Edithburgh, South Australia

Edithburgh tides
Edithburgh coastline
SA fishing regulations
SA marine parks

NOTE: Special snapper rules apply in South Australia – more info here.

Edithburgh is on the east side of the “foot” of Yorke Peninsula, about a three-hour road trip from Adelaide.

The town’s small jetty punches above its weight for tommy ruffs and squid. Night fishing is best.

King george whiting are caught from the jetty, and occasional salmon and snapper.

Edithburgh has a modern boat harbour with all-tide multi-lane ramp.

Most local species can be caught at Troubridge Shoals, Tapley Shoal and Marion Reef, but currents can be strong and fishing is best done at the turn of the tide.

This is an area that should only be fished by boat in ideal weather.

Some good KG whiting are caught within the bay.

Gar are dabbed at night in calm summer weather, preferably when there is no moon.

Flounder are speared in shallow areas.

Rocks between Edithburgh and Troubridge Point produce salmon, snook, snapper and squid.

Not far from Edithburgh, the long jetty at Port Giles produces loads of tommy ruffs, chow, squid and slimy mackerel. The jetty has produced snapper in years past.

The jetty is closed when grain is being loaded.

Salt Creek Bay at Coobowie has mostly yellowfin whiting, mullet and flounder.

There is a tyre reef 3km off Giles Point.

Edithburgh GPS Marks

Giles Tyre Reef
Approx 35 02.715S 137 47.483E

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Some external videos filmed around Edithburgh are featured below.

Edithburgh fishing

Edithburgh jetty tommies

Edithburgh offshore

Port Giles drone footage

Port Giles diving with seals

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