Salisbury Fishing Report

Combined Fishing Report  Spot On Fishing Tackle  14 August 2019

It looks like we will have some spring for a few days befor winter sets back in so make the most of it.

Salmon – Port Noarlunga, Maslins, Southport, Southern Metro Coast, West Lakes, St Kilda breakwater, Port River (northern reaches), North Haven rocks. Waitpinga, Cape Jervis and Carrickalinga.

King George Whiting – The Goannas, Port Gawler, Black Pole, Silt ground, Semaphore Reef, Wonga Shoal, Coral Patch and Star Wreck out from St Kilda, Brighton, Hallett Cove, The Broadway, Grange Tyre reef and Wirrina grounds.

Mulloway – Some nice size fish continue in West Lakes. Also 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 – Patawalonga, West Lakes Bridges, St Kilda channel and Port River, Snowden’s beach and North Arm. Best baits are live Blood worms, prawns and tube worms.

Squid – find the clear water for catches of larger squid from North Haven, Goannas, The Bastard Pole, The Black Pole, West Beach, catches from Kayaks at Marino rocks, Seacliff - Hallett Cove and Brighton. Port Noarlunga and Glenelg jetties are the best options.

Sand Crabs – Semaphore, Henley and Grange jetties

Mullet – Grange and Henley Jetties.

Garfish – Large red bill fish in the inshore grounds try the Black Pole, off Semaphore and Largs, Port Gawler, West Lakes, Torrens Island and most metro Jetties, Christies Beach, Hallett Cove through to West Beach.

Tommies – Brighton, Glenelg, and Henley Jetties best after dark Semaphore also but the fish are smaller.

Snapper – Goannas, Middle Beach, The Broadway, and Grange Tyre Reef. A reminder that the Snapper spacial closures still apply in some areas. Check for more information.


Squid – The Bluff wharf, Second Valley, Wirrina, most Yorke Peninsula jetties, Edithburgh, Ardrossan, Point Riley and Pt Lincoln (Stenross, Snook’s Landing, Town Jetty) (West Coast).

King George Whiting – The banks out from Point Turton, Port Victoria, Point Soutar, Copper Coast, Port Vincent, Coffin Bay (Farm Beach to 40cm), Far west coast (Point Drummond and Greens Bay), Pt Lincoln (Boston Bay, The Passage and North Shore), Port Neill/Arno Bay (In close), Tumby Bay (West Coast), Port MacDonald Breakwater, Cape Douglas, Carpenters Rocks and Coles Point (South East).

Mulloway – Glenelg River (Taylors Straight) (South East), Murray Mouth and the Coorong (Upper Reaches).

Tuna – Off Shore Port MacDonnell (South East).

Garfish – We are getting good reports from Kingston SE right through to Port MacDonnell (South East), Port Lincoln (Boston Island) Ardrossan, Cape Elizabeth, Marion Bay, Point Turton, Hardwick Bay, Edithburgh, Stansbury and Wallaroo.

Mullet – Far West Coast (Convention Beach), Pt Lincoln (Wanna) (West Coast), The Goolwa Channel and Beach, Parsons and Waitpinga Beaches, Wallaroo Marina, Pt Vincent, Stansbury, Pondalowie Bay and Marion Bay.

Shark – Off shore South East, Off Shore Coffin Bay (Gummies) (West Coast)), Victor Harbor, Granite Island Murray Mouth and Goolwa Beach.

Snapper – Back Stairs Passage, Stansbury, Ardrossan Drops and Balgowan. Be aware of special bans in some areas for Snapper. Check with PIRSA for more information.

Salmon – Lighthouse Bay to Red Rock Bay, Canunda, Beachport Salmon Hole, (South East), Pt Lincoln (Millers Hole to Wanna) and Far west coast (Locks Well to Talia to 3.5kg) (West Coast).

Flathead – Pt Lincoln (The Passage) (West Coast).

Yellowfin Whiting – Pt Lincoln (North Shore), Tumby Bay and Cowell (Shallows) (West Coast).

Tommies – Far West Coast, (Convention Beach), Port Lincoln (Wanna), Pt Neill jetty (West Coast), Port MacDonnell Breakwater, Cape Douglas and Carpenters Rocks (South East.

Fresh water

Callop – In the cooler waters Callop may be harder to locate. Murray River locations including Blanchetown, Berri, Morgan, Mannum and Renmark. 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. A reminder that there are some nice Callop at the Warren Reservoir.

Murray Cod – Swan Reach, Blanchetown through to Renmark. Not to be removed from the water see for more information. Trolling ban and Closed season starts 1st August – 31st December

Redfin – Murray Bridge, Swan Reach, Onkaparinga River and Warren Reservoir – Lures have been working in reservoirs for those who are patient.

Carp – Good fun to teach the kids how to fish. 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.

Warren has Silver Perch and Callop.

Bundaleer has Trout, 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. Please do not leave any rubbish behind.

Check with Recfish SA for Reservoir opening times and size and bag limits.