Stick Line Holder


South Australian Maritime Museum

South Australian Maritime Museum
Port Adelaide, Australia

Timber line holder with string fishing line.

This object is an example of the type of equipment used in recreational fishing in South Australia. This hand line may have been used to fish off a jetty or river bank. Anglers often made their own line holders, lures, and tackle boxes from recycled materials. From the beginning of European settlement fishing has been the most popular recreational activity in South Australia, with people line fishing for whiting, snapper, tommy ruffs and garfish from jetties, beaches and boats, and netting for mullet and black bream. Strict size and bag limits now apply for recreational fishers for crustaceans as well as scale fish.


  • Title: Stick Line Holder
  • Date Created: 1915-01-01/1935-12-31
  • Provenance: Home made line holder. Donated by Harold Marsden in 1985.
  • Subject Keywords: fishing, Sport
  • Rights: CC-BY, photographer: Peter Bushell

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