190km from Adelaide
Boat launching – Dual lane, all tide, boarding pontoon
Port Victoria is situated just a couple of hours drive from Adelaide. The town jetty is a good one for squid, snook, gar and big tommies at night, whilst offshore there are plenty of snapper and big whiting. Wardang Island protects the bay at Port Victoria from strong onshore winds.
The fishing in the bay is generally excellent, particularly for whiting during the cooler months. Many of these fish are better than 40 centimetres and can be taken from a number of recognised grounds when conditions are right.
The L-shaped jetty can provide a lot of fun at night for those who enjoy catching snook. These fish aren’t the giants regularly caught offshore, but average approximately 60 centimetres and they are often keen to grab small minnow lures or strip baits. The best way to hook them is to cast lure or bait out into the shadows at night, then work it back through the illuminated area under the jetty lights. Catches of a dozen snook or more per session are common on still, warm summer evenings.
Boat launching at Port Victoria is very convenient. The ramp is situated just south of the town and can handle bigger trailer boats at all stages of the tide. Snapper fishing around and beyond Wardang Island is first rate during the summer months, but you’ll need a big, fast trailer boat to access the wide grounds safely. It can be quite blowy during the afternoons and is no place to be in a small tinny.
Those with small boats are better advised to remain within the confines of the bay, where there are still whiting, snook and plenty of calamari to be hooked.