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Kangaroo Island

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Kangaroo Island

Located just 112 km south of Adelaide, Kangaroo Island is labeled as uno of the world's best fishing locations with virgin angling waters producing a wide variety of famous fish species. Holiday fishermen has the opportunity to enjoy game fishing at the beach, rock, estuary, river and all are evenly rewarding. The most yields of fish are King George whiting, sweep, snapper, flathead, mullet, trevally, drummer, snook, tommy ruff, rays and sharks.

Best access to this island is by air or a ferry which allows fishermen to bring their cars from the mainland. Advanced bookings should be made to secure a passage during the busy months, year ends, or school holiday period.


It is considered as the 'capital' of the island where there's a good jetty fishing for tommy ruff and garfish. The surrounding waters of Nepean Bay is productive of good-sized whiting, especially off Red Banks. Snapper and trevally are taken regularly In deeper water. In the nearby Cygnet River, anglers can land good yields of bream.

An American River popular for its large catches of King George whiting, this is the most famous fishing spot on the island. From a prominent headland on the eastern part of the bay, big snapper can be hauled and snook are abundant at almost any spot in the bay. The American River is also the base for several game fishermen taking white sharks which is often set for world records. Some fishes found in this area are southern bluefin, mako sharks, big-eye tuna, dolphin fish and amberjack.

Pink Bay

The best spot to fish is at any side of the beach rather than from the beach itself. The main catches there are the snook, jewfish, yellowtail kingfish, snapper, salmon and sweep. Another local spots in the bay is at the rocky side of the beach.

Pennington Bay

During summer months, jewfish are found in deeper waters at the western end of the bay. There are rock and reef patches offshore which provide superb fishing for sweep, tailor in the winter months and salmon in the summer.

Vivonne Bay

A popular bream stream, the Harriet River runs towards the western side of the bay. On the southern side of the bay, the small jetty takes good whiting and squid are hauled at night under lights. Rock fishermen will take snook, sweep, parrotfish and rock cod at Point Ellen.

Hanson Bay and South-West River

This is an abundant spot for salmon and tailor in the winter. Mullet, jewfish, bream, rays and sharks can be taken during the summer. Rock anglers will land sweep and salmon off the headlands. In the South-West River, there's also an excellent bream fishing especially when it is landlocked. The best location in the river is along the western bank.

Cape Du Couedic

The top tourist attraction and is readily accessible by easily negotiated paths and a well-defined. There is a superb rock fishing which hauls regularly a big-sized groper, salmon and sweep.

West Bay

Located inside Flinders Chase on the western side of the island. This area has been the outstanding spots to catch whiting, groper, sweep, salmon, bream, flathead and drummer.

Harvey's Return

Another top spot to haul for big fish, groper, salmon, whiting, sweep, flathead, snapper and trevally. However, it is wise to fish elsewhere when the north winds are blowing, accompanied by big seas.

Snug Cove

Located at the east of Harvey's Return. The best way to access this small bay is through private land. Huge sized whiting and sweep can be hauled as well as sharks and trevally which come close to the shore.

Stokes Bay

Abundant catches can be made along this coastline. Headland fishing will provide snook, George whiting and snapper. Early in morning is the best time to fish, because the afternoon breezes turn the water choppy.

Emu Bay

Jetty fishing will be able to haul squid, garfish and tommy ruff. The main catches in the bay are snook, whiting, snapper and trevally.

Bay of Shoals

Abundant snook and salmon are can be found here. The trevally and large whiting will be catched by moving around and finding the best locations.


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