Salisbury Fishing Report

Fishing Report Channel 9 & Spot On Fishing Tackle  19 July 2018

Another blood worm run was last Monday night this may have an effect on fishing for a week or so


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

King George Whiting – Cold weather has bought some larger fish closer now. Try shallow spots, Brighton, Hallett Cove, out from St Kilda, The Goannas, Port Gawler, Black Pole, Silt ground, Semaphore reef and Norma Wreck.

Bream – Sea run fish are starting to come in now. West Lakes, St Kilda channel and Port River, Snowden’s beach, Outer Harbor Breakwater, Hindmarsh River.

Tommies – High tide late afternoons into the night Pt Noarlunga, Grange, Semaphore Jetties.

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

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

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

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


Squid – The Bluff wharf, Second Valley, most Yorke Peninsula jetties, Ardrossan, Point Riley, Rapid Bay, Port Lincoln (Proper Bay, Town Jetty and North Shore), Pt Neill, Arno Bay and Tumby Bay (West Coast).

Snapper – Ardrossan grounds, Troubridge Point, Victor Harbor, Cape Jervois, Edithburgh, The banks off Corny Point, Aldinga and Myponga wreck. Also try Point Lowly rocks.

King George Whiting – Try Port Victoria, Point Soutar, Point Turton, Wallaroo, Port Hughes, Port Vincent, Coffin Bay (Dutton Bay), Pt Lincoln (Taylors Island), Pt Neill, Arno Bay and Tumby Bay (The Group) (West Coast).

Mulloway – Glenelg River (Wilsons Hall to Dry Creek and Princess Margaret Rose Caves) (Sth East), Murray Mouth and Salt Creek.

Garfish – Cape Douglas (Sth East), Coffin Bay (Dutton Bay), Port Neill, Arno Bay (West Coast), Ardrossan, Port Hughes, Point Turton, Edithburgh, Stansbury and Wallaroo.

Yellowfin Whiting – Port Vincent, Wallaroo, Moonta, Ardrossan,  Black Point, Pt Lincoln foreshore and Cowell.

Tommies – Pt Vincent marina and wharf, Marion Bay Jetty, Pt Turton, Pt Hughs, Moonta, Wallaroo, Encounter Bay,  Cape Jervis and Rapid Bay Jetty.

Mullet – Pt Vincent, Stansbury, Marion Bay, Nene Valley and  Cape Douglas (South East).

Tuna – Although no reports this week, there are signs with plenty of birds in the areas off shore from Port MacDonnell. Also try Marion Bay and Pondalowie.

Salmon – Coorong, Morgan Beach, Wallaroo, Pt Lincoln (Sleaford and Wanna), far west coast at Locks Well, Mt Camel, Beachport Salmon Hole, Canunda and Cape Banks (South East).

Bream – Glenelg River (Estuary Sandflats).

Shark – Green and Danger Points, Cape Douglas (South East)  Goolwa Beach.

Flathead – Port Lincoln national park through to Tumby Bay on most accessible beaches.

Fresh water

Fish are starting to become scarce now that the water temperature drops but there are still quality catches for those who are patient.

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

Callop – Most river locations are reporting slowing of callop. Shrimps are harder to find. Most Murray River Locations are still worth a try though, 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. They are 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.