Fishing in Franklin Harbour

Franklin Harbour (Cowell)

One of the safest and best fishing areas in South Australia, Franklin Harbour is a land-locked bay with a narrow entrance through which boats have access to the harbour's calm waters. The sheltered waters of the harbour offer the fishermen spotted and silver whiting, snapper, squid, mullet, flathead, garfish, snook tommy ruff and blue crabs.
Foreshore developments have included deepening of the boating channel and construction of a boardwalk from which you can observe at close quarters the many types of marine and bird life which inhabit this area.  Provision of a sheltered BBQ area including an adventure playground make it an ideal picnic area.





There is now a fishing charter available - for more infomation head to their website at




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