Salisbury Fishing Report

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

Blue Crabs – Most Metro Jetties and beaches including Largs, Semaphore, Grange, Henley, Glenelg and Brighton, North Haven Drops, Semaphore Reef, Black pole area, Port Gawler and northern beaches. Please return female crabs with eggs to the water and ensure you refer to current boat and size regulations.

Garfish – Seaford through to Glenelg, most metro jetties, West beach drops, Black Pole, North Haven grounds and northern drops including Goannas.

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

Mulloway – Port River (upper reaches) West Lakes and Onkaparinga River mouth.

Snook – Black Pole across to the Outer Harbor channel, inside from Semaphore reef, St Kilda and the Goannas.

Yellowfin Whiting – Try Sellicks, Somerton through to Marino, West Beach, Tennison, North Haven, St Kilda breakwater, Thompson’s Beach & Middle Beach shallows and the metro jetties.

Bream - Outer Harbor Breakwater, Onkaparinga River Mouth, Hindmarsh River, Normanville & Myponga River, St Kilda channel and Port River.

Snapper - Goannas, Port Gawler, Outer Harbor Channel edge, Grange tyre reef (off Glenelg), Seaford reef, Aldinga drops and off Wirrina Cove.

King George Whiting – Please ensure your size in legal (32cm). Try Wirrina grounds, Brighton, Hallett Cove, The Goannas, Port Gawler, Black Pole, Silt ground, Semaphore reef, Norma Wreck and St Kilda (about 2km out).

Salmon Trout – Starting to thin out now but try St Kilda & Outer Harbor breakwaters, North Haven, Port River, Snowden’s Beach, Barker Inlet, Onkaparinga Mouth and O’Sullivan beach.

Mullet – West lakes, North Haven Breakwater and Torrens outlet.


Crabs - Blue and Sand – Stansbury, Pt Vincent, Ardrossan, Wallaroo, Moonta Bay, Pt Hughes, Pt Victoria and most beaches in the northern raking areas. Over at the west coast good reports are coming from Pt Lincoln (Blue Crabs at Proper Bay, Tulka and Louth Bay).

Squid – Port MacDonnell breakwater, Beachport Jetty, Cape Jaffa Marina (Sth East), The Bluff wharf, most Yorke Peninsula jetties, Point Riley, Rapid Bay, Pt Lincoln Jetty, Louth Bay Jetty and Tumby Bay Jetty.

Snapper – Orwell’s Rocks (Sth East), Ardrossan grounds, Victor Harbor, Cape Jervois, Edithburgh, Aldinga and Myponga wreck.

King George Whiting – Pt MacDonnell Breakwater, Carpenter Rocks, (South East), Port Victoria, Point Turton, Wallaroo, Port Hughes, Port Vincent, Farm Beach, Streaky Bay, Venus Bay, Pt Neill, Arno Bay and Tumby Bay (West Coast).

Mulloway – Murray Mouth, Goolwa Beach (night), Salt Creek, Glenelg River (Sth East) and the Coorong (Tea Tree Crossing). Ardrossan Jetty is also a hot spot.

Garfish – Pt Lincoln (Nth Shields, Pt Lincoln Jetty, Louth Bay Jetty), Streaky Bay, Venus Bay, Coffin Bay Jetty, Dutton Bay, Tumby Bay Jetty (West Coast), Ardrossan, Port Hughes, Point Turton, Edithburgh, Stansbury and Wallaroo.

Shark – Gummy and School – Piccininni through to Brown Beach (Sth East), Coorong, Murray Mouth and Farm Beach (West Coast).

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

Salmon –  Canunda, Beachport Salmon Hole (Sth East), Elliston (West Coast), Waitpinga (A bit ‘hit and miss’), Parsons Beach, Morgan’s beach and Salt Creek.

Tommies – Streaky Bay, Venus Bay, Farm Beach (West Coast), Moonta Jetty, Marion Bay Jetty, Pt Turton, Cape Jervis and Rapid Bay Jetty.

Tuna – Rocky and Greenly Islands, The Four Hummocks, Pt Lincoln (Cabbage Patch, Whalers Way), (West Coast), Marion Bay, Pondalowie  bay and Victor Harbor.

Pipi - Season is open now at Goolwa see for more information. Please adhere to the recreational limits.

Fresh water

Murray Cod - Blanchetown through to Waikerie.  Season has started for catch and release only. see for more information.

Callop – Most river locations are reporting nice catches of callop

Shrimps are a great bait to use. Hot spots this week Renmark, Waikerie, Morgan, Blanchetown, Mannum, Walkers Flat and Swan Reach.

Redfin – Warren Reservoir. Lots of small fish with some big ones as well. (A fishing permit is required.)

Do not leave any rubbish behind.

Carp – Big carp are biting throughout the river and backwaters. Carp is good smoked and also make great bait for crabs, salmon & snapper.