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Garden Island Fishing Spot In SA

Updated on December 24, 2016
A portion of an oil painting, of Garden Island.
A portion of an oil painting, of Garden Island. | Source

King George Whiting

This is an image of King George Whiting
This is an image of King George Whiting | Source

Sweet Tasting King George Whiting

The "King George Whiting" is a little sweet tasting. Apparently is very nice, cooked in a little bit of butter, with salt and pepper.

Breathtaking Beauty In South Australia

"Garden Island" is an absolutely stunning natural environment. Located only 25 km, from the central business district of Adelaide, in South Australia. Very popular and well known amongst South Australians, as a perfect place to hook a great fish!

Most anglers like to fish from the north side of the island. There you will find a variety of fish to catch. "King George Whiting", "Herring", "Mulloway" and "Garfish". Now i love to catch fish but really do not like to eat fish, that's just me. I have asked my friends some questions, as to the taste of these particular fish.

"Garden Island" is so fondly thought of by South Australians. Not only does it have the most spectacular ecosystem but also boasts one of the biggest ships graveyards, in the world. Holding 26 wrecks consisting of tug boats, sailing ships, barges and even pontoons.

Many pieces of South Australian history, lay embedded in the deep thick mud. Sharing their resting place, with a fine display of mangrove trees. This is one of two or three mangrove environments, left in Adelaide, South Australia. This is the result, of house and land developments. Head down to the boat ramp. There will be a couple of signs, leading the way to the shipwreck trail.

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The Atlantic Herring

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Herring The Acquired Taste

Herring" by all accounts is a very acquired taste. Could not get an accurate description but saw a lot of faces being pulled. Then i was told, to never try pickled herring.

The Garfish

The Garfish also known as the noodle fish. The Garfish goes by many names
The Garfish also known as the noodle fish. The Garfish goes by many names | Source

The Normal Tasting Fish

Last is the "Garfish" . A quite normal tasting fish, from what they say. No horrible fishy taste to deal with. This fish can be smoked, steamed, barbecued, grilled and pan fried. You can compliment it, with just about anything. Pepper, salt, rosemary, butter, and tomato sauce. the choice is yours.

Mulloway

This is a Mulloway also known as a Jewfish
This is a Mulloway also known as a Jewfish | Source

Mixed Taste Mulloway

"Mulloway" i received mixed opinions about. Some say they loved it. They believe it mulloway is exceptionally nice steamed or grilled. Others on the other hand, believe that mulloway smells and tastes like soap. I expect the first time trying this fish, will be an experience. I kind of wish i was a fly on the wall, to see the expression on the persons face.

The Cockle Shell

A cockle is a much loved food source at Garden Island.
A cockle is a much loved food source at Garden Island. | Source

Fish Love To Eat At Garden Island

The fish in this area like a broad choice of bait. Blood worms, cockles, prawns and even crab. The most popular burlee with South Australians, seems to be "Aniseed". The fish just love it!

The Prawn

A prawn. Much loved eating by South Australian people but the fish enjoy them as well
A prawn. Much loved eating by South Australian people but the fish enjoy them as well | Source

The Crab

In South Australia we have big juicy crabs that you would begrudge giving the fish. They do love it though.
In South Australia we have big juicy crabs that you would begrudge giving the fish. They do love it though. | Source

Bait Suggestions For Fishing At Garden Island

A close up image of a bloodworm. Also known as Glycera (genus).
A close up image of a bloodworm. Also known as Glycera (genus). | Source

The Dolphin Sanctuary In South Australia

Let me also inform you about the "Dolphin Sanctuary". The locals here regularly have the pleasure, of watching dolphins swim freely in the water. I have stood on the eco designed boardwalk and watched the dolphins, swimming right next to the boats. Kayaking trips are available via the link below.

These are valued at $75.00 per person.

The Graceful Dolphin

A beautiful dolphin similar to the one's found at Garden Island in South Australia.
A beautiful dolphin similar to the one's found at Garden Island in South Australia. | Source

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      skellie 4 years ago from Adelaide

      Thanks Mel Carriere. Australia is an outstanding place and I am proud to live here. You will get a shock because it would have changed a lot since then.

      Thanks Skellie

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      Mel Carriere 4 years ago from San Diego California

      I was in Australia almost 30 years ago and I love the people and the place. Hope to return some day. I'll put this place on my list. Great hub!

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      skellie 6 years ago from Adelaide

      Haha enjoy them Apostle Jack :) I love catching them but give them to my hubby to clean and eat. There is nothing like reeling one in though, one of the best feelings in the world. :)

      Cheers Skellie

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      Apostle Jack 6 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      I love to fish them out...and I love to eat them up,bake fried or broil. Matter of fact..i am cooking some now.

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      skellie 6 years ago from Adelaide

      Welcome :) You will not regret taking a look. You see the dolphins swimming around, the whole place is just beautiful.

      Thanks for the stopping by :)

      Cheers Skellie

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      Christine P Ann 6 years ago from Australia

      Garden Island this sounds like a really nice place to visit, I will have to check it out next time I'm in SA.