Salisbury Fishing Report

Fishing Report  Spot On Fishing Tackle  25 January 2019

With the weather being so hot, fishing through the night or early morning will give the best results. Good idea to have an ice slurry to keep your catch fresh and avoid it going ‘off’ in the heat.


Garfish – Try the Black Pole, off Semaphore and Largs, West Lakes, Torrens Island and most metro Jetties. Marino through to West Beach.

Yellowfin Whiting – Abundant from the Northern beaches and from along the Adelaide Metro beaches down to Seacliff. Also try Tennyson, North Haven Beach and the Onkaparinga Mouth. Best baits, seaweed worms and prawns.

Crabs – Black Pole, Semaphore Reef area, North Haven, overnight at Brighton, Grange and other metro Jetties. More crabs are coming from the northern beaches as the weather warms up. Remember to return undersized and female crabs with eggs to the water.

Snapper – Outer Harbor channel for big & rugger size fish, Goannas, John Robb, The Broadway, Port Noarlunga, and Grange Tyre Reef. A reminder that the Snapper spacial closures still apply. Check for more information.

Snook – Use white lures or soft plastics. The shipping channel edge, Black Pole to Barker Inlet, silt grounds, Wonga Shoal, larger fish off St Kilda Channel end Semi Reef and Brighton Jetty.

Squid – Try the sand patches north of St Kilda, North Haven, Coral patch, Goannas, The Bastard Pole, The Black Pole, West Beach, Marino rocks, Seacliff, Hallett Cove, Brighton, Port Noarlunga and Glenelg jetties are the best options.

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

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, West Lakes and Onkaparinga River mouth.

King George Whiting – The Goannas, Port Gawler, Black Pole, Silt ground and Coral Patch. Brighton, Hallett Cove, The Broadway, Grange Tyre reef, inshore of Semaphore Reef, John Rob Wreck, and West Beach, Star Wreck out from St Kilda.

Bream – Fish are about now in reasonable numbers. West Lakes, St Kilda channel and Port River, Snowden’s beach, Outer Harbor Breakwater and Hindmarsh Rivers.

Kingfish – Have moved out from the Port River to off North Haven across to the Outer Harbor Channel.


Crabs – Crabs are about at Stansbury, Ardrossan, Pt Clinton, Port Vincent, Moonta Bay, Pt Hughes, Wallaroo and Pt Broughton. There are also reports of some nice Blue Crabs over the far west coast and Cowell.

Squid – The Bluff wharf, Second Valley, Wirrina, most Yorke Peninsula jetties, Ardrossan, Point Riley, Pt Neill Jetty (West Coast), Livingston’s Bay, Orwell’s Bay, Danger Point and Green’s Point (Sth East).

King George Whiting – Port Victoria, Point Soutar, Point Turton, Copper Coast, Port Vincent, Port MacDonnell Breakwater and jetty, Lighthouse Bay, Gerloff (South East), Coffin Bay (Sir Isaac’s), Pt Neill, Arno Bay and mixed offerings at Tumby Bay (West Coast).

Mulloway – Salt Creek, Murray Mouth and the Coorong (Upper Reaches). Brown Beach through to Piccinni (Smaller sizes), Canunda, Paradise and Green Point (South East).

Garfish – Cape Douglas, Livingston’s Bay, (Sth East), Coffin Bay, Pt Neill Jetty, (West Coast), Ardrossan, Port Hughes, Marion Bay, Point Turton, Hardwick Bay, Edithburgh, Stansbury and Wallaroo.

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

Tommies –  Port MacDonnell Jetty (South East), Coffin Bay (West Coast), 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 and Marion Bay.

Shark – Canunda (South East), Coffin Bay (Offshore) (West Coast), Victor Harbor, Granite Island Murray Mouth and Goolwa Beach.

Tuna – Sighted off Pt MacDonnell, (South East), Coffin Bay (Off Shore), South of Thistle Island, Williams Island, Neptune Island, Cabbage Patch (West Coast), Off Victor Harbor, Saunders and 2kms off  Waitpinga Beach.

Snapper – Piccinni, Paradise Beach, Brown Beach (Sth East), Pt Neill, Arno Bay (West Coast), Back Stairs Passage, Stansbury, Ardrossan Drops. Be aware of special bans in some areas for Snapper. Check with PIRSA for more information.

Flathead – Off shore from Pt MacDonnell (South East).

Salmon – Port Lincoln (Main Wharf, Brennan’s Jetty and some at Town Jetty), Far West Coast beaches (West Coast) and Canunda (South East).

Bream – Glenelg River (South East)

Fresh water

Shrimps are back in reasonable numbers along with yabbies in some regions.

Murray Cod – Swan Reach, Blanchetown through to Renmark.  Not to be removed from the water see for more information.

Callop – Reports from the Riverland have slowed down a bit this last week but that could be that more watersports have taken place than fishing with school holidays in full swing. Shrimps are abundant with Night crawlers and Tiger worms available at most Spot On Stores. Locations reported this week are Swan Reach, Blanchetown, Moorook, Morgan, Berri and Loxton. Also at the Warren Reservoir.

Redfin – Swan Reach, Onkaparinga River, 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 Bonney and Most Murray River locations.

Bundaleer has Silver Perch and Callop.

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.

Check with Recfish SA for size and bag limits.