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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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