There are many great beach fishing spots on Yorke Peninsula - here are a few. Remember to always check current regulations on size and bag limits, and any other restrictions that may apply.

Yorke Peninsula Council has bush camping sites located nearby many of these fabulous beaches - check them out here.

fishing sunset

Port Julia and adjacent beaches can be great for yellowfin whiting action, especially during the warmer months.

Between Edithburgh and Troubridge Point there's often good rock fishing, with catches of snook, salmon and sometimes snapper. 


Sturt Bay on the southern coast is a great place for mullet off the beach.  

Just out in front of Marion Bay Caravan Park is a great spot for the kids to catch their lunch or dinner, most likely species are whiting, tommies or some gar. 

Pondalowie Bay can be great for flounder, flathead, whiting and salmon off the beautiful beach in Innes National Park. There is an entry fee payable to visit the Park, and camping close by.

Browns Beach is legendary for its salmon fishing.  Located in Innes National Park, an entry fee is payable and camping is available close by. The walk down on to the beach is pretty arduous, so you'll need to be organised and reasonably fit. Big mullet are also often caught, especially during autumn, while trevally are often around during summer.

Daly Head provides kilometres of surf fishing for those after salmon and mulloway, and if they're not biting you have a magnificent view! Stairs at the northern end make for easier access and a great view for locating schools. Winter and spring are the best times for salmon, while summer is mulloway time.

Gleeson's Landing can be a good place for salmon, mullet and occasional big mulloway for those dedicated enough to stick at it. 

Point Turton has flats to the east of the boat ramp that are often good for spearing flounder at night with the aid of a spotlight but it must be flat calm and moonless for success. Sometimes you'll find flathead there as well. The long sandy beach between Point Turton and Hardwicke Bay is a good spot for silver whiting, tommies and gar, and a great beach for the kids.

Minlacowie is a great place for kids with a beautiful sandy beach and some reasonable catches of gar and tommies off the beach and often a few squid.

Hillocks fishing 2

Barkers Rocks is a great place to catch a squid and sometimes some tommies or snook. Fish from the rocky reef at high tide. 

The beaches around Port Victoria will often give up some decent tommies, gar and occasional King George whiting and are also great places to take the kids.


Butlers Beach / Hillocks Drive is a privately owned farming property with over seven kilometres of beachfront and hundreds of acres of beautiful bushland, perfect for camping. It's best known for its seasonal mullet and salmon runs but offers a variety of other species from the rocks or beach as well, including sweep and occasionally good King George whiting and snapper catches. Garfish, tommies, squid and snook are also common catches off the beach. 






Visitor Information

Yorke Peninsula Council acknowledges the Narungga (traditionally spelled Nharangga) people, the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Yorke Peninsula and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information
8 Elizabeth Street, Maitland, South Australia 5573
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