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MEDIA RELEASE - One last chance to secure Hooked on Tuna prize

23 April 2019

Keen anglers have one last chance to share in $12,000 worth of cash and prizes as the Hooked on Tuna fishing competition draws to a close.

There is only one weekend left of fishing remaining, with the final days of action to take place on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April from the Portland Yacht Club.

Despite perfect weather conditions over the Easter break Melbourne based angler Martin Rombolas still sits on top of the leader board with his 104kg tuna haul from the first weekend of competition.

Glenelg Shire Tourism and Events Manager Michael Cottee said interest in the competition was still going strong, with entrant numbers set to topple last year.

“Heading into the third week of competition we had yet another fantastic weekend of fishing here in Portland, with more than 100 registrations on Saturday alone,” he said.

“This has brought the overall registration numbers to just over 200, similar to last year, however with one weekend of fishing still to come I anticipate we will well and truly surpass this figure.”

Mr Cottee said a highlight of the final weekend of the Hooked on Tuna competition would be a presentation from internationally renowned fisherman Peter Pakula.

“We are thrilled to welcome back Peter Pakula to headline the final weekend of activities,” he said.

“The Queensland based fisherman, who has received worldwide success from making and designing lures, will feature as a guest speaker at the final weigh in on Sunday 28 April.

“Mr Pakula will discuss his tackle success story as well as demonstrating how to rig and present game fish lures. Further details on will be announced via the Hooked on Tuna Facebook event and I encourage all spectators and anglers to make the most of this exciting opportunity to hear from one of the world’s leading fishing and tackle experts.”

The Hooked on Tuna fishing competition is hosted by the Glenelg Shire Council in partnership with the Portland Sports Game Fishing Club and Portland Lions Club.

Registration cost is $20 per person per weekend. To register visit https://www.trybooking.com/BBOZW

To learn more about Hooked on Tuna visit the Facebook event via the Glenelg Shire Facebook page or visit the Glenelg Shire website at www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/hookedontuna.


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