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Fishing off Kangaroo Island can be tough for a newcomer what with limited access and so much water to explore, where do you start? I might need a little help to get out there and find the fish!
But the rest of you certainly had a good holiday catches judging by the photos you sent us.
Highlights would have to be an excellent run of southern bluefin tuna off the South Coast, with both the commercial boys from Port Lincoln and local recreational trollers doing well.
The fish have been taking trolled skirted lures readily, it’s just matter of getting out on a good day.
The sand crab catches were great over the holidays with lots of reports of blue swimmers mixed in, including under the Kingscote jetty.
Snapper catches have also been good, both off the eastern end and also some cracking fish have been posted by the Emu Bay charter boat.
Whiting catches as usual have been good around the Island, just remember not to feed the pushy pelicans at Bay of Shoals, some of whom are probably displaced from dying inland rivers.
Those willing to dive into the water have also been getting a great feed of scallops.
The State Government meanwhile is calling for representatives to serve on the new Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council.
Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said he was pleased to appoint experienced recreational fishers - Tracey Tito, John Thomas, Ian Fitzgerald and Graham Keegan to the Council.
“Having received nominations from key recreational fishing organisations I am very pleased to appoint the first four members to the Council,” said Minister Whetstone.
“In addition to the organisational representatives, there will be five individual member positions on the Council for those with expertise in recreational fishing and nominations are now open until February 11.
“This is a unique opportunity to contribute to South Australia’s recreational fishing sector and be a voice for recreational anglers. Of the five individual member positions there will be at least one female member, one inland fisher and one person representing the tackle sector.”
Visit www.yourSAy.sa.gov.au/fishing or stop in at the PIRSA Kingscote office.