Wallaroo Fishing – One of the best spots in South Australia!

Wallaroo fishing is well known and with good reason! One of the most famous fishing jetties in all of South Australia, the Wallaroo Jetty is renowned for its spectacular fishing opportunities.

King George Whiting are a popular catch in winter, along with snapper, squid (calamari), flathead, tommy ruff, garfish, snook, salmon and mullet, which are plentiful in this region. Blue swimmer crabs abound from September to April each year, and the occasional cuttlefish can be found. 

Wallaroo Fish Species: 

  • Blue swimmer crabs
  • Snapper
  • Yellowtail kingfish
  • Tommy Ruffs
  • Bream
  • Yellowfin whiting
  • Mulloway
  • Snook
  • Flathead (occasionally)

Where to fish in Wallaroo

Wallaroo Jetty

The Wallaroo Jetty has to be our favourite spot for Wallaroo fishing, it’s known as one of the standout fishing jetties in South Australia, and for good reason. The long jetty extends out over deep water where large snapper and yellowtail kingfish can be found. Catches are plenty when the conditions are good. Not only does the jetty offer up amazing catches, it’s in a very convenient location if you’re staying at our beachfront holiday park and it’s free.

Wallaroo Marina

Wallaroo Marina offers multi-lane boat launching and welcome shelter on a windy day. Definitely head to the Marina and not the Jetty when the winds are up. Popular Marina species include crabs, whiting, yellowfin, mullet and bream.  From the Marina, you can access the Spencer Gulf, fees apply. 

Fishing Charters in Wallaroo

You can book a fishing charter from Wallaroo, where the locals will show you the best spots for the conditions of the day and increase your chances of a good catch. Choose from half day charters, full day charters or multi-day trips if you are keen on visiting a few locations. If you’re a serious angler and haven’t fished at Wallaroo before, a charter means you will discover the best spots using the experience and knowledge of your skipper.

Fishing spots near Wallaroo 

Point Riley, a short drive to the north past North Beach is a popular spot in the early morning. Be sure to have a strong rod that can handle the surf.

Moonta Bay also has a long jetty great for fishing when the tide is on the way in, usually late afternoon to early evening. Snook are often caught in the evenings. 

The Copper Coast Angling Club in Wallaroo caters for all ages with outings from beaches, rocks, the Jetty and offshore adventures.  

If you’d like any more information, ask our friendly Reception team who will be more than happy to help. You could also check out our Things to Do in Wallaroo page, with more ideas of what you can get up during your stay in our beautiful region.