Located halfway between Adelaide and Melbourne the District offers recreational fishers the opportunity to fish in the pristine fresh waters of the Glenelg River or launch a boat and explore the rugged waters of the Southern Ocean.
The Glenelg River is the place to go for fresh water fishing adventures.
It forms as a natural boundary between South Australia and Victoria and offers many spots to fish up and down the river, however on the South Australian side there are two great spots to throw a line in.
Donovans, a small community located on the banks of the Glenelg River has a fantastic new floating pontoon for recreational fishers, which accompanies nearby boat ramp access.
Dry Creek, just up river, is another great spot with a boat ramp, offering a chance to catch bream, perch and mulloway on soft plastics or live bait options, depending on what you are chasing.
Both sites offer shade under gum trees, shelters, BBQ’s and toilets.
You can also fish from the Port Macdonnell Jetty, which will score you King George Whiting as well as Mackerel and Tommies.
If heading out into the ocean is more your thing, The District Council of Grant operates two boat ramps at Port MacDonnell and Black Fellows Caves and from here you can fish for Bream, Mullet and Whiting.
The Port MacDonnell Offshore Angling Club also run an annual Tuna Competition in late April to early May and this attracts many return competitors each year.
But it’s not just the fishing that makes this a great place to visit. With so much to see and do in an around the District and the rest of the Limestone Coast, it really is a destination that has it all.
Located amongst a backdrop of spectacular scenery and impressive coastlines, the District really is a place where you can launch a boat, canoe, walk, fish, swim, bird watch, or relax and simply enjoy nature. Certainly something for all the family in this Council area.
The accommodation available is as varied as the fishing, with free camping, caravan parks, boutique accommodation, bed and breakfasts, self-contained accommodation and hotels.
Whatever your choice in fishing and recreation in an around water, the District Council of Grant has it covered,
Explore more at Council’s website www.dcgrant.sa.gov.au