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Goolwa Cockle Season and the Kuti Shack 2020

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The season is open for collecting cockles at Goolwa Beach and whether you cook with them or use them for bait, it’s a heap of fun collecting your own. Cockle season starts from the 1st of November and goes through until the 31st of May each year. You can dig them out of the sand anywhere along the beach, parking in the beach carpark or at any number of places along this stretch of coast, then head down to the waterline with a bucket and a measure and you’re on your way. But for an even better experience you can’t beat jumping in the 4wd for a trek along the beach, finding a patch of sand all to yourself.

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Freezing your cockles!

We are in November and thoughts are turning to our end of year holiday which involves caravanning, fishing, boating, family, friends, good food and good times. So the preparation starts now.  One of the jobs on the list is to get bait for all the whiting (amongst other fish) we hope to catch, and they love cockles. So now with cockle season open, as of the 1st of November, we headed down to Goolwa Beach on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia.

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Do the Goolwa Beach Cockle Shuffle

Goolwa Beach South Australia

It’s almost that time of year again; cockle season begins at Goolwa Beach from the 1st of November. Cockles in South Australia (also known as pipis in the eastern states) are a popular bait for a huge variety of fish species.  They can also be used in marinara so I’m told, but it’s hard for me to get my head around them being anything other than bait for something better!

Collecting them or “going cockling” is half the fun and a lot less expensive than buying them from bait shops. You will need a four wheel drive to get onto the beach at Goolwa with the entry onto the beach at the Goolwa Beach carpark.  Here you will also see the regulations and size for keeping cockles.

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