TUNA are expected to lure hundreds of anglers to Portland for Easter, keeping retailers, food outlets and accommodation providers flat out.
The four-day break provides one of the busiest tourism periods for the region and has become a key weekend for fishermen chasing the highly-prized bluefin tuna.
With the precedent of thriving Easter weekends in Portland, Glenelg Shire Council Mayor John Northcott said he was anticipating an influx of tourists to enjoy Portland’s great fishing.
“There’s already a lot of travellers around,” Cr Northcott said on Wednesday.
“I’d be disappointed if there wasn’t, but also depending on the weather, it looks to be a pretty busy one.”
Portland Bait and Tackle owner Chris Hall said they had been flat chat all week, and expected it was only the beginning of the rush.
“It’s busier than Christmas for us here,” Mr Hall said.
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