Salisbury Fishing Report

Fishing Report Channel 9 & Spot On Fishing Tackle 15 December2017


Snapper – Season opens in most regions from midday 15th December but spatial closures remain in spawning areas until 31st Jan. 2018.see for more information.

Snapper should be on all the recognised grounds by now. Try Grange tyre reef off Glenelg, the Broadway, Goannas, Pipes, Seaford reef, Aldinga drops and Wirrina. (Just in time for a nice Christmas feed).

Blue Crabs – Please return female crabs with eggs to the water. Reports are coming in from metro jetties, North Haven Drops, Semaphore Reef, Black pole area, Port Gawler and Northern beaches. Please ensure you refer to current boat and size regulations.

Yellowfin Whiting – Good sizes & numbers this last week at Somerton through to Marino, St Kilda breakwater, Northern beaches Thompson’s Beach & Middle Beach shallows.

Salmon Trout – 4.3kg fish was caught in West Lakes southern end, St Kilda & Outer Harbor breakwaters, North Haven, Port River, Snowden’s Beach, Barker Inlet, Port Noarlunga, Onkaparinga Mouth and O’Sullivan beach.

Mulloway – Some nice fish taken at West lakes (southern end early morning) and Port River (upper reaches).

King George Whiting – Please ensure your size in legal (32cm). Try Wirrina grounds, Brighton, Hallett Cove, The Goannas, Port Gawler, Silt grounds,  Black Pole grounds, Semaphore reef, Norma Wreck, West Lakes & St Kilda (about 2km out).

Garfish – Most metro jetties, West beach drops, North Haven grounds and northern drops including Goannas.

Snook – Glenelg, Brighton jetty, Somerton, Silt Grounds, Largs and Semaphore drops, St Kilda Channel end, North Arm, Wirrina and Hallett Cove.

Squid – North Haven, Port Gawler, The Black Pole, Marino rocks, Seacliff, Hallett Cove, Port Noarlunga, West Beach, Brighton & Glenelg jetties.

Bream - Onkaparinga River Mouth, Hindmarsh River, Normanville & Myponga River, St Kilda channel, West lakes, Port River, Pt Gawler, Outer Harbor Breakwater.


Blue Crabs – Stansbury, Pt Vincent, Ardrossan, Wallaroo, Moonta Bay, Pt Hughes, Pt Victoria and most beaches in the northern raking areas. Over at the west coast good reports are coming in from Cowell.

King George Whiting – Port MacDonnell Breakwater, Carpenter Rocks, Green Point (South East), Port Victoria, Stansbury, Point Turton, Wallaroo, Port Hughes, Cape Elizabeth, Port Vincent, Coffin Bay, Thistle Island, Pt Lincoln (Town Jetty and Wharf), Arno Bay, Pt Neill and Tumby Bay.

Mulloway – Far west Coast, Ardrossan, Murray Mouth, Goolwa Beach (night), Salt Creek, Canunda, Glenelg River (Below the bridge), Coorong channels and Gleeson’s Landing.

Garfish – Port Broughton, Port Hughes, Point Turton, Edithburgh, Stansbury and Wallaroo.

Mullet – Goolwa channel & Murray Mouth, Pt Vincent, Edithburgh, Marion Bay and Pt Turton.

Squid – The Bluff wharf, Second Valley, most Yorke Peninsula jetties, Livingston’s (South East),The Bluff, Rapid Bay and Tumby Bay.

Shark – Gummy and School – Along the South East coast line, Murray Mouth and far West Coast.

Yellowfin Whiting – Port Broughton, Port Vincent, Wallaroo, Moonta, Ardrossan and Black Point.

Salmon –  Waitpinga and Parsons Beaches, Morgan’s beach, Coorong channels, Salt Creek, Point Riley and Canunda (South east).

Tommies – Pt MacDonnell Breakwater (South East), Moonta Jetty, Marion Bay Jetty, Tumby Bay, Cape Jervis and Rapid Bay.

Tuna – Tuna have been sighted within the Port Lincoln bay regions, Wharf area and Point Donnington. This is a great opportunity for boaties with Tinnies or Trailer boats who would not normally have access to these great fish.

Pipi - Season is open now at Goolwa see for more information.

Fresh water

Murray Cod - Season closure and Trolling ban started 1st August until 31st December.

Callop – Most river locations are reporting nice catches of callop

Shrimps are about right now as the river temperature rises. Hot spots this week Morgan and Blanchetown.

Redfin – Warren Reservoir. (A fishing permit is required.)

Carp – Big carp are biting throughout the river and backwaters. Carp is good smoked and also make great bait for crabs, salmon & snapper.