Arno Bay is about 550 km by road from Adelaide situated halfway between Whyalla and Pt Lincoln. It has a population of only 250 people and is a very friendly laid back coastal fishing village. Arno has a Hotel, Supermarket and Take Away Cafe so you can get all the supplies you need locally. There a no fuel outlets in Arno, but you can get fuel ten minutes away in Cleve.


Best way to get here:

  • By road from Adelaide via Pt Augusta and Whyalla.
  • By Air flights to Pt Lincoln with Qantas or Rex, then hire car or pick up can be arranged.
  • Don't be in a hurry to get here as there is plenty to see and do along the way.

The Spencer Gulf is home to many different species of wildlife including dolphins, seals, whales, turtles, penguins, seabirds. Of course, at the top of the food chain is the Great White Shark! Some of the best footage ever filmed of Great Whites feeding on snapper in a completely natural environment was captured on Fuzzell’s boat by Andrew Ettingshausen filming Escape with ET.

The Fishing

Arno Bay is home to the unofficial world record snapper of 20 kg or 44 pounds, he is mounted and lives above the bar in the Hotel Arno, 10 kg or 20 pound snapper are a regular catch on bait or soft plastics. Specialising in King George whiting and crabs. All good quality Shimano gear is supplied or use your own if preferred. Keep your catch so bring a big esky.

Sunshine Through The Rain

Fuzz is a freak of nature but he cannot control the weather. Usually up to 20 knots or 30 kmh is fishable, and anything over that is usually advisable not to go out in.  If the charter is cancelled due to weather we will try to schedule another day if that can be arranged. it is always recommended to call two days prior to charter to check on weather and departure times.





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