230km from Adelaide
Boat launching – Dual lane, all tide, boarding pontoon
Situated just a short drive from Warooka, this progressive little resort has become very popular in recent times with visiting anglers. It has a permanent population of around 250, which swells considerably during holiday periods and long weekends. The jetty is very consistent for big tommies at night time, as well as squid, snook and garfish.
The caravan park at Turton is among the best equipped on Yorke Peninsula and its close proximity to both the jetty and launching ramp enhance its appeal to visitors.
Point Turton jetty fishes well year-round, but it is the warm summer evenings that attract most visiting anglers. Float fishing with gents for bait will produce the tommies and gar and it’s a good idea to have a couple of small lures in the tackle box for snook. It is not uncommon to see small yellowtail kingfish around the Turton jetty, but they are often difficult to catch.
The boat harbour with multi-lane ramp provides access to excellent fishing grounds to the north and west. There is a fish cleaning facility adjacent to the ramp car park, which is in regular demand.
The whiting fishing, in particular, is very consistent all year round and there are heaps of squid in lose for those with small boats. It’s also a gar dabber’s paradise, especially on warm summer evenings with little or no moon. Spearing flounder at night with the aid of a spotlight can be productive around Point Turton, but it has to be dead calm and moonless. The flats to the east of the boat harbour are well worth a try and there can be good flathead here as well.