Salisbury Fishing Report

Fishing Report Channel 9 & Spot On Fishing Tackle  13 September 2018

Weather conditions have made it hard to get offshore this week.

With changeable conditions about, please check weather updates before heading out.

Bream – Closures are in place now check PIRSA web site for more info. Sea run fish are coming in now in reasonable numbers. West Lakes, St Kilda channel and Port River, Snowden’s beach, Outer Harbor Breakwater, Onkaparinga and Hindmarsh Rivers.

Crabs – Get your crab nets and rakes ready. Sand & Blue crabs will be around soon so try the Black Pole, Semaphore Reef area and Brighton Jetty. We should start to see more about the northern beaches as the weather warms up. Remember to return undersized and female crabs with eggs to the water.

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

King George Whiting – Try inshore spots, Brighton, Hallett Cove, The Broadway, Grange Tyre reef, Footy park grounds and West Beach, out from St Kilda, The Goannas, Port Gawler, Black Pole, Silt ground and Semaphore reef.

Tommies – Best at high tide late afternoons and into the night at Pt Noarlunga, Brighton, Grange and Semaphore Jetties.

Squid – Squid may be a bit slow until the weather improves and waters clear. North Haven, Goannas, The Black Pole, West Beach, Marino rocks, Seacliff, Hallett Cove, Brighton and Glenelg jetties are the best options.

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.

Snook – Use white lures at night under jetty lights. Torrens Island, St Kilda Channel end and Brighton Jetty.

Salmon Trout – Please ensure they are of legal size limit.  Port River, Torrens Island cutting and Snowden’s Beach, West Lakes, St Kilda & Outer Harbor breakwaters, Seacliff corner, Onkaparinga Mouth and Noarlunga Jetty.


Squid – Livingstons Bay (South East), The Bluff wharf, Second Valley, most Yorke Peninsula jetties, Ardrossan, Point Riley, Rapid Bay, Port Lincoln (Nth Shields), Pt Neil Jetty (At Night), Tumby Bay Jetty (At Night) (West Coast).

Snapper – Ardrossan grounds, Troubridge Point, Victor Harbor, Cape Jervois, Edithburgh, the banks off Corny Point, Aldinga, Myponga wreck and Point Lowly rocks. Some Ruggers are about off shore at Cowell, Pt Neil and Arno Bay (West Coast)

King George Whiting – Try Port Victoria, Point Soutar, Point Turton, Copper Coast, Port Vincent, Venus Bay, Streaky Bay, Coffin Bay (Farm Beach), Pt Lincoln (Nth Shileds and Taylor’s Landing) (West Coast).

Mulloway – Glenelg River (Just below the bridge has done well this week) (South East), Murray Mouth, Salt Creek and the Coorong (Upper Reaches).

Garfish – Cape Douglas, Livingston’s Bay, Pelican Point, Po0rt MacDonnell Breakwater (Sth East), Ardrossan, Port Hughes, Point Turton, Edithburgh, Stansbury and Wallaroo.

Yellowfin Whiting – Port Vincent, Wallaroo, Moonta, Port Broughton, Ardrossan, Black Point, Cowell and Pt Lincoln (Limani Hotel and Stenross).

Tommies –  Port MacDonnell breakwater (Sth East), Cape Jervis, Pt Vincent marina and wharf, Marion Bay Jetty, Stenhouse Bay Jetty, Pt Turton, Pt Hughes, Moonta, Wallaroo, Encounter Bay and Rapid Bay Jetty.                   

Mullet – Wallaroo Marina, The Goolwa Channel, Pt Vincent, Stansbury, Marion Bay and Pelican Point.

Salmon – Coorong, Morgan Beach, Wallaroo, Far West Coast, (West Coast) and Beachport Salmon Hole (South East).

Bream – Glenelg River (Estuary), Hindmarsh River and Onkaparinga River.

Shark – Brown’s to Piccininni beaches (Watch out for weed) (South East), Victor Harbor, Granite Island and Goolwa Beach.

Flathead – Try the shallows around Corny Point.

Fresh water

Fish should start to become more active now that the weather is starting to show signs of spring.

Murray Cod – Swan Reach, Blanchetown through to Renmark.  (Trolling ban started 1/8/18). See for more information.

Callop – Shrimps for bait may still be hard to find. Scrub worms, Night crawlers and Tiger worms are available at most Spot On Stores. Some Murray River Locations are still worth a try though, including Swan Reach, Blanchetown, Moorook, Morgan, Walkers Flat, Berri and Katarapko.

Redfin – Warren Reservoir - Larger fish being more active for those who are patient. (A fishing permit is required.) Please do not leave any rubbish behind.

Carp – Torrens River and Lake, Big carp are starting to show up with the better weather. They are surprisingly good smoked and also make great bait for crabs, salmon & snapper.

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.