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2019 Portland Hooked on Tuna Fishing Competition

For LIVE UPDATES on this year's competition head to the Facebook event

Week Two winner

The 2019 Hooked on Tuna competition will be held over 4 weekends in April. Dates are as follows:

6 & 7 April
13 & 14 April
20 & 21 April
27 & 28 April

All week the Portland harbour has been a constant hive of activity, with the boat ramp full and parking at a premium with hundreds of keen anglers waiting to secure that elusive 100kg catch and impressively many are successfully doing so.

In the week prior to the opening weekend there has been nearly 40 Southern Bluefin tuna weighing more than 100 kilograms have been caught in Portland waters, sparking a fishing frenzy with people travelling hundreds of kilometres in lure of a prized catch.


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


Chris Melideo was the week two winner of the Hooked on Tuna fishing competition with this 98.6kg tuna
Overall, Martin Rombolas is still at the top of the leader board with his 104kg tuna.

With two more weekends to go, there is still plenty of opportunities for anglers to take home the top prize!


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, contact our friendly staff at the Portland Visitor Information Centre on 1800 035 567


Keep up to date with the competition on Facebook.

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

The 2019 Portland Hooked On Tuna Fishing Comp are extremely excited for this years event, thanks to our many sponsors:

A1 Real Estate
Tuna Champions
Portland Bait & Tackle
Coastal Marine and Fabriaction
Port of Portland
Jaks Lures
Portland Tourism Association
Seaview Real estate
Compleat Angler
Quest Apartments Portland


For full competition terms and conditions please download the Registration and Terms and Conditions pack

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