Fishing in S.A is great we have excellent fishing in Adelaide and Country areas.Here you will find fishing spots,gps marks and fishing report.
There is all the information about fishing on York Peninsula,Eyre Peninsula,Fleurieu Peninsula and the S.E Coast
Most of the major towns have jetties.Wether catching Garfish at Stansbury,Blue Crabs at Wallaroo or Squid at Port Victoria there is always something on the bite and the boaties have it good with lots of the boat ramps been upgraded for all tides but some areas you will still need a 4wd but where ever your headed be prepared for a good time.
A few of the great fishing destinations in S.A
Stansbury is legendary among those who visit York Peninsula regularly,situated on Oyter Bay only 2.5 hour drive from Adelaide.It has a great Jetty where you can catch Garfish,Big Blue Crabs,Tommy`s,Squid and at times some thumper Whiting.The Boat ramp is first class,2 lanes and accessible at all tides.The caravan Park is spot on to but book early it fills up quick during holidays.The back beach at Stansbury is good for Mullet in Autumn at high tide and raking for Bluey`s at low tise.
Wallaroo sprang to prominence in 2006 with new gulf ferry service and the tiny tourist town grew into major spot on the map with the new housing and marina develpment.With it came a new boat ramp 2 lane,pontoon,all tide it is world class.The main sought after species are Snapper outside the bay and squid and garfish.The Jetty is great for Blue crabs,Tommies,Garfish and Snapper.
Port Victoria is just a couple of hours drive from Adelaide and is one of the western York Peninsula towns that has really gone ahead in recent times.The town jetty is good for Squid,Snook ,gar and big Tommies at night.The boat ramp dual lane,all tide with boarding pontoon.Off sure the man target is Snapper,Big Whiting.Wardang Island protects the bay from strong off shore winds.Personally i have found this place the best for catching Squid anywhere off a jetty during winter.
Marion Bay is 278km from Adelaide down the bottom of York Peninsula near the Innes National Park.There are few locations that can match it for its deep water offshore fishing.The long jetty is legendary for its massive squid and there are thousouds of Mullet caught along the beaches from Easter onwards.The boat ramp is single lane and not recommended at low tide.Even at high tide its risky.Especially with boats.
Point Turton situated just a short drive from Warooka has become very popular in recent times with visiting anglers.The caravan park is most appealing to visitors for its close proximity to the jetty and boat ramp which is dual lane,all tide with boarding pontoon.Point Turton is renowned for its thumper King George whiting with Tommies and Garfish from the Jetty.Port Turton also has a charter service.
Safe Boating Tips
Always check local weather conditions before departure; TV and radio forecasts can be a good source of information. If you notice darkening clouds, volatile and rough changing winds or sudden drops in temperature, play it safe by getting off the water.
Follow a Pre-Departure Checklist
Proper boating safety includes being prepared for any possibility on the water. Following a pre-departure checklist is the best way to make sure no boating safety rules or precautions have been overlooked or forgotten.
Use Common Sense
One of the most important parts of boating safety is to use your common sense. This means operating at a safe speed at all times (especially in crowded areas), staying alert at all times and steering clear of large vessels and watercraft that can be restricted in their ability to stop or turn. Also, be respectful of buoys and other navigational aids, all of which have been placed there to ensure your own safety.
Designate an Assistant Skipper
Make sure more than one person on board is familiar with all aspects of your boat’s handling, operations, and general boating safety. If the primary navigator is injured or incapacitated in any way, it’s important to make sure someone else can follow the proper boating safety rules to get everyone else back to shore.
Develop a Float Plan
Whether you choose to inform a family member or staff at your local marina, always be sure to let someone else know your float plan. This should include where you’re going and how long you’re going to be gone.
A float plan can include the following information:
name, address, and phone number of trip leader
name and phone number of all passengers
boat type and registration information
types of communication and signal equipment onboard, such as an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) or Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)
Make Proper Use of Lifejackets
Did you know that the majority of drowning victims are the result of boaters not wearing their lifejackets? Make sure that your family and friends aren’t part of this statistic by assigning and fitting each member of your onboard team with a life jacket prior to departure. Wear it!
Practice boating safety at all times by saving the alcohol for later. The probability of being involved in a boating accident doubles when alcohol is involved and studies have shown that the effects of alcohol are exacerbated by sun and wind.
Learn to Swim
If you’re going to be in and around the water, proper boating safety includes knowing how to swim. Local organizations, such as the American Red Cross and others, offer training for all ages and abilities. Check to see what classes are offered in your area.
Take a Boating Course
Beginning boaters and experienced experts alike need to be familiar with the boating safety rules of operation. Boater education requirements vary by state; however, some require validated completion of at least one boating safety course. Regardless of your individual state's requirements, it's always important to be educated and prepared for every circumstance that might arise. You can learn boating safety rules by taking a local community course or online course to help educate yourself.
Consider a Free Vessel Safety Check
Take advantage of a free vessel safety check from the US Coast Guard. They offer complimentary boat examinations to verify the presence and condition of certain safety equipment required by state and federal regulations. Free of charge, they’ll provide a specialist to check out your boat and make helpful boating safety tips and recommendations. They also offer virtual online safety checks as well.
Connecting with nature, catching a meal, relaxing or just for the thrill of it; Whyalla is renowned for great fishing in the bountiful Spencer Gulf waters of Eyre Peninsula.
Eyre Peninsula is known as the Seafood Frontier of South Australia.
Whyalla waters offer a multitude of sea life species, great memories with families and friends and delicious meals for lucky anglers.
Whyalla Foreshore Jetty
Catches of tommy ruff (Australian herring), garfish, whiting and squid can be had, especially on the rising tide. Blue swimmer crabs are often caught in the warmer months.
Whyalla Foreshore Beach
Between spring and autumn, the beach is a popular spot for crabbing at low tide. The blue swimmer crabs are easiest to catch at low tide and as the tide turns to come in.
The rocky coastline and sandy beaches extending from the Point Lowly lighthouse are popular spots for salmon, garfish, tommy ruff and small to medium sized snapper. The best land based snapper and salmon fishing is often experienced during the colder months. (Please note that there is a total snapper fishing ban during November and into December.)
Squid jigs can only be used on the eastern side of Point Lowly, the best times are autumn and winter but squid catches occur all year. Rare large kingfish are a prime target from the rocks using floating baits of squid, live fish or pilchards.
Whyalla is a boaties paradise for many different species – garfish, snook, tommy ruff, snapper and whiting. Whyalla is the home of Australia's best red snapper fishing with ‘big reds’ in excess of 15kgs being caught. King George whiting may be found on sand patches along the coast close to shore.
Bait, Tackle & Accessories
Frozen bait, ice and some basic tackle is available from most service stations. Fishing and boating outlets cater for fishing and boating needs.
Marinas and boat ramps
With an area of about eight hectares, a depth of 2.4 metres at low tide, 32 floating moorings for vessels up to 13 metres, pile moorings for an additional 36 vessels, a floating service jetty, and a four-lane boat launching ramp, the marina has provided access to some of SA's best fishing grounds. It is also home to the clubrooms of the Whyalla Yacht Club, Whyalla Sport Fishing Club, Whyalla Boat owners Association and Whyalla Sea Rescue.
A launching fee applies at the boat ramp to assist with ongoing maintenance. Access to the launching area is controlled by a ticket machine.
Facilities include a breakwater and an all-weather concrete double boat ramp with a floating walkway between the ramps and solar lighting. Located near the boat ramp is a playground and toilet facilities – these include disabled access toilets and cold showers.
Whyalla Sea Rescue Squadron
Located at the Whyalla Marina
Ph. + 61 8 8644 0414 or call on radio (27mg88 UHF16) for weather updates or assistance.