Salisbury Fishing Report

Fishing Report  Spot On Fishing Tackle  16 November 2018

Don’t forget to drop in and see us for any tips and advice you need to get out fishing. A reminder that the Snapper ban is in effect  until the15th December. Any snapper caught must be returned to the water asap. Pippi season has now begun from Goolwa Beach.

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Squid – Try the sand patches north of St Kilda, North Haven, Coral patch, Goannas, The Black Pole, West Beach, Marino rocks, Seacliff, Hallett Cove, Brighton and Glenelg jetties are the best options.

Crabs – Sand & Blue crabs are about now so try the Black Pole, Semaphore Reef area, North Haven, Brighton and other metro Jetties. More crabs are coming from the northern beaches as the weather warms up. Remember to return undersized and female crabs with eggs to the water.

King George Whiting – Try inshore spots, Brighton, Hallett Cove, The Broadway, Grange Tyre reef, inshore of Semaphore Reef, John Rob Wreck, and West Beach, Star Wreck out from St Kilda, The Goannas, Port Gawler, Black Pole, Silt ground and Coral Patch.

Yellowfin Whiting – Starting to show along the Adelaide Metro beaches and down to Seacliff, also the Northern beaches from Adelaide.

Garfish – Starting to show up after this bout of wind and warm weather. Off Semaphore and Largs, West Lakes, Torrens Island and metro Jetties.

Bream – Closures are in place now check for more info. Sea run fish are coming in now in reasonable numbers. West Lakes, St Kilda channel and Port River, Snowden’s beach, Outer Harbor Breakwater and Hindmarsh Rivers.

Snook – Use white lures or soft plastics at night under jetty lights. Torrens Island, larger fish off St Kilda Channel end Semi Reef and Brighton Jetty.

Tommies – Best at high tide late afternoons and into the night at Pt Noarlunga, Brighton, Grange and Semaphore Jetties.

Salmon – St Kilda Breakwater, West Lakes, Port River system but also the mouth of the Onkaparinga River, Port Noarlunga if the wind is up.

Mulloway – Please ensure any ‘live baits’ used are over the legal size. Try Trumpeters for bait in the Port River System. Jervois Bridge Port River (upper reaches), Barker Inlet. Try West Lakes and Onkaparinga River mouth.

Kingfish – A couple of fish to 16kg taken from the Port river this week.


Crabs – Crabs are starting to appear at Stansbury, Ardrossan, Pt Clinton, Moonta Bay, Pt Hughes, Wallaroo and Pt Broughton. There are plenty about at Ceduna (Blue Swimmers at Davenport creek), Pt Lincoln (Raking at Proper Bay) and Cowell (Plenty about).

Squid – Livingstons Bay, Cape Jaffa Marina (South East), The Bluff wharf, Second Valley, most Yorke Peninsula jetties, Ardrossan, Point Riley, Rapid Bay, Port Lincoln (About throughout the area in smaller sizes but plenty of squid about).

King George Whiting – Try Port Victoria, Point Soutar, Point Turton, Copper Coast, Port Vincent, Hutt Bay, Nene Valley, Carpenters Rocks, (South East), Coffin Bay (Watch the sizes), Pt Lincoln (Proper Bay, Taylor’s Landing through to north end of Thistle Island), Pt Neil, Arno Bay and Tumby Bay (out deep) (West Coast).

Mulloway – Salt Creek, Far West Coast (Past Ceduna), Murray Mouth and the Coorong through to Beachport, Glenelg River (about the bridge) (South East).

Garfish – Port MacDonnell Breakwater, Cape Douglas, Livingston’s Bay, (Sth East), Ardrossan, Port Hughes, Point Turton, Hardwick Bay, Edithburgh, Stansbury, Wallaroo and Coffin Bay over the west.

Yellowfin Whiting – Port Vincent, Wallaroo, Moonta, Port Broughton, Ardrossan and Black Point. Plenty in the shallows have been caught on poppers over at Cowell.

Tommies –  Cape Jervis, Pt Vincent marina and wharf, Marion Bay Jetty, Stenhouse Bay Jetty, Pt Turton, Pt Hughes, Moonta, Wallaroo, Encounter Bay and Rapid Bay Jetty.                                                                         

Mullet – Wallaroo Marina, The Goolwa Channel, Pt Vincent, Stansbury and Marion Bay.

Salmon – Coorong, Morgan Beach, Wallaroo, Becahport, Port Lincoln (Sleaford and Wanna beaches).

Shark – Coorong, Victor Harbor, Granite Island and Goolwa Beach.

Tuna – Some nice barrels off Port MacDonnell (Sth East) and sightings of a few about the Cabbage Patch (Off Pt Lincoln) West Coast)

Kingfish – Some have been caught around the marina at Port Lincoln and also out from Tumby Bay (West Coast)

Fresh water

Reports from the Riverland that fish are improving with more nice Callop caught this past week.

Murray Cod – Swan Reach, Blanchetown through to Renmark.  (Trolling ban started 1/8/18). See for more information.

Callop – Reports from the Riverland are good. Shrimps are starting to show up more now. Night crawlers and Tiger worms are available at most Spot On Stores. Locations are starting to fire, including Walkers flat, Swan Reach, Blanchetown, Moorook, Morgan, Walkers Flat, Berri and Loxton.

Redfin – Warren Reservoir - Larger fish being more active for those who are patient. (A fishing permit is required.) Please do not leave any rubbish behind.

Carp – A personal bag of over 200lbs was taken from Lake Bonny (Barmera) last weekend by a fishing club member. Torrens River and Lake and of course throughout the Murray River system.

Bundaleer has Silver Perch and Callop.

Beetaloo, Warren, Bundaleer and Aroona Dams are all open for recreational fishing. A permit is required and available on-line at Recfish SA. The permit covers all four locations.