Salisbury Fishing Report

Fishing Report Channel 9 & Spot On Fishing Tackle  24 May 2018


King George Whiting – Try Wirrina grounds, Brighton, Hallett Cove, The Goannas, Port Gawler, Black Pole, Silt ground, Semaphore reef, Norma Wreck and St Kilda.


Mullet – West lakes, North Haven & St. Kilda Breakwater, Middle Beach/Port Gawler, Torrens outlet, Grange, Sellicks, Somerton/Seacliff Beaches and Port Noarlunga Jetty.


Salmon Trout – Please check the sizes as some can be confused with Salmon Trout, West Lakes, at St Kilda & Outer Harbor breakwaters, North Haven, Port River, Barker Inlet, Snowden’s Beach, Hallett Cove, Onkaparinga Mouth and Waitpinga Beach.


Mulloway – Please ensure any ‘live baits’ used are over the legal size. Try West Lakes, Port River (upper reaches), Barker Inlet, Henley Beach and Onkaparinga River mouth.


Squid – Squid will improve as the water clears after the recent blowy weather. Try North Haven, Goannas, The Black Pole, Marino rocks, Seacliff, Hallett Cove, Port Noarlunga, West Beach, Brighton and Glenelg jetties.


Bream – West Lakes, St Kilda channel and Port River, Outer Harbor Breakwater, Onkaparinga River Mouth, Hindmarsh River.


Snapper – Goannas, Outer Harbor Channel edge (from the rocks), Snowden’s beach rocks, Port Gawler, Grange tyre reef (off Glenelg), Seaford reef, Myponga Wreck, Aldinga drops and off Wirrina Cove.




Squid – The Bluff wharf, Second Valley, most Yorke Peninsula jetties, Point Riley, Rapid Bay, Port Lincoln and Tumby Bay Jetty (West Coast).


Snapper – Pt Neill (West Coast), Green and Danger Points, (South East), Ardrossan grounds, Troubridge Point, Victor Harbor, Cape Jervois, Edithburgh, The banks off Corny Point, Aldinga and Myponga wreck.


King George Whiting – Closed season started 1st -31st May at some locations. Check for more info. Try Port Victoria, Point Turton, Wallaroo, Port Hughes, Port Vincent, Coffin Bay Jetty, Pt Lincoln (North Shore and Proper Bay), Tumby Bay (West Coast), Green and Danger Points and Port MacDonnell Breakwater (South East).


Mulloway – Glenelg River (Around the Caves) (Sth East), Murray Mouth, Tauwitchere, Salt Creek and the Coorong (Upper Reaches).


Garfish – Livingston’s Bay, Cape Douglas, Carpenter Rock, Nene Valley, (Sth East), Port Neil, Arno Bay (West Coast), Ardrossan, Port Hughes, Point Turton, Edithburgh, Stansbury and Wallaroo.


Yellowfin Whiting – Port Lincoln (North Shore), Port Neill, Arno Bay, Cowell, (West Coast), Port Vincent, Wallaroo, Moonta, Ardrossan and Black Point.


Tommies – Marion Bay Jetty, Pt Turton, Cape Jervis and Rapid Bay Jetty.


Tuna – Cabbage Patch (Small in size), Offshore Coffin Bay, (West Coast), Off Port MacDonnell (around the 40 – 70mt line, Although some still smaller than average), Marion Bay and Pondalowie.


Flathead – Pt Lincoln (National Park) and Port Neill (West Coast).


Salmon – Sleaford, Wanna, Millers Hole (West Coast), Beachport Salmon Hole and Cape Banks (South East).


Pipi – Season is open with plenty on Goolwa Beach. See for more information. Please adhere to the recreational limits.


Fresh water

Fresh water species tend to feed up more at this time to build fat reserves to last through the winter when food can be hard to find.


Murray Cod – Swan Reach, Blanchetown through to Renmark.  (catch and release only). See for more information.


Callop – Most river locations are reporting reasonable catches of callop. Shrimps are a great bait to use. Most Murray River Locations are still worth a try, including Swan Reach, Blanchetown, Moorook, Morgan, Walkers Flat, Berri and Katarapko.


Redfin – Warren Reservoir. While there are still lots of small fish about, some larger ones may bite for those who are patient. (A fishing permit is required.) Please do not leave any rubbish behind.


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


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