The first European to set foot in the area was Mathew Flinders in 1802, followed by the explorer Edward John Eyre who passed through in 1839. He named the local river, Broughton, after William Grant Broughton, the first Anglican Archbishop of Australia. Pastoralists attempted farming the scrubby land in the 1850s until the 1869, when the land was sold off in acre lots that saw the creation of Port Broughton.
Port Broughton is a small coastal town located on the Yorke Peninsula on the eastern coast of Spencer Gulf some 170 kms north west of Adelaide. Roughly 2 hours drive from Adelaide will see you arrive to this popular fishing destination. There are 2 pubs, a post office and various shops to meet your needs and accommodation can be found at the caravan park, either of the 2 pubs, the Sea Haze Villas or local houses that are rented.
Snapper from the continental shelf migrate to this area to spawn in the months of October to March with large schools of fish ranging from the minimum legal size of 38 cms to monster 15 kilo fish can be caught. These fish feed on spawning Blue Swimmer Crabs that also come into the gulf at this time of year.
We offer single or multiple day fishing charters for up to 5 people per day. All fishing gear is supplied along with good quality bait and berley. If you prefer your own equipment, bring it along.
Soft plastics and hard bodied lures such as the Lucanus jig have gained momentum in Sth Aus in recent years and they can certainly enhance the Snapper fishing experience. Our customers from Sydney are experts with this type of fishing and it is very interesting watching their technique. The most memorable being Stan who caught an 8kg snapper on what was a Barra Frog, he called it Jimmy Legs ( see photo gallery).