Kingston, South Australia

Kingston weather and tides
SA fishing regulations
SA marine parks

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

Kingston is one of South Australia’s crayfish capitals, home of the “big lobster”, but there are plenty of other fish to catch.

The town has sheltered boat launching, an excellent fishing jetty, and rock walls.

Maria Creek has black bream, juvenile salmon and mullet.

For boaters, the local weedbeds have whiting, mullet, garfish, flathead and squid.

Flounder spearing is popular on the sheltered beaches.

The jetty produces scores of tommy ruff and squid, along with mullet and occasional mulloway.

Boats can be launched from the beach by 4WD through to Granite Rocks 19km north of Kingston on Long Beach.

Nation Rock lies about 3km off Long Beach 17km north of Kingston (see GPS), but it can break unexpectedly. Long Beach becomes deep north of Granite Rocks and fishermen looking for mulloway concentrate on this section.

Drive along the beach track and look for likely gutters.

Travel with two vehicles because of soft sand patches.

Long Beach can have piled weed and is fully exposed to the Southern Ocean.

Mulloway are the main target, but salmon, snapper, gummy sharks, school sharks and flathead are caught.

The beach north of Tee Tree Crossing is closed to vehicles from October 24 to December 24. Camping is in marked areas.

Cockles are available.

A sanctuary exists along the beach between lattitudes 36 10.094S and 36 10.094S.

Nation Rock 36 40.912S 139 49.542E
Granite Rocks 36 39.536S 139 51.068E


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Some external videos filmed around Victor Harbour are featured below.

Camping at Pinks Beach

Fishing off the Kingston rock wall

Kington jetty squid fishing

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