From Pink Bay beach, guests have caught the famous King George Whiting, arguably the finest table fish in Australia. Other species caught at Pink Bay include Tommies, Salmon, Silver Whiting, Flathead, Mullet, Blue Throated Wrasse, Squid and occasionally Yellowtail Kingfish. However the best fishing to be had, is from the 2 Fishing Charter operators on the island
Owner, Steve Lane, is a keen fishing enthusiast and has fished the waters of Kangaroo Island for over 30 years. He would be more than happy to share his knowledge on Kangaroo Island fishing.
There are also many other great spots around the island to wet a line from shore.
Kangaroo Island Fishing Adventures is a deep water fishing charter specialist They operate out of Western River and catch an impressive range of large fish. Bookings well in advance are required.
Kangaroo Island Fishing Adventures
Phone: (08) 8559 3232
Emu Bay Fishing Charters operates out of Emu Bay and specials in inshore fish species particularly King George Whiting. Booking well in advance recommended.
Emu Bay Fishing Charters
Phone: 0428 996 447
Beach: Salmon, Squid, Flathead, Mullet, Tommies, King George Whiting & Trevally.
Mullet & Bream
Jetty: Whiting, Salmon Trout, Tommies, Garfish & Yellow Eye Mullet.
Beach: Flathead, Squid & occasionally Dusky Morwong (strong fish).
Beach: Whiting, Salmon, Trevally, Tommies, Flathead & Mullet.
Harriet & Eleanor Rivers
Beach: Whiting, Flathead, Mullet & Snapper.
Jetty: Tommies, Garfish, Squid, Flathead & Salmon Trout.
Hanson Bay Beach
Tommies, Salmon Trout, School Sharks & occasionally Whiting. Bream in the river mouth.
Jetty: Whiting, Garfish, Tommies, Mullet, Flathead & Squid. Whiting, Snook, Tommies, Squid, Garfish,
Trevally, Barracouta, Salmon Trout, Leatherjackets.
Beach: Mullet, Flathead & Salmon.
Jetty: Whiting, Flathead, Snook, Garfish, Tommies, Trevally, Salmon, Mullet, School Sharks, Squid .
Christmas Cove: Whiting, Squid, Flathead, Mullet, Trevally & Tommies.
Beach: Salmon, Shark’s & occasionally Tailor, Mulloway, Mullet, Tommies & Flathead.
Rocks: Sweep but only when the sea conditions are predictable.
Beach & Rocks: Salmon, Salmon Trout, Tommies, Mullet & Sharks.
Beach: Mullet, Tommies, Salmon, Whiting & Trevally.
Rocks: Sweep, Salmon, Whiting, Tommies, Trevally, Squid, Snapper & Flathead.
Beach: Salmon, Mullet, Tommies, Sharks, Flathead & Bream.
Jetty: Tommies, Whiting, Squid, Garfish & Trevally.
Sweep, Salmon, Trevally & Tommies but extreme care must be taken because of the large swells.
Beach: Mullet, Tommies & occasional Whiting & Salmon.
Rocks: Sweep, Tommies, Garfish, Whiting, Trevally & Salmon.
River: Mullet & August to November Bream.
Western River Cove
Beach: Salmon, Mullet, Tommies, Whiting, Trevally & occasionally Snapper
Here is a guide on some of the baits that have worked well for Steve.
King George & Silver Whiting Cockles (or pippis), worms, squid
Flathead Soft plastics, small lures, live bait, large whitebait
Tommies & Trevally Pretty much anything!!
Australian Salmon Metal lures, soft plastics, pilchards
Yellow Tail Kingfish Lures and live bait
Snapper Small whole fresh Squid
Squid Prawn shaped jigs
Garfish Gents (blowfly maggots), cockles
Sweep Cockles, Squid
Red Mullet Cockles, Squid