Salisbury Fishing Report

Fishing Report Channel 9 & Spot On Fishing Tackle  16 March 2018

POMS – Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome

To reduce the risk of POMS spreading PIRSA Fisheries has implemented a ban on the removal of all bivalve organisms  (oysters, mussels, cockles, razor fish etc.) from the Port River until further notice. These should not be taken for any purpose including bait or berley. Also wash down boats before moving to another area. For more info contact

Blue Crabs –  Black pole area, Port Gawler and northern beaches are still producing as well as Largs, Semaphore, Grange, Henley, Glenelg and Brighton Jetties, North Haven Drops, Semaphore Reef.

Snapper – Goannas, Port Gawler, Outer Harbor Channel edge, Grange tyre reef (off Glenelg), Seaford reef, Myponga Wreck, Aldinga drops and off Wirrina Cove.

Garfish – Horseshoe Reef through to Somerton, Glenelg, most metro jetties, West beach drops, Black Pole, North Haven grounds and northern drops including Goannas.

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

Mulloway – West Lakes, Port River (upper reaches), Henley Beach and Onkaparinga River mouth.

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

Salmon Trout –West Lakes, St Kilda & Outer Harbor breakwaters, North Haven, Port River, Snowden’s Beach, Barker Inlet, Onkaparinga Mouth and O’Sullivan beach.

Mullet –West lakes, North Haven Breakwater, Torrens outlet, Port Noarlunga Jetty, Middle Beach and Port Gawler. Also surf beaches like Waitpinga.

Bream - Outer Harbor Breakwater, Onkaparinga River Mouth, Hindmarsh River, Normanville & Myponga River, St Kilda channel and Port River.

Yellowfin Whiting – Sellicks, Somerton through to Marino, West Beach,  Tennison, North Haven, St Kilda breakwater, Thompson’s Beach & Middle Beach shallows and the metro jetties.


Crabs - Blue and Sand – 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 of decent Bluey’s coming from Pt Lincoln (Mostly at the town jetty and Wharf but everywhere around the Port Lincoln bays)

Squid – The Bluff wharf, Second Valley, most Yorke Peninsula jetties, Point Riley, Rapid Bay, Pt Lincoln (Wharf), Pt Neill and Tumby Bay Jetties.

Snapper – Danger Point, Pelican Point, Off Port MacDonnell, (Sth East), Coffin Bay, (Along the reef),(West Coast), Ardrossan grounds, Victor Harbor, Cape Jervois, Edithburgh, The Banks off Corny Point, Aldinga and Myponga wreck.

King George Whiting – Port Victoria, Point Turton, Wallaroo, Port Hughes, Port Vincent, Coffin Bay, Pt Lincoln (Proper Bay), Arno Bay and Tumby Bay (West Coast).

Mulloway – Murray Mouth, Goolwa Beach (night), Salt Creek, Brown Beach, Glenelg River (Donovan’s through to the Estuary), off Danger Point (Sth East) and the Coorong ( Upper Reaches).

Garfish – Livingston’s, (Sth East), Pt Lincoln (Main Wharf and Town Jetty), Tumby Bay (West Coast), Ardrossan, Port Hughes, Point Turton, Edithburgh, Stansbury and Wallaroo.

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

Tommies – Pt Lincoln (Wharf and Town Jetty at night) Moonta Jetty, Marion Bay Jetty, Pt Turton, Cape Jervis and Rapid Bay Jetty.

Tuna – Victor Harbor through to Beachport off shore, Marion Bay and Pondalowie.

Mullet – South End Jetty (Sth East)

Snook – Coffin Bay, Pt Lincoln (Wharf) and Tumby Bay

Pipi – season is open now and plenty on Goolwa Beach see for more information. Please adhere to the recreational limits.

Fresh water

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

Callop – Most river locations are reporting nice catches of callop

Shrimps are a great bait to use. Hot spots this week Swan Reach. Morgan, Blanchetown, Mannum, Walkers Flat and Waikerie.

Redfin – Warren Reservoir. Lots of small fish but there are some big ones in there as well for those who are patient. (A fishing permit is required.) Please do not leave any rubbish behind.

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

Warren, Bundaleer and Aroona Dam are all open for fishing but a permit is required. Available on-line at Recfish SA and the permit covers all three locations .