The Hooked on Tuna fishing competition is hosted annually by Glenelg Shire Council with assistance from the Portland Sports Fishing Club and Portland Lions Club.
The competition offers $10,000 worth of prizes, including a weekly $1,000 for the heaviest catch.
The annual Portland Hooked on Tuna fishing competition runs over four weekends.
The first round will take place on Saturday April 2 and Sunday April 3 and will take place over the following weekends with the final round taking place on April 23 and 24 to coincide with the annual Hooked on Portland seafood and fishing festival.
The competition takes place within Portland waters, and competitors can fish up to 40 nautical miles in any direction from Lawrence Rocks.
A total cash prize pool of $10,000 is up for grabs including:
Terms and conditions
All fish must be presented bled, or bled, gilled and gutted preferably on ice.
Online registrations for weekend only entry will close at midnight Friday the day the date of entry.
Game fishing for southern bluefin tuna has become big business in Portland, with the latest figures showing the pastime pumps up to $12 million into the local economy every year.
During the months of May, June, July and August keen anglers travel from right across the country to reel in the elusive 100kg catch.
Portland and the tuna fishing season is the latest backdrop for reality television hit program Charter Boat Wars.
Airing Wednesdays 5pm on 7mate, Portland Charter Boat Wars will find out who is the best charter operator in Portland. Each crew struggles in their own way, battling the conditions, seasick clients, bent hooks and even other charters in their quest to prove their tuna fishing skills.
April 2nd - 23rd 2022
Four weekends + Four chances to win
Enter now via Eventbrite
A Control Area was declared on 4 May 2021, following the detection of AVG near Cape Nelson. Agriculture Victoria is continuing its testing and assessments and is working closely with the Victorian Fisheries Authority to respond to this detection.
For further clarification, please visit the Agriculture Victoria website.