Fishing at Venus Bay, South Australia

Venus Bay is an ideal place to fish, surf, explore, or just relax. Situated on the Eyre Peninsula – named ‘Australia’s Seafood Frontier’ – and for good reason.

There are plenty of opportunities to find a sheltered spot and catch Salmon or Whiting. Many areas of Venus Bay can be quite shallow at low tide, influencing the success of your efforts.

An assortment of fish are caught in our protected bay including:

  • King George Whiting
  • Tommy Ruff (Herring)
  • Flathead
  • Salmon Trout
  • Trevally
  • Snook
  • Garfish
  • Squid.

These can be caught either in a boat or just off off the jetty as the Marine Park status does not affect recreational fishing in the area.


Venus Bay Jetty

Venus Bay has a 100m-long curving jetty with strong tidal currents off the jetty.  A great place to fish with kids, with Trevally, Salmon and Tommy Ruffs plentiful in the day or night.

Nearby beaches

Talia Beach and Talia Caves

Mullet and salmon trout are popular here, as well as larger species. More suited to experienced fishers, beware of this stretch of beach due to strong swells and sometimes deep channels near the beach.

Mount Camel

Often boasting large numbers of Salmon at this relatively small beach with beautiful views and deep gutters close to the shoreline. You can often see sections of reef.

Port Kenny Jetty

It’s a smaller jetty than others in the area although you can still net a decent catch when the conditions are right.

Larger Vessels – in the Great Australian Bight “the Bight”

If you have a larger vessel you can catch some bigger species in the Bight (just out of the bay) including:

  • Snapper
  • Salmon
  • Nannygai
  • Sweep

We have a boat available for hire from the park. Click here to find out more. 

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