The inagural meeting of the Minister's Recreational Fishing Advisory Council was held this week in Port Pirie.
Primary Industries and Regional Development Minister Tim Whetstone said he was proud to deliver this outcome for the state's recreational fishing community.
"The recreational fishing sector have asked for change, and we delivered with the creation of this new Council," Mr Whetstone said.
"All nine members met with me and we had a positive meeting discussing a number of issues facing the recreational fishing sector," he said.
"I congratulate Graham Keegan on being unanimously appointed as the chair of the council."
A key task of the Minister's council will be to develop a growth strategy for the sector.
"The council will meet face-to-face three times a year, with the opportunity for the Chair to call more meetings if they wish," Mr Whetstone said.
"The council has agreed to a public communique summarising the key outcomes of the meeting, which can be accessed on the PIRSA website," he said.