Salisbury Fishing Report

Combined Fishing Report  Spot On Fishing Tackle  19 July 2019

After a rough few days, the fishing should be much better when it calms again. When the water is clear squid and whiting are biting on recognised grounds. But watch the weather before heading out and if in doubt, stay home and clean your fishing gear. 

Salmon – Some big fish at Port Noarlunga, Onkaparinga Mouth, Southport Beach, West Lakes, St Kilda breakwater, Port River (northern reaches), North Haven rocks. 

King George Whiting – The Goannas, Port Gawler, Black Pole, Silt ground, Semaphore Reef, Wonga Shoal, Coral Patch and Star Wreck out from St Kilda, Brighton, Hallett Cove, The Broadway, Grange Tyre reef and Wirrina grounds. 

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

Bream – Sea run fish should start to enter the Patawalonga, West Lakes, St Kilda channel and Port River, Snowden’s beach, Outer Harbor Breakwater and North Arm. Best baits are live Blood worms, prawns and tube worms. 

Squid – Catches of larger squid from North Haven, Goannas, The Bastard Pole, The Black Pole, West Beach, catches from Kayaks are improving at Marino rocks, Seacliff - Hallett Cove and Brighton. Port Noarlunga and Glenelg jetties are the best options. 

Garfish – Large red bill fish in the inshore grounds try the Black Pole, off Semaphore and Largs, Port Gawler, West Lakes, Torrens Island and most metro Jetties, Christies Beach, Hallett Cove through to West Beach. 

Tommies – Brighton, Glenelg, Henley Jetties best after dark Semaphore also but the fish are smaller. 

Snapper – Goannas, Middle Beach, The Broadway, and Grange Tyre Reef. A reminder that the Snapper spacial closures still apply in some areas. Check for more information. 


Squid – The Bluff wharf, Second Valley, Wirrina, most Yorke Peninsula jetties, Edithburgh, Ardrossan, Point Riley, Pt Lincoln (North Shields, Proper Bay, The Passage), Tumby Bay (The Group), Cowell, Pt Neill and Arno Bay Jetties. (West Coast). 

King George Whiting – The banks out from Point Turton, Port Victoria, Point Soutar, Copper Coast, Port Vincent, Coffin Bay (Farm Beach, off shore and in the bay, Pt Lincoln (The Passage, Louth Bay and National Park), Pt Neill, Arno Bay and Tumby Bay Jetty (West Coast). 

Mulloway – Glenelg River (Dry Creek) (South East), Murray Mouth and the Coorong (Upper Reaches). 

Tuna – Off Shore Port MacDonnell (South East). Ranging from 10Kg to 150kg.  

Garfish – Livingston’s, Nene Valley, Cape Douglas, (South East), Ardrossan, Cape Elizabeth, Marion Bay, Point Turton, Hardwick Bay, Edithburgh, Stansbury and Wallaroo. 

Mullet – The Goolwa Channel and Beach, Parsons and Waitpinga Beaches, Wallaroo Marina, Pt Vincent, Stansbury, Pondalowie Bay and Marion Bay. 

Shark – Off shore Coffin Bay (West Coast), Victor Harbor, Granite Island Murray Mouth and Goolwa Beach. 

Snapper – Back Stairs Passage, Stansbury, Ardrossan Drops and Balgowan. Be aware of special bans in some areas for Snapper. Check with PIRSA for more information. 

Salmon – Canunda, Carpenters Rocks, Beachport Salmon Hole, (South East), far west coast beaches, Talia, Almonta, Gunyah and Pt Lincoln (Sleaford, Wanna, Millers Hole, Boston Bay to Nth Shields) (West Coast). 

Flathead – Far west coast beaches, Pt Lincoln (National Park, North Shields, Louth Bay) and Tumby Bay (West Coast). 

Snook – Port Neill Jetty (West Coast). 

Tommies – Livingstone’s Bay, Nene Valley (South East), Port Neill jetty (West Coast) and Cape Jervis.

Yellowfin Whiting – Cowell (along the beaches) (West Coast). 

Bream – Glenelg River 

Fresh water 

Callop – In the cooler waters Callop may be harder to locate. Murray River locations including Blanchetown, Berri, Morgan, Mannum and Renmark. Night crawlers and Tiger worms are available at most Spot On Stores. Fish are taking lures as well so why not try a few for some casting fun. Set up your bait on one rod and cast a lure while waiting. You might be surprised with the result. A reminder that there are some nice Callop at the Warren Reservoir. 

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

Closed season starts 1st August – 31st December 

Redfin – Murray Bridge, Swan Reach, Onkaparinga River and Warren Reservoir – Lures have been working in reservoirs for those who are patient. (A fishing permit is required in the reservoirs.) Please do not leave any rubbish behind. 

Carp – Good fun to teach the kids how to fish. Torrens River and Lake Bonney and Most Murray River locations. Carp makes good Crab and Snapper bait and remember that they cannot be returned to the river system. 

Warren has Silver Perch and Callop. 

Bundaleer has Trout, 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 Reservoir opening times and size and bag limits.