Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide : Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide
yorkepeninsula.com.au 14 of tHe daY Catch Left to right: crayfish, Pondalowie Bay; crabbing on Yorke Peninsula Yorke Peninsula’s waters provide some of the best fishing and boating in the state. Wherever you go on the peninsula’s coastlines - Gulf St Vincent, Spencer Gulf or the Bottom End - some of the best table fish and shellfish you will ever eat can be caught from boat, shore or jetty. How about blue swimmer crabs, King George whiting and Southern Rock Lobster? Irresistible, and there’s a who’s who of seafood right there alongside them. But the peninsula’s coast isn’t only about angling. Its sheltered bays and coves are ideal for aquatic activities. You can swim, ski, surf or dive. Adelaide’s yachties love to sail over to Port Vincent and Black Point, and the big water down south beckons the oceangoers. There isn’t anything you can’t do once you hit the water on “Yorkes”. Maximise your fishing adventures with... Chase the thumping BIG REDS of Wallaroo FISHING CHARTERS (groups or individuals) NIGHT FISHING PACKAGE TOURS GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE Professional Skippers with local experience www.madkeenfishingcharters.com.au Email: email@example.com 8823 2270 0400 352 659 Most coastal towns have good boat-launching facilities. The key point to remember is to stick to the legal catch sizes and bag limits. It’s also important to remember that snapper closure season runs right throughout November. By obeying the rules you’ll help protect South Australia’s valuable fish stocks. For more information visit www.pir.sa .gov.au/fishing. To report fishing offences call Fishwatch on 1800 065 522 (24 hours). If you’re unsure of any regulations, send a free text message with just the name of the fish to the SMSFish number: 0427 767 995. You’ll receive an immediate response with the official size, bag and boat limit that applies to that species, as well as any closed season information. Blue swimmer crabs Crabs can be caught all year-round but summer months are more productive, especially if wading and raking for crabs. southern salmon Anywhere there is a headland, bluff or surf area, southern salmon are the flavour of the day. 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 the Southern Rock Lobster. These tasty little morsels are allowed to be caught in the crayfish season (noon on 1 November to 6pm on 31 May). Rock lobster pots need to be registered with PIRSA Fisheries prior to use.
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