Big Buoy fishing charters at Portland Marina
23 Aug2019

Portland Week Friday – fishing day

Friday is a day focused on all things fishy.

Take your own boat out for our fun competitions, or have a go on a charter fishing boat. There will be cookery demonstrations too!


Portland Marina fishing competition

Species hunt for kayak and boat fishing

  • 8am registration in the marquee
  • 7pm prize giving in the marquee

Kayak fishing demo

See and try the kayak fishing kit from Hobie Centre UK

  • Available all day

Kids' crabbing competition

Bring your own hook and line, bucket and bait and see who can catch the biggest crab.

  • Noon meet at the marquee
  • All ages welcome, but all children must be accompanied by an adult and must wear a buoyancy aid
  • £2 entry fee

Prize giving at 1pm in the marquee by Sally's Fish Camp

Talks in the tent

No booking needed for these events - turn-up and learn something new, for free

  • 2pm - Simon Pengelly of IFCA on sea bass and mackerel fishing
  • 7pm - Fishing competition prize giving hosted by Big Buoy Charters and D4Events

Crab cracking workshop with Sally's Fish Camp (booking is necessary for this fun session!)

Hook & cook

Bring your catch of the day and cook it on our barbecue on the marina lawn. Local chefs will give tips and recipe ideas.

  • 3pm on the marina lawn

Portland Yacht Club pontoon party

Portland Yacht Club invites all members, Dean & Reddyhoff berth holders and visiting boaters to a pontoon party.

  • 6pm
  • Bring your own glasses

Amelie Rose, Clean Seas Odyssey

Come to T pontoon to look at the lovely wooden yacht Amelie Rose and learn about plastic pollution in the English Channel. Go for a sail too

  • 10am-noon - Open boat, have a look and chat
  • 1pm-4pm - Taster sail. £25 per person. Booking link coming soon
  • 6pm-9pm - Taster sail. £25 per person. Booking link coming soon
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