Salisbury Fishing Report

Combined Fishing Report  Spot On Fishing Tackle  17 October 2019


Find the clean water for better results in the metropolitan area.There is also an alert out for the Asian Paddle Crab. These are quite invasive so if you see one, please contact PIRSA fisheries immediately. For more information follow the link below. 

Blue Crabs – St Kilda, Black Pole, Semaphore Reef, Wonga Shoal, Brighton, Thompsons Beach and the northern beaches for raking if weather permits. Check sizes. 

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

Garfish – Black Pole, off Grange, Semaphore and Largs, Port Gawler, West Lakes, Christies Beach, Hallett Cove through to West Beach. 

Bream – Patawalonga, West Lakes Bridges, St Kilda channel and Port River, Snowden’s beach and North Arm. Hindmarsh River in Victor. Annual closure applies until 30th Nov. upstream from South Road Bridge. 

Snook – St Kilda, Section Bank and Outer Harbor breakwater. 

Salmon – Port Noarlunga, Section Bank, St Kilda breakwater, Port River (northern reaches), North Haven rocks. 

Squid – If the water is clear. Goannas, The Bastard Pole, The Black Pole, West Beach, catches from Kayaks at Marino rocks, Seacliff - Hallett Cove and Brighton. Port Noarlunga and Glenelg jetties are the best options. Also try Wirrina or Cape Jervis. 

Tommies – Port Noarlunga, Brighton, Glenelg, and Henley, Semaphore Jetties best after dark. 

Mulloway – Quarantine station to North Arm junction, Port River, Barker Inlet and Onkaparinga River mouth. Please ensure any ‘live baits’ used are over the legal size. 

Snapper – Long Spit, 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. Total Closure to start 1 November 2019 


Squid – Coffin Bay (Farm Beach), Pt Lincoln (Boston Island, North Shore), Arno Bay, Tumby Bay (West Coast), Livingstons Bay, Beachport (South East), The Bluff wharf, Rapid Bay, Second Valley, Wirrina, most Yorke Peninsula jetties, Edithburgh, Ardrossan and Point Riley. 

King George Whiting – Point Turton, The Pines, Port Victoria, Copper Coast, Port Vincent, Port Lincoln (North Shore, September Beach, Spading Cove), Coffin Bay, Arno Bay, Tumby Bay (The Group) (West Coast) and Port MacDonnell Breakwater (South East). 

Mulloway – Glenelg River (South East), Murray Mouth and the Coorong (Upper Reaches) and the far West Coast (70 – 90cm). 

Garfish – Coffin Bay, (Inside the bay)  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. 

Salmon – Inside Murray Mouth, Piccininni, Browns Beach (South East), Pt Lincoln (Millers Hole, Sleaford, Wanna), Coffin Bay (2 – 3kg) and the far West Coast (West Coast). 

Yellowfin Whiting – Port Vincent to Ardrossan. 

Bream – Glenelg River (South East) 

Shark – Green Point, Canunda, Coorong, Off Port MacDonnell, (South East), Coffin Bay (Farm Beach) and the Far West Coast (West Coast). 

Tommies – Coffin Bay (Inside the Bay) (West Coast) and Port MacDonnell Breakwater (South East) 

Flathead – Coffin Bay (West Coast) and Off Port MacDonnell (South East). 

Blue Crabs – Edithburgh, Stansbury, Pine Point, Port Vincent and Copper Coast Jetties. Nice number have also been reported at Cowell with good size crab in the Franklin Harbour and even larger ones off shore. 

SnapperTotal closure starts 1 November 2019. 

Fresh water 

More native fish are becoming active with the start of the warm weather. Shrimps are making an appearance also but at this stage more fish are being caught on worms. 

Callop – Murray River locations including Blanchetown, Swan Reach, Penong, 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 – Not to be removed from the water see for more information. Trolling is banned and Closed season started 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. 

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

 Warren has fired up with the good weather lately.  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. Please do not leave any rubbish behind. 

Check with Recfish SA for Reservoir opening times and size and bag limits. 

Spot On Fishing & Outdoors, 1750 Main North Road, Salisbury Plain 08 8283 3111