Hooked on Portland

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Hooked on Portland will return in 2022 on January 22-23 to celebrate our coastal centre as a fishing and tourism hotspot.

The free festival, hosted in partnership with the Glenelg Shire will feature entertainment and activities for all ages.

Stretching along the Portland foreshore the festival begins at 10am Saturday 22 January 2022 and continues through to 5pm Sunday 23 2022.

What's on at Hooked On Portland

Saturday 22 January

10am

  • Jam packed with festival activities:
  • Fishing and casting clinics hosted by the Australian Fishing Academy.
  • Fishing competition with cash prizes up for grabs
  • Pop up Seafood & Wine showcase
  • Masterclasses with recreational fishing identity Lee Rayner
  • Masterclasses with TV chef Paul West
  • Over 6 hours of live entertainment headlined by The Pierce Brothers and indigenous artist Benny Walker
  • Giveaways
  • Children’s amusements and activities
  • Local market stalls to explore
  • Food trucks
  • Skate Park Leagues Australia returns in 2022 with spectacular scooter and skate demo’s, workshops and competition for all ages.

The daytime activities lead’s in to a music showcase on the iconic Hooked on stage up on the Bentinck Street lawns – headline act: The Pierce Brothers.

Sunday 23 January

10am - 5pm

The music continues on the main stage with a Sunday Sesh showcasing our favourite locals. Enjoy the family fun with children’s amusements and BBQ to bring in your long weekend.

The final day of the fishing competition will close out with industry panel talks with recreational fishing experts in the Yacht Club followed by presentations of the fishing competition.

In line with Victorian Government health directives, this event requires that all attendees show proof of vaccination upon entry. Please plan accordingly.