Eyre Peninsula Fishing

Relax on the Eyre Peninsula

The twilight after a great day’s fishing is one of the best times of a holiday on the Eyre Peninsula - Australia's seafood frontier. Squeeze a lemon over snapper or whiting on the barbecue, with a glass of wine or beer in hand as you relive the day.

Fishing from a jetty, Coffin Bay, South Australia

Fishing is life on the Eyre Peninsula. Wrangle a 40 kilogram kingfish into a charter boat. While away the day in your “tinny” as the King George whiting and garfish pile up next to you. Catch blue swimmer crabs and squid from the jetty.

Fish that leap onto your hook

The beautiful surf beaches on the west coast, such as Locks Well and Venus Bay are great spots for fishing. There’s the white sand, foaming surf, mulloway and salmon that almost leap onto your hook.

If you’re on the Eyre Peninsula between June and August, enter the Australian Salmon Fishing Championship, held each year at Elliston. Money and glory await you.

Any of the coastal towns offer good fishing spots - Port Neill's boat ramp and breakwater are useful in all weather conditions; Port Lincoln's Boston Bay is perfect for fishing and anglers can often be seen lining the town's jetty and grain wharf. Farm Beach at Mount Dutton Bay is a great spot for beach and rock fishing and night lighting at Venus Bay makes for good evening fishing.

Relax on a charter boat

Charter boat operators on the Eyre Peninsula have been fishing for a long time. They know the best spots, where you’ll catch the monster tuna or the weighty snapper.

Some visitors book the operators well in advance for the Whyalla Snapper Championships, held every April. To have a chance at winning, you’ll need to pull in one of the 14 or 15 kilogram snappers from beneath the waves of Spencer Gulf.

The boat ramps are well maintained, the jetties well lit and kept. Everything’s been done. The fish are waiting. The only thing missing is you.

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