Catch fish in the pristine waters of Kangaroo Island

Fishing on Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island Fishing

Kangaroo Island fishing is arguably some of the best you will find in South Australia.  Bring your fishing rod with you whilst staying at Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas and you will be able to fish in peace at the beautiful Pink Bay secluded beach. A short 5-minute stroll back to your accommodation and there’s nothing better than cooking your own freshly caught fish, a glass of wine in hand and a spectacular sunset.

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 Charters

Enjoy some of the best cold water fishing in Australia

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

KI Boat Hire.

KI Boat Hire operates from Kingscote and hire small dinghies for inshore fishing.


Contact Details

0417 874 942

Antechamber Bay
Beach: Salmon, Squid, Flathead, Mullet, Tommies, King George Whiting & Trevally.
Chapman River
Mullet & Bream
American River
Jetty: Whiting, Salmon Trout, Tommies, Garfish & Yellow Eye Mullet.
Baudin Beach
Beach: Flathead, Squid & occasionally Dusky Morwong (strong fish).
D’Estrees Bay
Beach: Whiting, Salmon, Trevally, Tommies, Flathead & Mullet.
Harriet & Eleanor Rivers
Emu Bay
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.
Pennington Bay
Beach: Salmon, Shark’s & occasionally Tailor, Mulloway, Mullet, Tommies & Flathead.
Rocks: Sweep but only when the sea conditions are predictable.
Snellings Beach
Beach & Rocks: Salmon, Salmon Trout, Tommies, Mullet & Sharks.
Stokes Bay
Beach: Mullet, Tommies, Salmon, Whiting & Trevally.
Rocks: Sweep, Salmon, Whiting, Tommies, Trevally, Squid, Snapper & Flathead.
Vivonne Bay
Beach: Salmon, Mullet, Tommies, Sharks, Flathead & Bream.
Jetty: Tommies, Whiting, Squid, Garfish & Trevally.
Point Ellen
Sweep, Salmon, Trevally & Tommies but extreme care must be taken because of the large swells.
West Bay
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