King George Whiting (KGW) is a premium species within South Australia's fisheries, but stocks are under pressure.
New recreational fishing arrangements were introduced in late 2016 to improve the stock status and help ensure sustainable fishing for this iconic species.
In order to protect the sustainability of the species, we need to better understand the key spawning areas to inform how the species is protected into the future.
Recreational fishers can help protect the sustainability of our iconic KGW by taking part in the King George Whiting Project from 1-30 April 2018.
How do I get involved?
Donate your King George Whiting frames caught from within or adjacent to SA's gulfs and southern straits from 1-30 April 2018.
The frame must include the remaining head, body, gut cavity and fish skeleton post filleting.
Take the frame either freshly caught or frozen to your local participating 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 prizes courtesy of Strike 1 Fishing Charters, Mustard, and Shimano. The prizes are a charter boat trip, a selection of quality Mustard fishing gear, and two Shimano fishing reels.
Your donated frames will provide important information on KGW reproductive activity, which will help improve our biological knowledge of the species and the key spawning areas.
Participating tackle shops - drop off locations
Cavan - Sportfishing Scene
132 Port Wakefield Rd, Cavan SA 5094
Gepps Cross – BCF Gepps Cross
T6a/720 Main North Road, Gepps Cross SA 5094
North Haven - 4 Sure Bait & Tackle
14 Southern Myth Dr, North Haven SA 5018
Port Adelaide - Port Adelaide Bait and Tackle
310 Commercial Rd, Port Wakefield SA 5015
Salisbury - Spot-on Fishing Tackle Salisbury
1730 Main North Rd, Salisbury Plain SA 5109
Brighton - Brighton Tackle & Bait
535 Brighton Rd, South Brighton SA 5048
Lonsdale - Fishing Wholesalers
200 Dyson Rd, Lonsdale SA 5160
O'Sullivan Beach - O'Sullivan Beach Boat Ramp
Marine Dr, O'Sullivan Beach SA 5166
Seaford - The Scene Seaford
224 Seaford Rd, Seaford SA 5169
St Morris - Gotcha Fishing Tackle
413 Magill Rd, St Morris SA 5068
West Beach - SARDI Aquatic Science Centre
2 Hamra Avenue, West Beach SA 5162
Edithburgh - Edithburgh Surf & Tackle
28 Blanche St, Edithburgh SA 5583
Moonta - Complete Angler Moonta
10 George St Moonta SA 5558
Mount Gambier - Spot-on Mount Gambier
93 Commercial St, 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 Neill - Port Neill Caravan Park
1 Peake Terrace, Port Neill SA 5064
Point Turton - Point Turton Caravan Park
Bayview Road, Point 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
The collaborative project is being led by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), a division of Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA), with RecFish SA.
The major program funder is the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.
South Australia's commercial fishing sector, the Marine Fishers Association, and the South Australian Charter Boat Association are supporters of the program.
- King George Whiting Project Form ()
- King George Whiting Project Poster ()
- King George Whiting fishing limits
Michael Drew, Senior Research Officer (Finfish Fisheries), SARDI Aquatic Sciences
Phone: (08) 8429 0979