Glenelg Jetty Fishing


Adelaide is known for its white sandy beaches and calm waters. Apart from swimming and the watersports, the coastal landscape is also highly suitable for recreational fishing. Anglers don’t have to leave the metropolitan area if they want to catch some fish. There are plenty to be found on jetties, riverbanks, rocks, inlets and beaches located within the city limits. With that said, here are some of my favourite fishing spots in Adelaide.


Glenelg is one of the most popular destinations in the Adelaide metropolitan region. Apart from a white sand beach, the beachside suburb also has plenty of attractions and activities. Best of all, the beach is only 20 minutes from Adelaide.

The historic Glenelg Jetty is a popular fishing spot. You’ll be able to fish with panoramic views of the white sand beach and catch the sunset at the end of the day. If you’re lucky, you might even spot some dolphins in the water in the summer.


Similar to Glenelg, Henley Beach is also a famous tourist destination along the metro coastline. You can fish along the white sand beach or the jetty. The 220-metre jetty is also very spacious, so there’s plenty of room for anglers. Since it extends all the way to the St Vincent Gulf, you’ll be able to access and fish in deeper waters. A variety of fish are available including crabs.


Port Adelaide River, also known as Port River, is a large tidal estuary on the eastern part of St Vincent Gulf. Near the Birkenhead Tavern and Outer Harbour are some of the popular fishing spots in the area.


West Lakes is another popular fishing destination in the metro. The waterway has 12 artificial floating reefs to improve and sustain fish habitats as well as promote best practices when it comes to recreational fishing. Most anglers prefer to fish in the southern part of the lake.


West Beach may be quieter and not as bustling as the other beaches in Adelaide, but it’s still a popular destination for recreational fishing. The training wall and marina breakwater are famous fishing spots in Adelaide. There is also a boat ramp if you want to fish in open water.

These fishing spots in Adelaide are just a taste of what South Australia has to offer. With a 4,000-km coastline, there are a lot more beaches and waterways suitable for recreational fishing. I like the fact that I don’t have to venture out too far as there are more fishing locations within the Adelaide metropolitan region and I don’t even need a boat as there are a lot of opportunities to catch fish along the coastline.



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Jackson Williams
Jackson Williams

Jackson Williams has been fishing around Australia for 20 years and loves his home region of far north Queensland.