Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide : 2015 2016 Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide
10 yorkepeninsula.com.au | catch of the day The waters around Yorke Peninsula provide some of the best fishing and boating experiences in South Australia. Catch of THE DAY Moonta Bay Corner Main and Passat streets, Port Victoria Ph: (08) 8834 2016 GILL FISHERIES Gill Fisheries, Port Victoria Wholesale and retail suppliers of a wide variety of fresh and frozen wild caught quality South Australian seafood. • Pickled products and smoked fish • Suppliers of bait and ice Phone orders and enquiries welcome. EAT LOCAL Australian salmon Found anywhere there is a headland, bluff or surf area. Salmon can be caught all year-round using pilchards or lures for bait. Southern Rock lobster Rugged coastline areas on the southern shores of Yorke Peninsula are home to Southern Rock lobster. These tasty little morsels are allowed to be caught in the open season (from noon on 1 November to 6pm on 31 May). Rock lobster pots must be registered with PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture and tagged prior to use. For tips on what to catch and where, download a copy of the free Yorke Peninsula fishing guide from www.yorkepeninsula.com.au Wherever you go on Yorke Peninsula’s coastlines – Gulf St Vincent, Spencer Gulf or the Bottom End – you’ll find some of the best table fish and shellfish in the world; all of it can be caught from a boat, off the shore or from one of the many jetties. Most coastal towns have good boat launching facilities. For recreational fishers, the key point to remember is to stick to the legal sizes, bag and boat limits; and possession limits where applicable. It’s also important to find out when, and where, snapper fishing closures are in place. Remember that you can fish in marine parks, except in the sanctuary zones. This means you cannot take anything from a sanctuary zone including marine animals, plants, seagrass or shells for conservation purposes. By obeying the rules you’ll help protect South Australia’s valuable fish stocks. For information on the regulations that apply to recreational fishing in South Australia, visit www.pir.sa.gov.au/fisheries. For more information and sanctuary zone locations go to www.marineparks.sa.gov.au. Keep up to date on the latest fishing rules, regulations and closures by downloading the free South Australian Recreational Fishing Guide smartphone app at www.pir.sa .gov.au/ recfishingapp (suitable for all devices). You’ll also find a range of fishing charters including Reef Encounters who are ready to take you on anything from a half-day trip to an overnight adventure. Blue Swimmer crab Crabs can be caught year-round but summer months are more productive. A bag limit of 20 and a daily boat limit of 60 applies in Gulf St Vincent. Elsewhere, the recreational Blue Swimmer crab limit remains at a daily bag limit of 40 and a daily boat limit of 120. Crabs must be a minimum size of 11cm wide when measured across the carapace from the base of the largest spines.
2014 Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide