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Recreational Fishing

Recreational fishing is great for your health and wellbeing and is a popular form of outdoor activity that is enjoyed across our district. Fishing is one form of nature-based activity that can be enjoyed throughout childhood, adolescence, adulthood and into our senior years.

South Australian clean marine waters are home to some of the most sought after, premium seafood in the world.

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) fisheries and aquaculture manages South Australia’s fish stocks in partnership with the fishing industry and the community. PIRSA has developed the SA Fishing App, this is a one stop shop for everyone to access information on fishing in South Australia.

The App also give Fishers and members of the pubic the ability to report suspicious or illegal fishing activity to Fishwatch, as well as shark sighting and view reports on specific species.

To download the App visit your app store - Google Play or iTunes


FishWatch helps protect fish stocks by making sure fishing rules and regulation are followed by commercial and recreational fishers.

If you see something that you feel is not right call FishWatch and report it.

FISHWATCH HOTLINE 1800 065 522 – 24 hour hotline for information about:

  • Reporting illegal fishing activities
  • Rules and regulations for recreational fishers
  • Licensing and registration
  • Fish kill, or mass fish die-offs
  • Marine pest

Other FISHWATCH Services

  • Sharks and shark sightings
  • Standard marine mammals

Visit FISHWATCH for more information.

Council responsibilities finish at high tide mark, if you have concern or question about fishing in our waters visit PIRSA Fishing

PIRSA also releases seasonal media releases on coastal shark fishing and behaviour visit PIRSA Media Releases for updates.