets fishing workshops and clinics, live music and fresh local seafood.

Come join the fun at the 2023 festival!

Download our event map(PDF, 2MB), and event program(PDF, 2MB), to see where and when all of our activities and performers will be.

  • Headlining the entertainment, eventgoers can be prepared to sing along to the classic tunes of ‘Chained to the Wheel’ and ‘Hold on to Me’, with The Black Sorrows set to perform as part of the Hooked on Portland festival this January.

  • For the food side of the festival, we are thrilled to welcome popular chef Courtney Roulston to Portland. Courtney’s success in the kitchen first started as a much-loved contestant on Series 2 of Masterchef in 2010. Since then, she has continued to share her passion for cooking and appears as a regular on weekly cooking show The Cook’s Pantry on Channel 10.

  • Additionally, this fun-packed weekend will also feature:
  • A two day long fishing competition for all ages, hosted by the Lions Club and Portland Sports Fishing;
  • Fishing education workshops hosted by VFA and the Australian Fishing Academy;
  • The Skate Park Leagues Australia Competition;
  • And an abundant number of food trucks, markets and more as part of its schedule of free family friendly entertainment. 

You can book in ahead for all fishing and flycasting clinics via the links below:


  • Saturday, 28 January 2023 | 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
  • Sunday, 29 January 2023 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM


Portland Foreshore, Lee Breakwater Road, Portland, Portland, 3305, View Map

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