EASTERN EYRE PENINSULA
The city of Whyalla marks the gateway to the Eastern coastline of the Eyre Peninsula, Australia’s Seafood Frontier.
The waters and coastline surrounding Whyalla, from the wide expanse of the foreshore area to the more remote Point Lowly Peninsula reward anglers with a variety of fishing.
Famous for it snapper, boaties are often rewarded with catches of these “big reds” along with whiting, snook, garfish and tommies. If you don’t have a boat, don’t worry you can still find plenty of opportunities for whiting, garfish, tommy ruff, squid and crabs from the town jetty and the rocky shores and sandy beaches of Point Lowly.
Further south the towns of Cowell, Arno Bay and Port Neill offer a fishing village atmosphere and ample places for great catches of whiting, garfish, snapper and crabs for both boaties and land based fishermen. Each town has a jetty which is always a produces a catch and the sheltered waters offer great opportunities for smaller boats and kayaks.
Tumby Bay is unique being the gateway to the Sir Jospeh Banks Group of Islands, only 12km to the southeast, which produces some of the best fishing in the state. People with a reasonable boat can expect to catch a wide range of delicious eating fish such as whiting, snapper, sweep, trevally, snook, salmon, tommy ruff and garfish.