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Protecting King George Whiting

King George Whiting is one of SA’s premium species, but stocks are under threat, despite attempts to protect the fish with new recreational fishing arrangements.

In order to protect the sustainability of the species, Primary Industries & Regions SA (PIRSA) has launched the King George Whiting Project and is recreational fishers to get involved.

During the month of April, recreational fishers are asked to donate their fish frames, which will then be examined by scientists from SARDI to gather information on the species’ reproduction.

The frame must include the remaining head, body, gut cavity and fish skeleton post filleting.

To participate:

  • Take the frame either freshly caught or frozen to your local tackle shop in your own plastic bag or one provided at the drop off point.
  • Complete the form, including your details and where you caught the fish, and insert into the bag.

All participants will automatically go into a draw to win  a charter boat trip, an Engel 100 litre esky, and two Shimano fishing reels.

Participating tackle shops – drop off locations:

Edithburgh – Edithburgh Surf & Tackle
28 Blanche St, Edithburgh SA 5583

Hayborough – Tacklebusters Discount Fishing Tackle
289 Port Elliot Rd, Hayborough SA 5211

Moonta – Complete Angler Moonta
10 George St Moonta SA 5558

Mount Gambier – Spot-on Mount Gambier
14 Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier SA 5290

Penneshaw – Fuel and Hardware
52 Thomas Wilson Street, Penneshaw SA 5222

Port Lincoln – Spot-on Port Lincoln
39 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln SA 5606

Port Lincoln – Tackle World Port Lincoln
16-18 Hallett Pl, Port Lincoln SA 5606

Port Turton – Port Turton Caravan Park
Bayview Rd, Port Turton SA 5575

Solomontown – Wardle Marine Port Pirie
98-104 Main Rd, Solomontown SA 5540

Wallaroo – Complete Angler Wallaroo
3 Owen Terrace, Wallaroo SA 5556

Whyalla – Whyalla Sportfishing Scene
31 Playford Ave, Whyalla SA 5600