My family and I went to Wallaroo and stayed there for 3 days and 2 nights for fishing and relaxing at the beach. The drive to Wallaroo did not take more than 2 hours from Adelaide. We rented a cabin for our stay there. The cabin is near the beach and jetty.
At the beach where people can play in the water or sunbathing has shades which is good place to hide from the blazing sun especially in the afternoon since no coconut tree will ever grow there.
Wallaroo has a long jetty that able people to further the distance of fishing out at the sea from the beach. In the morning, we can have some shade away from the sun from things (i.e. plank material, ect) which has been line up on the right side of the jetty. However no shade in the afternoon and you are at the mercy of the sun.
Early in the morning while the sun is rising we went to catch some crab (crabbing) and we got a very good catch. We found this is the best time to catch crab.
Pull the net faster before the crab got away! This was my sisters first experience catching crab so as they still lack some skill many crabs got away. Luckily we caught so many crabs that the ones that got away was not miss.
Everynight in Wallaroo we were eating crabs and fish so much. I think we caught more than 40 big size blue swimming crab when we were there.
My husband and I think that Wallaroo is one of the best place to go crabbing as crabs here are big and have more compact meat inside the shell compared to other places that we had gone crabbing before. We also caught many mackerals in the afternoon on two consecutive days, roughly more than 40 fish a day. Other fish that were caught as well was 3 legal size of travelly and a snapper that my husband had to throw back into the sea because it length was not still legal. We also caught other type of fishes that I don't know the names but we had no luck with squid this time. When we reached home, I had to re-organize our freezer so I can keep and squeezed in all the crabs and fish we brought back from Wallaroo. Another thing I like in Wallaroo beach is that there is a separate jetty for people to swim and dive in where fishing is not allowed. I did not get the chance to play splash at this jetty because my husband,my mother and sisters was so excited and absorb with fishing and crabbing that I don't have somebody to take turn to watch Ilhan and baby Rayyan for a while. But it was fun playing with the kids on the shallow water and it is Rayyan first dip in the seawater.
My husband and I got my mother addicted to fishing and crabbing from this trip. My mother got hooked with fishing on our first day when everytime we cast our fishing line the fish eat the bait immediately. It was like fishing marathon, my husband and I were busy putting bait on the hook for my mother and sisters and helping them to cast the fishing line as well as they still don't know how to use the fishing rod. We had so much fun and we are planning to bring them fishing and crabbing again.
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