Fishing Spots

Surrounded by water on three sides, the best thing about Yorke Peninsula is you’re never far from water.

It’s about a 30 minute drive from coast to coast or, in other words, just a short drive to your next fishing adventure.

Below is a quick guide to some of our popular fishing spots or for more information, you can download a copy of the Yorke Peninsula Fishing Guide.

Port Wakefield to Price

Dominated by mangroves, sand flats and tidal creeks, the top of Gulf St Vincent is a productive area for recreational fishers. Garfish, King George whiting, mullet, big snapper and blue swimmer crabs are all popular species to target. 

Ardrossan to Port Vincent

Delicious blue swimmer crabs are caught throughout the summer months and the ever reliable tommy ruffs and mullet are plentiful. Garfish, squid, snook, flathead and the prized King George whiting are also found in this area. 


Tommy ruffs and squid can be caught most of the year from the jetty with blue swimmer crabs and garfish plentiful in the summer months. Good catches of mullet can be found at Stansbury from the end of February through to May.  Boating enthusiasts can get good catches of King George whiting at most times of the year and mullet, tommy ruffs and squid are also popular catches.

Edithburgh to Sultana Point

Tommy ruffs, squid, garfish and snook are regular catches from the jetty with King George whiting regularly caught from the south eastern side. A fantastic beach fishing area, with salmon, flathead, snook and whiting all plentiful.

Troubridge to Marion Bay

The southern beaches from Troubridge to Marion Bay provide some the best fishing in South Australia.  Large mulloway up to 36kg have been caught in this area with catches of squid, tommy ruffs, mullet, garfish, snapper, salmon and snook available. Night fishing seems to produce larger fish than daytime trips, with school and gummy sharks also caught at night.

Marion Bay to Corny Point

Be rewarded with some awesome catches on these pristine beaches. Fantastic salmon grounds, including great catches of mulloway, flathead, shark, squid and mullet.

Corny Point to Point Turton

A wonderful rock and beach fishing coast with salmon, trevally, whiting, garfish and snook as common catches. In autumn, mullet can be caught all around the southern coast

Port Victoria

Renowned for its great catches of King George whiting, this area offers fantastic boat and jetty fishing with excellent catches of squid, tommy ruffs, snapper, mullet, and garfish.

Port Hughes, Moonta Bay and Wallaroo

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

Port Broughton and Fishermans Bay

Port Broughton has a great reputation for truly big snapper. This uniquely sheltered bay offers fantastic boating and fishing all year round. From light estuary fishing through to heavy offshore. Catch the famous blue swimmer crabs, King George whiting, snapper, tommy ruffs, garfish, squid and snook.


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