Fishing in the District

The District abounds with secluded sandy beaches and rocky headlands. Tumby Bay and Port Neill both have jetties for the land based angler. For the boating enthusiasts both towns have good boat ramps. Above all, get local advice about where they are biting.

A unique marine sanctuary located 12 nautical miles east of Tumby Bay, the Sir Joseph Banks Group of Islands is a breeding ground for a large variety of sea birds, seals, dolphins and fish with King George Whiting the most sought after. This beautiful chain of islands is one of the marine wonders of the world and is a marine conservation park. It offers a range of lovely sheltered bays, golden sandy beaches and reefs teeming with marine life, and a day trip will provide the visitor with a memorable and rewarding experience. Charter boats offer cruises for the sightseeing, fishing and diving enthusiasts.

Snapper, tommy ruff, garfish, flathead, squid, mullet and rock species are all commonly caught in the district.

Fishing Charters / Hire

For information on local fishing charters, boat and bicycle hire

Recreational Fishing in SA Marine Parks

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Tumby Bay is a beautiful coastal township of 1200 residents, who have chosen to establish livelihoods, raise families and retire in a safe and serene environment.

Contact us

District Council of Tumby Bay

Cnr Mortlock Street and West Terrace

PO Box 61, Tumby Bay SA 5605