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2018 Portland Hooked on Tuna Fishing Competition

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This year's Hooked on Tuna 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 Jony Ai, who is currently in the lead with this 29.8kg tuna haul caught on the second weekend of the competition.

There is only ONE more weekend to go to win a share of the $12,000 prize pool!

FINAL WEEKEND GUEST SPEAKER AND PRESENTATIONS

We are thrilled to confirm that Peter Pakula from Pakula Lures, will be speaking both on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon as part of the final weekend of the Hooked on Tuna fishing competition!

Peter will present at the Yacht club from 7pm on Saturday 28th April, then again on the Sunday afternoon on the 29th April from 3:30pm at the final weigh in event.

Don't miss your chance - there will be giveaways of Pakula Merchandise and lots of tips on how to fine tune your fishing to suit the conditions!

FINAL WEIGH IN

The winners of the 2018 Hooked on Tuna fishing competition will be announced on Sunday 29th April, 3:30pm at the Portland Yacht Club. All interested community members are welcome to attend.

ONLINE REGISTRATIONS

Registrations can completed online via TryBooking
Alternatively, hard copy registrations open from 6:30am at the Portland Yacht Club on Saturday and Sunday morning.

BACKGROUND

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.

PORTLAND AND SURROUNDS

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

SOCIAL MEDIA

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
Boatcatch
Hertz

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
For full competition terms and conditions please download the 2018 Information and Registration Pack

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