Portland Bluefin Tuna Fishing Charters
April - July
Proline Fishing Charters offers Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishing Charters out of Portland, Victoria. This is one of our most popular gamefishing charters run in the Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean between King Island and Portland, where you will be fishing for Southern Bluefin Tuna, Albacore Tuna, Dolphin Fish (Mahi Mahi), Mako Sharks, Tasmanian Striped Trumpeter, Blue Eye, Pink Ling, Snapper, School Sharks, Gummy Sharks, Nannygai, Blue Sharks, Kingfish, Morwong and many more varieties too numerous to list.
Portland Tuna Charter Itinerary
- 6:45 AM - Arrive 15 minutes prior to departure
- 7:00 AM - Charter departs from the Portland Marina
- 7:15 AM - Hot breakfast serving (please tell us about dietary needs)
- 7:30 AM - Safety Debriefing and Departure
- 12:30 PM - Hot lunch serving
- *4:30 PM - Return, we clean and bag your catch ready to take home.
*End times may vary dependant on fishing and group sizes, we will advise changes upon your booking and on the charter day.
What’s the area like?
The West coast of Victoria has some of the most fish rich waters in the world and is home to the Bonney Upwellings. These upwellings are an environmental gift that provide a seven month long natural occurrence where Krill gathers in dense schools, providing exceptional feeding conditions for all our target species.
The early run of Southern Bluefin Tuna and Albacore Tuna migrate from the west of the country to the east along the Continental shelf, with the proximity to the shelf being only 25 nautical miles from Portland. It’s an easy and comfortable trip aboard Due South, a 60 foot Westcoaster Sportfish.
What’s Included In This Charter?
All our charters are fully inclusive of top of the line fishing gear and tackle
We use Wilson Live Fibre Venom Rods and Wilson Gold Texalium stand up tackle from 10kg to 37kg with Shimano Tiagra lever drag Overheads and 7500 Offshore Threadline reels with gimble belts and harnesses. We ensure the best so that you’ll have full control over your fishing experience and even novices will be able to pull in massive Bluefin Tuna!
Included in our price is a delicious Hot Breakfast and Hot Lunch. You don’t get that with anyone else!
What will I need to bring?
The only things you need to have are:
- A current Victorian Fishing Licence. Learn about exemptions and obtaining a recreational fishing license here
- Warm clothes, including a beanie, coat, wet weather gear such as a raincoat, sunglasses
- Camera, sunscreen, and any other small personal items you’d like to bring
- We strongly suggest an esky in the car to put your cleaned and bagged Tuna in to keep cold
Your Experience With Our Boat and Crew
Due South is the biggest charter boat in Victoria with every available comfort option onboard.
The Southern Ocean is a big area and the comfort of this massive boat is envied by all. Imagine fishing on the biggest Victorian Southern Bluefin Tuna charter boat with 10 people (can cater for bigger groups if required) there is so much room with no overcrowding.
If you would like to chase the highly desirable Broadbill Swordfish, you can charter Due South for an overnight fish in the Southern Ocean. As you will see, this 60 foot Westcoaster Sportfish has 360 degree lighting that would nearly rival a football field, and of course, whilst awaiting these elusive fish we will have options of deep drop fishing for Blue Eye, Pink Ling, Sharks and other fish of the deep that only venture out at night.
Proline Fishing Charters start chasing Bluefin Tuna earlier than anyone. On our fly in trips to King Island, we have the ability to fish the canyons West of the island and onto Tasmania, then follow the fish when they arrive off Portland. No other vessel has the fuel capacity or comfort levels to cover these distances, the Tuna that pass wide of Portland that others can’t chase, we get.
We’re family owned and have been fishing in these waters our entire lives, we know it better than anyone. Our crew love sharing this part of the world and these unique fish with all, whether you’re new to fishing and want to learn the ropes, simply after a fun day with friends, or are a seasoned veteran wanting to hone your skills and take on new territories.
All in all, if you fish with Proline Fishing Charters, you get to fish on the biggest Bluefin Tuna Charter Boat in Victoria, you get a Hot Breaky & Lunch with tea and coffee, your fish are cleaned and bagged. Now ask yourself...
Why would you fish with anyone else?