Grab your trusty tackle box or unwrap the one that’s been sitting in the cupboard since your birthday, because we’re going fishing.

Mount Gambier has alot to offer when it comes to fishing, and not only because it’s a short drive to the Southern Rock Lobster Capital of Australia. Whether it’s river, lake or beach fishing you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. We spoke to the local experts at Spot on Fishing Tackle Mount Gambier to create a guide to some of the best fishing spots around our region.

Port MacDonnell Jetty, Boat Ramp and Breakwater

If you’re looking to cast a line from a jetty, you can’t go past Port MacDonnell. Fishing from the jetty will have the whole family involved, otherwise you can venture round to the breakwater to see what you can find. You can expects good hauls of australian salmon, King George whiting, squid, tommy ruff, garfish and silver trevally.

Valley Lake/Ketla Malpi

Kick back and relax with a day of recreation fishing at the Valley Lake/Ketla Malpi. While you’re trying your luck with the European carp, the kids can be going their hardest on the popular adventure playground. With picnic and BBQ facilities, it’s a great place to spend the day.

European carp are not the best fish for eating, but an excellent fish to catch. All carp caught must not be returned to the water.

Browns Beach

Head down to Browns Beach for a surf fishing hotspot. You can pull up at the carpark or if you have a 4×4 continue onto the beach. Here you’ll find King George whiting, squid, tommy ruff, garfish, silver trevally, and some beautiful australian salmon.

Carpenters Rocks

The tiny coastal town of Carpenters Rocks is north of Port MacDonnell and provides exceptional fishing and diving locations. Cast out from the shore or take the boat out. You’ll find some Australian salmon, King George whiting, squid, tommy ruff, garfish and silver trevally.

Lower Glenelg River


Nothing beats a day on the river. Head to Donovans on the Lower Glenelg River to catch some freshwater fish. Pack an esky and set up for the day near the floating jetty and BBQ area.  If you’re lucky you might be having mulloway, bream, estuary perch or mullet for lunch.

Although you don’t need a fishing licence, Victorian fish size and bag limits apply.

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Extreme Fishing Charters

Extreme Marine Charters

Extreme Marine Charters are all about making your fishing charter experience as unique and memorable as possible. Take your pick of southern bluefin tuna and albacore, deep sea fishing, or reef fishing charters.

Limestone Coast Charters

Limestone Coast Charters

Jump on board with a third generation professional lobster fisherman. Limestone Coast Charters offer full or half day tours for trawling or reef fishing. They also offer exclusive bird-watching and marine tours, scenic tours, and sunset cruises for the romantics.

Port MacDonnell Fishing Charters

Port MacDonnell Fishing Charters provide a range of fishing experiences, including deep sea fishing, reef and bottom fishing, mako shark fishing and coastal tours. Whether you’re a single or a group, charters can be personalised.

Southerly Fishing Charters

Southerly Fishing Charters

Priding themselves on being a family run business, Southerly Fishing Charters can take you out for all kinds of fishing trips and marine tours. Whether you’re  inexperienced, experienced, a sightseer or a bird watcher, you’re sure to have great day out at sea.

Fishing is actively managed in South Australia by the Department of Primary Industries and Resources SA.
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