Point Sinclair, South Australia

South Australia’s Point Sinclair is a great fishing spot, with a small granite headland protecting a sandy bay with a public jetty, with beaches on either side of the headland.

Point Sinclair is about 845km by road from Adelaide, 20km from Penong.

The jetty and bay form Port Le Hunte, with the “port” protected from westerly winds by the headland.

The former wheat-loading jetty is now used solely by recreational fishermen and other recreational visitors.

There is good fishing from the jetty for squid, gar, tommies and passing salmon.

Seaweed grows close to the beaches along much of this coast, with king george whiting a chance for landbased fishos.

Port Le Hunte beach and other beaches in the area have tidal rocky reef which makes for interesting fishing.

The unsealed road from Penong ends at bluffs overlooking Port Le Hunte, with a track leading to the jetty, and a camping area between the bluffs and a seawall.

This area features coastal cliffs, blowholes and sand dunes with some stunning beaches.

There is a toilet block at the jetty, and a shark net at the jetty for swimmers.

Boaters launch from the relatively sheltered beach near the jetty and can moor just off the beach in calm conditions.

There is plenty of rough ground to fish 4km south of the point, and 6km out lies Sinclair Island.

Beware breaking waves over and around reefs at all times.

Nearby Cactus Beach is a popular surfing beach with a lot of inshore reef that produces good salmon fishing, with a chance of mulloway and snapper, but being one of the most popular surf beaches in Australia perhaps makes it less of a fishing destination.

A marine park sanctuary exists to the north of Cactus Beach.

This is white shark territory, something to keep in mind if berleying from a small boat or going for a swim. There is a protective shark net at the jetty.

Here is the SA seasonal fishing calendar for various fish species.

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Point Sinclair tides
Cactus Beach on Beachsafe
SA fishing regulations
SA marine parks

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

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