Eyre Peninsula

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I want to spend a couple of weeks on the Eyre Peninsula. I've done some research into places to camp and fish, they all sound fantastic. I'm now seeking local knowledge and experience as to nice quiet caravan parks near to good fishing spots (land based), also the best time of year to fish. We are self sufficient experienced campers with an offroad camper .
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 at 18:16

Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 at 18:16
Hi mchapo

How far over do you wish to go. The further west you go, the better the fishing.


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Follow Up By: mchapo - Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 at 20:39

Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 at 20:39
Thanks Stephen, mate I've got plenty of time now that I'm retired so distance is no problem. What is the best time of year ,Summer?
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 at 18:20

Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 at 18:20
Coffin Bay National Park (Point Sir Isaak) or anywhere along the West coast up to Streakey. Free camp is the way to go.
Lots of great spots. I suggest you take a day or 3 to explore and pick a couple that suit you.

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Peter
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Follow Up By: mchapo - Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 at 20:40

Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 at 20:40
Looks great Peter_n_Margaret will definitely check it out, thanks.
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Reply By: RobAck - Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 at 19:07

Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 at 19:07
You have plenty of choice and not enough time so a few suggestions. Port Lincoln is quite civilised but Tumby Bay has a nice caravan park that will suit your needs. Coffin Bay offers plenty and you can jump from Tumby to there in an easy few hours drive. From there you can wander along the coast to Streaky Bay with one of the nicest caravan parks right beside the bay and from there head out past Ceduna to Fowlers Bay where the fishing is about the best on the West Coast of SA. The guys who own the caravan park to fishing charters and have plenty of local knowledge

Rob
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Follow Up By: mchapo - Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 at 20:37

Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 at 20:37
Great, thanks RobAck, this backs up my findings too. I've got plenty of time to check them all out. Is Summer the best time down there?
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Follow Up By: RobAck - Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 at 20:41

Sunday, Mar 16, 2014 at 20:41
Summer is pretty darned hot but if you are by the ocean certainly more pleasant, particularly in one of the parks mentioned. By the way there are plenty of nice bays with small villages between Streaky and Ceduna to explore and all for the fisho.

Our preference is more Autumn to Spring when the weather is milder and the fishing, according to our local experts is much better

One other suggestion is to visit the Yorke Peninsula as you head West if you are travelling along the main highway. Yorke's also has some pretty good fishing

Rob
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 00:39

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 00:39
Sorry disagree. I spent many hours fishing both the yorke and eyre penninsulas and came to the conclusion it was far better to drive 3hours more to the west coast of the ep than fish the yorke
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Reply By: get outmore - Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 00:46

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 00:46
Ok heres just one tip for you . Its probabally signpisted now but you used to have to know where it was..
Head to talia beach and theres a spot before you get there called the wash tub. About 200m north of there is the ledge.
A ledge down from the edge but well above the water going straight down into deep water.
You cant see it unless your right at the edge looking down.
Probabally easy to find now but was always a goid spot to fish deep water out of the wind
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Reply By: Sigmund - Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 08:39

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 08:39
Lincoln NP is pretty quiet and has some great views. King George whiting was being caught on the W side when we were there in Dec.

If you're interested in aquaculture the boat tour out of Pt Lincoln is fascinating.
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Reply By: Member - silkwood - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 22:11

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 22:11
You have to book and pick up a key from Lincoln, but Memory Cove is a beautiful spot with only (about) five camp spots. Caught a few good flathead off the beach, saw a sea lion, shark and a couple of big rays playing in the surf.

Coffin Bay is magic, particularly camping in the park next to the beach.

Streaky bay is a good caravan park spot with easy access to launch a boat (or the boat ramp about ten minutes away) and a few flathead off the beach.

Lovely area. Cheers,

Mark
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