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Book with Balgowan Fishing Charters to explore the rich, deep water rarely fished by anyone else off Balgowan in South Australia’s Spencer Gulf

Welcome Aboard Balgowan Fishing Charters

Get ready for a full day fishing experience heading up to 30 nautical miles into Spencer Gulf aboard Wild Thing, our 10.4m Clayton Galant. 

This is the smart way to plan your full-day fishing experience, so you can safely fish the treasures of the Gulf.

A full day charter involves leaving the Balgowan boat ramp around 7am and returning about 4pm, although this can be tailored to a groups needs if that suits all. 

We supply all your needs for the day with quality Shimano fishing gear, all the tackle/bait required, sun tan cream, soft drinks, and water.

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Frequently Asked Questions

These are a few of the Frequently Asked Questions that come up in conversation. There are plenty more on our FAQ page.  We’re always happy to chat with you when booking a fishing charter with us, but hopefully these FAQs will cover off the most important questions.

The turn off to Balgowan Road is located about 4km north of Maitland on the Spencer Hwy where Balgowan Road turns into Main Street as you enter Balgowan 14km down Balgowan Road. Balgowan boat ramp is located at Warrenne point at the very western end of Main Street Balgowan.

We generally leave the ramp about 7am but can leave earlier or later to suit the clients. We are usually hitting the ramp around 4pm but happy to stay out later to suit or if the fishing has been hard to ensure the esky is full.

Balgowan Fishing Charters target King George Whiting with many different other species as bycatch during the day. Read more about King George Whiting here.

You are certainly welcome to bring some alcohol of your choice on board. Of course, we encourage sensible drinking and the crew needs to be zero but nothing better than celebrating an awesome day on the cruise back to the ramp with a cold beer.

Catching snapper is something we would love to do, but with the current laws we are forbidden to target or keep them. Where we fish it is impossible to not have some bycatch of snapper and I cannot remember a day where we did not see some. The situation with snapper in Spencer Gulf is a real worry and for more detail read the full article here.

Whether we cancel or not depends on many factors that we go into a lot more detail in this Blog. But basically when the wind is forecast is over 15 knots for most of the day we do not go. More information in our blog.

Glenn from Balgowan Charters with a fish

Meet The Balgowan Charters Team

Balgowan Charters is run by 2 mad keen anglers Glenn (pictured) and Tim. Both have been fishing their whole lives so you are relying on nearly 100 years of fishing experience

The charter has been successfully running for over 20 years with over 1000 charters worth of very happy fishos so you can be confident we will put you onto the fish no matter what the conditions and time of year.

Full Day Fishing Charters

Our full day charters are $300 per head and can take up to 12 customers. Perfect for that corporate day to impress your customers or look after your valuable employees.

We can always fit small groups on with others so either get a group together and charter the whole boat or get in touch and we will get singles/ small groups on board.

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Balgowan Fishing Charters Gallery

Here is a random collection of images captured from on board Wild Thing during some of our Balgowan Fishing Charters adventures.

You’ll see more of these on our Facebook and Instagram feeds and we love it when you share your pictures and videos and tag us.

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