is the third largest island in Australia
. It is 112kms southwest of Adelaide
and 13kms offshore from Cape Jervis
. The island is 150kms long and 57kms at its widest point with an area covering around 4,405 square kilometers. The island is free from foxes and rabbits, and has a quarter of its land mass dedicated to protected areas, therefore making the island one of the most un-spoilt refuges in Australia
Fishing SpotsKangaroo Island
offers plenty of fishing opportunities from its numerous beaches, rivers, jetties and bays. One of the popular spots is Kingscote
which has one of the few jetties that yield consistent numbers of king george whiting, tommy ruff (herring), big snook
, trevally and squid. Bream can be landed from Cygnet River which is south of Kingscote
. Bay of Shoals
is a protected inlet that is abound with whiting, Australian salmon and flathead. There is a nice jetty at Vivonne Bay
where you can land trevally and mackerel, whilst salmon and flathead can be caught on the reefs. West Bay
on the western tip of Kangaroo Island
can provide catches of groper, rock cod and big snapper from the rocks.
When fishing for bream, target around creeks and especially behind sandbars as they usually occupy these spots. In regards to king george whiting, use light gear (2 to 4kgs main line, No. 4 longshank hook with light running sinker) and focus towards the deep channels and holes during low tide. Fishing from the rocks of West Bay
, heavy gear and lines are needed to deal with the potential big groper or snapper strike.