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Fishing with Wallaby Bob

Night fishing with Alex and son

With more than 30 years experience fishing Kangaroo Island waters, both as a professional and amateur, Wallaby Bob will create for you whatever fishing experience you would like while holidaying on KI.

On offer are:
  • Night fishing tours
  • Beach or rock fishing tours
  • Charter boat arrangements
  • Fishing gear and boat hire
  • On-site fish equipment

Night Fishing Tours


Stroll along the sandy beaches and small reefs and appreciate the diversity of marine creatures living in our local waters. Select an assortment of seafood for your eating enjoyment.
Wallaby Bob will provide three hours of peaceful wading through our pristine waters that awakens the hunter/gatherer in us all.
These tours are designed for small groups of 2-4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (children must be supervised by an adult at all times), and operate (subject to weather conditions) from 9.30pm till 12.30am, October to April.
For those staying elsewhere without cooking and/or keeping facilities, Wallaby Bob may offer to help clean, fillet and freeze your catch for later or, time permitting, barbecue your catch for you on return to Wallaby Bobs from your tour.


Old boots/shoes (fully enclosed)
Long trousers
Water bottle
Warm clothing
And your appetite!!

Adult reef shoes and wetsuits are available for hire


Adults: $40.00 each
Children (under 15): $20.00 each

Unlike most tours we offer a NO FISH / NO PAY policy

Beach and Rock Fishing Tours

North or south coast, beach or rock fishing, with his knowledge of the best places for shore fishing and access to miles of coastline, some through private property, Wallaby Bob can take you to safe fishing places whatever the weather. All equipment can be supplied.

Charter Boat Arrangements

Among Our Friends on KI is a charter boat operator operating out of American River,  Tory M, who offers Wallaby Bobs guests discount on tours. Wallaby Bob can also arrange fishing charters out of Kingscote, Emu Bay and Western River Cove for those keen on deep water fishing off the North and North West coast of kangaroo Island.

Fishing Gear and Boat Hire

Wallaby Bobs offers a range of fishing rods, complete with reels and traces, and crab nets for hire:
  • Small rods @ $8 per day
  • Surf rods @ $12 per day
  • Crab nets @ $5 per day each

Hire Boats

Boat Deposit Hire per day Adult carrying capacity
Tinnies $400.00 $100.00 3 person
4.5 mtr $400.00 $150.00 4 people
Single Kyak $100.00 $60.00 per 1/2 day 1 person

A boat licence is required to hire the motor boats and a refundable deposit. Adult and childrens life jackets and all safety equipment included.

On-Site Fish Equipment

Wallaby Bob is happy to teach guests how to clean and fillet their catch. We will also freeze fish individually on trays for later use or to take home. There is an on-site fish cleaning and filleting station, a crab/crayfish cooker and a fish smoker.