133km from Adelaide
Boat launching – Dual lane, all tide
Just seven kilometres south of Port Clinton, Price is a slightly smaller settlement with substantial mangrove forests and associated birdlife. There are two creek systems here - Shag Creek and Wills Creek - both of which are very important fish nursery areas. Boat launching can be tricky again at low tide, but a little thoughtful planning can overcome any associated problems.
The Wills Creek boat ramp (also known as “Grumpy’s Ramp”) often carries a lot of dead ribbon weed, which can make launching a little challenging around low water. There is also a strong tidal run in the creek, so take care during periods of peak water movement. There is ample car and trailer parking, and a small launch fee applies.
The Price creek system yields big mullet, crabs, garfish, salmon trout and the occasional flathead, and is the ideal sheltered location for small boat fishing. Those with larger boats often venture outside on to the gulf to catch King George whiting, snapper and plenty of blue crabs in season. Price is a crabber’s delight, and if you are there at the right time, pulling a boat limit isn’t difficult. The months of January and February are peak time for blueys, but they can be caught from around October/November through until March/April.