NOTE: Special snapper rules apply in South Australia – more info here.
Southend is at the southern end of Rivoli Bay, with surf, rock, jetty and boat fishing.
A highlight is bush camping near the beach in Canunda National Park , with mulloway (summer), salmon and mullet (winter) and gummy sharks, all a chance in the surf.
Southend boat ramp is exposed. Southend jetty is worthwhile for bread and butter, including squid.
Beachport is at the north end of Rivoli Bay.
Beachport’s boat ramp is poor at low tide.
For boaters, Ringwood Reef is almost 2km long and lies just 6km off Beachport, while West Rocks and Lipson Rock are 4km out.
All produce snapper, trevally, squid, sweep and mulloway, as well as many of the inshore species mentioned earlier.
Beachport has a superb jetty – at 772m (formerly 1.2km) it is the second longest in South Australia, covering a vast expanse of shallow water.
Squid, mullet, salmon, tommies, gar, bream, whiting and mulloway are caught.
The best local fishing beaches are the aptly named Salmon Hole and Glen Point Beach.
The water is often very clear at these beaches, making for good lure fishing. Mulloway are chance off the beaches, but rays are often first to the bait.
Bowman Scenic Drive gives access to much of the coast.
Beachport Conservation Park has great coastal scenery, camping, 4WD tracks and fishing.
Rivoli Bay fishing GPS marks
West Rock 37 31.118S 140 01.577E
Ringwood East 37 32.054S 140 02.473E
Ringwood West 37 32.172S 140 01.746E
‘Three Mile’ 37 31.513S 139 58.443E
Lipson Rock 37 30.767S 140 02.303E
Sherbert Rock 37 31.232S 140 03.839E
De Mole Reef 37 29.661S 140 02.048E
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