264km from Adelaide
One of the very best things about Corny Point is its proximity to both productive beach fishing and top class offshore action. Many who try their luck in the surf at Gleesons Landing, Berry Bay or Daly Heads use Corny as a base.
Situated right on the north-western tip of Yorke Peninsula’s ‘foot’, Corny is a small settlement that relies heavily on tourist dollars for its wellbeing. As well as top class beach fishing nearby, Corny Point provides access to some of eastern Spencer Gulf’s best deep water grounds. Its snapper and King George whiting fishing is legendary and most who own holiday houses here are equipped with large, seaworthy boats.
There is no boat ramp at Corny and only those with access to a tractor can launch a trailer boat safely. Proprietors of Corny Point Caravan Park offer a tractor launch and retrieval service at a very reasonable rate. Some of the better snapper fishing can be found in deep water to the west and north- west of the lighthouse, with summer again the most reliable season. Whiting are caught year-round and it is possible to find them not far offshore in the winter time. There are plenty of squid over the inshore ribbon weed beds, some big snook and good numbers of garfish when the water is warm.
Gar dabbing is quite popular at Corny, particularly with those in small boats. You’ll need a powerful hand-held spotlight, fine mesh dab net and a fully charged 12 volt battery for a few hours’ dabbing and, of course, the catch will be much better when the moon is down.