Boating, Fishing & Diving on the Yorke Peninsula

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Whether you fish from a boat, jetty or the shore, you will find some of the State's best fishing sites on Yorke Peninsula. King George and Silver Whiting, Tommies, Mullet, Garfish, Snapper, Snook and Squid are regular catches throughout the year and blue swimmer crabs are plentiful around the coastline between September and April. Boat launching facilities are numerous and boat charter services operate from various locations for those who don't own a boat. For further information contact any of the Council's offices.

Popular Fishing Spots

New regulations affecting recreational fishing have recently been introduced with new bag limits for mulloway, school and gummy sharks, snook, mullet, tommy ruffs, crabs, silver trevally, flathead and garfish. Further information regarding the new regulations can be obtained from PIRSA Fisheries.

 

Ardrossan Jetty Squid, Whiting, Snook, Garfish, Tommies,Crabs
Browns Beach Salmon, Mullet
Berry Bay/Corny Point Salmon, Mulloway, Mullet, Flathead, Shark
Daly Heads Salmon, Mulloway, Shark, Mullet, Flathead
Edithburgh Jetty Squid, Whiting, Garfish, Tommies, Mullet
Hillocks/Butlers Property Salmon, Mullet, Tommies, Squid, Snook, Garfish, Salmon Trout
Marion Bay Jetty Squid, Mullet
Point Turton Jetty Tommies, Garfish, Squid, Salmon Trout
Port Giles Jetty Squid, Whiting, Snook, Garfish, Tommies, Snapper
Port Vincent School Mulloway, Mullet, Whiting, Crabs
Stansbury Jetty Crabs, Tommies, Garfish, Squid, Mullet, Whiting
Stenhouse Bay Garfish, Squid, Tommies, Mullet
The Pines Whiting, Mullet, Flathead, Salmon, Garfish
Troubridge Point Salmon, Squid, Snapper, Trevally, Snook, Mullet, Garfish, Mulloway, Tommies
Wool Bay Squid, Garfish, Tommies, Mullet

 

Diving & Shipwrecks

Yorke Peninsula provides many interesting diving and snorkelling sites for the beginner and the experienced. Clear visibility and abundant marine life provide divers with magnificent underwater scenery. Rare Australian sea lions can be seen around the offshore islands and, closer to shore, endangered leafy sea dragons can be found amongst the seaweed meadows.

Powerful Southern Ocean rollers, that originate in the Antarctic, have shaped and indented a spectacular coastline around Innes National Park. Reefs, islands and jetties in Gulf St Vincent and Spencer Gulf also support a huge diversity and abundance of marine life.

There are 85 known shipwrecks scattered along the coastline and two underwater maritime heritage trails provide a unique opportunity to dive and explore many of the wrecks. The Investigator Strait Maritime Heritage Trail, which lies between southern Yorke Peninsula and Kangaroo Island, features 26 wrecks and the Wardang Island Trail, off the coast of Port Victoria, features 8 wrecks. Both have waterproof guides available, which may be purchased from -

  • State Heritage Branch, Department of Environment & Heritage - Phone: 82041910
    or visit their website at www.heritage.sa.gov.au
  • Innes National Park - Phone 88543200 or 88544040
  • Any Council office
  • Harvest Corner, Minlaton

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