Hillocks Drive (Butler’s Beach) offers some of the best beach and rock fishing on Yorke Peninsula, South Australia.
“While best known for seasonal mullet and salmon runs, the Hillocks Drive coastline offers a variety of rock and beach fishing for other species as well.
Salmon schools can turn up at any time, best through autumn and winter. They’re mostly fished from Butlers or Salmon beaches, but can also be caught from rocky outcrops like Gartrells Rocks.
The autumn mullet run is one of the main fishing features of the property, with Butlers and Salmon beaches again the most popular venues.
Rock fishing can yield Sweep and other rock species at any time of year, along with occasional Snapper and King George Whiting. Tommies and Garfish are regularly caught, while Snook and Squid are popular targets in Treasure Cove.
Mulloway aren’t regularly fished for at Hillocks Drive, but Salmon, Coffin and Butler’s Beach can provide legal size fish through summer and early autumn. At the western end of the property, the name Butterfish Bay would suggest that mulloway have been caught there too.
As the Hillocks Drive property faces south towards Kangaroo Island, it is a particularly good venue to fish when the wind is blowing from the northern quarter.”
Writer of the Fishing Report, The Advertiser