Fishing and Boating on Kangaroo Island


Sitting some 14km off the coastline of the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, Kangaroo Island has been a favourite fishing destination for many people, for generations.  A beautiful coastline, abundant wildlife, marine life, and amazing food and beverages, will add to your fishing experience.  With a variety of accommodation to suit every budget, you will be sure to find that perfect place to base yourself from.

Flicking a line in the water is a daily ritual for many Kangaroo Island locals and let me tell you, they are onto a good thing. Those people who have spent time on the Island know that we are pretty laid back, but will also know that we are not so keen to share our favourite drops, but it is not hard to find some broken bottom, or weedy sites to get you started.  You are guaranteed to find what you are looking for with our experienced Charter Operators though.

Fishing on KI is simply enjoyable, and diverse.  Try rivers, beaches, jetties and boat fishing, there is basically so much to get amongst.  If the weather is ordinary on one side of the Island, there is always another side with protected cliffs and bays which will offer you something.

KI is best known for its King George Whiting, especially in the winter when they are fat and plump.  But there is a myriad of other species to try your had at; Squid, Salmon, Tommies, Snook, Garfish, Flathead, Mullet, Sand Crabs, Shark and Trevally just to name a few.  Deeper out, Nannygai, Swallowtail, Kingfish, Sampson fish, Blue Morwong and Blue Fin Tuna during the months generally December – March. Our moderate climate means that fishing is one of the activities that can be enjoyed all year round and has no age restriction for enjoyment.

If you have your own boat, you will need to bring this over with Sealink.  If you don’t have your own boat, then there are Charters available on the Island.


Check out our Fishing Guide below for all the essential information you need.

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To help you get around and navigate the Island, work out what is open, to see and do, visit our Digital Map here to get planning.


Some Key things to remember:

  • Kangaroo Island is protected by Marine Parks and Marine Park Sanctuary Zones.
  • Bag and size limits do apply for possession of all fish and shell fish and be sure to make note of the seasonal closures


If you need any help, get in contact with us via the link below.


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