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Fantastic fishing from boats, beaches, jetties or rocks, amongst some of the most beautiful coastline you will ever see.Jetty Fishing

If you are into serious fishing or just enjoy dangling a line from the jetty, there is something for everyone.

If you don't have your own boat, charter operators are available from many of the coastal towns.

A taste of some of the catches on offer:

Blue swimmer crabs can be caught by raking or netting all year round, summer months are more productive and the warmer water makes raking more enjoyable.

Succulent King George Whiting can be caught from both sides of the peninsula and is undoubtedly one of the tastiest meals you will catch from the sea.

Squid - Salt and peppered, crumbed, stir fried or marinated, squid is extremely versatile. Easily caught on squid lures from boats or jetties.

Garfish - Dabbing with a light at night or fishing with a float using gents for bait are the easiest ways to catch a meal of garfish. With tender white flesh they are delicious filleted and lightly fried with a generous dob of garlic butter.

Tommy Ruffs and Mullet - Abundantly caught in most places on Yorke Peninsula using cockles or gents. Both are tasty eating fish and often underrated, best eaten fresh they are great on the BBQ, crumbed, salt and peppered or if you have time, tommies are fantastic when smoked!

Snapper - A great fighting fish and you are well rewarded with the mouth watering taste. Only available from boats in deeper water off the coast, the most common bait is squid heads, pilchards or fillets of fresh fish.

Snook - Trailing a lure from your boat is the best way to catch snook. Fresh fillets on the BBQ are fantastic and they are one of the best fish for smoking or try a snook mornay!

Prawns - The vast expanse of water to the East of Yorke Peninsula is Spencer Gulf. The Prawn Fishing Fleet operates there 80 nights per year. Prawn seasons vary with tight monitoring of the spawning period, growth rates and prawn numbers. Local prawns can be purchased from seafood outlets around the region.

Boat Fishing And Boat Ramp Facilities

Click link for maps of local Boat Ramps

Click here for Tide Times

Fishing Regulations

To read the Yorke Peninsula Fishing Guide click here

Bait is readily available from most general stores, service stations and fishing shops.

Help protect South Australia's valuable fish stocks by adhering to bag, boat and size limits. It is also important to remember that the snapper closure season runs right through November.

 

Click here for information regarding the Jetties, Beaches & Boat Ramps on the Copper Coast.


Port Hughes, Moonta Bay And Wallaroo

Crabbers flock to this area from September to April in the quest for tasty blue swimmer crabs.
The historic jetties in these Copper Coast townships are some of the most popular in the state for fishing. There are tremendous hauls to be made at certain times of the year from snook, tommy ruffs, King George whiting, flathead, snapper and squid.

 

 

RecFish SA Online Survey

MAKING SA A GREAT PLACE TO FISH - Your opportunity to tell government about the key actions that will make enduring improvements to recreational fishing in South Australia.

RecFish SA are embarking upon a strategic campaign to tell government about the key actions that must be taken to improve recreational fishing in South Australia - it is called Making SA a Great Place to Fish and it needs your support.

Making SA a Great Place to Fish, is a discussion document that presents a series of strategic initiatives that will improve the quality of fishing for the 277,000 South Australians that fish every year and the many thousands of visitors that come to our great state to dangle a line. The document has been developed in response to the needs of the states grassroots recreational fishers who over many years, have demanded that governments better recognise the economic, social and well-being benefits of the recreational sector, by doing more to improve fish stocks and the quality of recreational fishing in SA. The suite of initiatives presented in this document align to A Better Future or Recreational Fishing in South Australia; Recreational Fishing Strategic Plan 2014-2018 released by RecFish SA in 2014.

Making SA a Great Place to Fish is your opportunity to help support the key initiatives that will contribute to improving recreational fishing in SA. Your opinions will help us to develop an Election Manifesto for recreational fishing which will be publicised and presented to the major political parties in the lead up to the State Election in March 2018.

Recfish SA ask that you take the time to read this important document and respond by taking the On-Line Survey or by writing to;

Making SA a Great Place to Fish
RecFish SA
6 Mary St.
HINDMARSH SA, 5007
assistance@recfishsa.org.au

Submissions close 5.00 pm Friday 25 August 2017

We need as many fishers as possible to support Making SA A Great Place to Fish, so feel free to share it with all your fishing friends.

 

RecFish SA Online Survey and Public Consultation Document 

 

 

 

 

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