Fishing in Wallaroo

If you’re searching for the best fishing in Wallaroo, you’re in the right place! With one of the most famous fishing jetties in all of South Australia, Wallaroo is renowned for its spectacular fishing opportunities.

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

Wallaroo Fish Species: 

  • Blue swimmer craps 
  • Snapper 
  • Yellowtail kingfish
  • Tommy Ruffs
  • Bream
  • Yellowfin whiting
  • Mulloway

Where to fish in Wallaroo

Wallaroo Jetty

The Wallaroo Jetty has to be our first pick for fishing in Wallaroo, it’s known as one of the standout fishing jetties in South Australia, and for good reason. The jetty extends out over deep water where large snapper and yellowtail kingfish can be found. Catches are aplenty when the conditions are good. 

Wallaroo Marina

Wallaroo marina offers multi-lane boat launching and offers shelter on a windy day. 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.

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.


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