Salisbury Fishing Report

Fishing Report  Spot On Fishing Tackle  15 March 2019

The temperature is looking perfect for a night time crabbing session. Also good for a dabbing Garfish at night.

Crabs – Big Crabs full of meat are the norm at the moment. Black Pole, Semaphore Reef area, North Haven, overnight at Brighton, Grange and other metro Jetties. Remember to return undersized and female crabs with eggs to the water.

Squid – St Kilda grounds, North Haven, Coral patch, Goannas, The Bastard Pole, The Black Pole, West Beach, Marino rocks, Seacliff, Hallett Cove, Brighton, Port Noarlunga and Glenelg jetties are the best options.

Garfish – Warm weather for the weekend will favour garfish. Try the Black Pole, off Semaphore and Largs, Port Gawler, West Lakes, Torrens Island and most metro Jetties. Hallett Cove through to West Beach.

Snook – Where ever you find garfish try for Snook. Black Pole to Barker Inlet, silt grounds, Wonga Shoal, larger fish off St Kilda Channel end Semi Reef and Brighton Jetty.

Yellowfin Whiting – Northern beaches, Tennyson, North Glenelg, Brighton and Metro Jetty shallows. Mullet are in the same areas.

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

Snapper – Goannas, The Broadway, Outer Harbor Channel edge and Grange Tyre Reef. A reminder that the Snapper spacial closures still apply. Check for more information.

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

Mulloway – A 90cm fish was recently caught in West Lakes. Try Jervois Bridge Port River (upper reaches), Barker Inlet and Onkaparinga River mouth. Please ensure any ‘live baits’ used are over the legal size.

Bream – West Lakes, St Kilda channel and Port River, Snowden’s beach, Outer Harbor Breakwater and Hindmarsh Rivers. Best baits are prawns.


Crabs – Crabs are about at Stansbury, Ardrossan, Pt Clinton, Port Vincent, Moonta Bay, Pt Hughes, Wallaroo and Pt Broughton. There are also reports of Blue Crabs at Port Lincoln (Limani to Nth Shields) and Cowell.

Squid – The Bluff wharf, Second Valley, Wirrina, most Yorke Peninsula jetties, Edithburgh, Ardrossan, Point Riley, Pt Neill and Arno Bay (West Coast).

King George Whiting – Port Victoria, Point Soutar, Point Turton, Copper Coast, Port Vincent, Port MacDonnell Breakwater, Cape Douglas, (South East), Streaky Bay, Farm Beach, Inside Coffin Bay, Pt Lincoln (Thistle and Taylor’s Island) and Tumby Bay (West Coast).

Mulloway – Salt Creek, Murray Mouth and the Coorong (Upper Reaches), Piccininni (just legal size) and Glenelg River (around the bridge) (South East).

Garfish – Cape Douglas, Livingston’s Bay, Pt MacDonnell Breakwater, (Sth East), Port Lincoln (Most local bays), Pt Neill, Arno Bay, (West Coast), Ardrossan, Cape Elizabeth, Marion Bay, Point Turton, Hardwick Bay, Edithburgh, Stansbury and Wallaroo.

Yellowfin Whiting – Cowell, (West Coast), Port Vincent, Wallaroo, Point Riley, Moonta, Port Broughton, Ardrossan and Black Point.

Tommies –  Cape Douglas, Livingston’s (South East), 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.       

MulletCape Douglas, Livingstons, (South East), Port Lincoln (West Coast), The Goolwa Channel, Parsons and Waitpinga Beaches, Wallaroo Marina, Pt Vincent, Stansbury and Marion Bay.

Shark – Canunda (At night), 60 Mt line off shore, Piccininni (South East), Victor Harbor, Granite Island Murray Mouth and Goolwa Beach.

Tuna – Rocky and Greenly Islands, Pt Lincoln (Low Rocks, Thistle Island and Williams Island), Sir Isaac’s (West Coast), Wedge Island, Saunders and 2kms off Victor Harbor. Signs are there in the South East so it should not be too long now until Tuna are well into the region. (Sth East)

Snapper – Green Point to Orwell’s Rocks, (Sth East), Back Stairs Passage, Stansbury, Ardrossan Drops and Balgowan. Be aware of special bans in some areas for Snapper. Check with PIRSA for more information.

Bream – Glenelg River (South East)

Salmon – Elliston, Green Beach to Point Drummond, Almonta and Pt Lincoln (Sleaford to Wanna was a bit ‘hit and miss’ last week but some nice fish were caught). (West Coast).

Fresh water

Murray Cod – Swan Reach, Blanchetown through to Renmark.  Not to be removed from the water see for more information.

Callop – Shrimps are abundant throughout the Murray system. Night crawlers and Tiger worms are available at most Spot On Stores. Fish are taking lures as well so why not try a few for some casting fun. Set up your bait on one rod and cast a lure while waiting. You might be surprised with the result. Locations reported this week are Swan Reach, Blanchetown, Morgan, and Berri. A reminder that there are some nice Callop at the Warren Reservoir.

Redfin – Murray Bridge, Swan Reach, Onkaparinga River, 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 – Torrens River and Lake Bonney and Most Murray River locations. Carp makes good Crab and Snapper bait and remember that they cannot be returned to the river system but make great crab bait.

Bundaleer & Warren have 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.

Check with Recfish SA for Reservoir size and bag limits.

A reminder also, when fire bans are in force, the reservoirs are closed for public access.

Old4New Life jacket vouchers available at some boat ramps over the next few weeks check for more info.