Port MacDonnell is located on the South East coast of South Australia, also referred to as The Limestone Coast. The town is known for its extensive rock lobster fleet and the big Southern Bluefin Tuna.

Port MacDonnell Fishing Charters was established in 2000 and is the longest operating charter fishing business out of Port MacDonnell.
Your skipper Jason has been commercial and recreational fishing the local area for over 30 years. We welcome everyone aboard our vessel Jaymar Star, a 43-foot fibreglass Randell hull with 500hp Volvo motor. We have seating, private toilet, the best fishing equipment, music and a BBQ.

We provide a service for experienced and inexperienced anglers, families and children, bird watchers and sightseers.

We put in a 110% effort to make sure your day is enjoyable and as successful as possible. We take pride in handling the fish you catch by bleeding, gilling, gutting and storing in salt water ice slurry to ensure quality eating fish. Then we fillet your fish at the end of the day. We can also weigh your fish if you catch a big one.

We can also arrange accommodation for you or a group, and soon we will have our own accommodation available.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates on catches.

Jason Fulham with 140kg Southern Bluefin Tuna



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Useful information

Please take the time to browse our website as it contains most relevant information, however if you have any unanswered question then please contact us. We are more than happy to assist you with any enquiries.

We are happy to recommend where the fishing may be at its best at a particular time of year but your choice of destination is always accommodated providing conditions permit.

What to bring

Remember sunglasses, hat, beanie, wet weather gear, warm clothing, rubber boots, sturdy footwear, camera and video camera. BYO alcohol is welcome (please note responsible drinking is a requirement on every charter).


All bookings require a payment of $300 within 7 days to confirm the booking. Failure to pay the deposit may result in the booking to be cancelled.


If a cancellation of your charter booking is made 15 days or more from departure you will receive a 100% full refund.

If cancellation of charter is made 1 - 14 days prior to departure, sorry there is no refund of deposit.


The southern coast off Port MacDonnell can experience rough weather. Your skipper has the freedom to decide if the charter must be cancelled, have a later departure time or whether the trip may be returned home.

If your charter is cancelled prior to departure due to bad weather and charter cannot be rescheduled a full refund will be returned.

Medical/Dietary Requirements

It is the responsibility of the clients onboard to inform the skipper of any medical requirements (including food allergies and special dietary needs) prior to departure. All clients are responsible for their own medication.

Port MacDonnell Fishing Charters may take photographs on the vessel and publish the photographs on the website, television, or written media for promotional purposes. Please advise the skipper if you do not want any photographs taken for such purposes.

yes, we do gift vouchers!

Fishing charter gift vouchers make the ideal gift for almost every occasion - buy a voucher for one of our fishing experiences from the family or friends combined.

Fishing gift vouchers can give that memory of a lifetime.

All your vouchers can be purchased directly from us.

How to buy a gift voucher

Contact us by filling in the contact page or phone Jason on 0428 382 483.

We can post or email your gift voucher.

Gift vouchers do not expire.