Salisbury Fishing Report

Combined Fishing Report  Spot On Fishing Tackle  12 September 2019


Fishing in general should improve with this week’s spring weather. Blue crabs are coming in closer now. We are already hearing from boaties and rakers of some being about. 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 – Black Pole, Semaphore Reef, Thompsons Beach and the northern beaches for raking if weather permits. Check sizes. 

Salmon – Port Noarlunga, Maslins, Southport, West Lakes, St Kilda breakwater, Port River (northern reaches), North Haven rocks. Waitpinga, Morgan’s Beach, Cape Jervis, Goolwa Beach, Murray Mouth and Carrickalinga. 

King George Whiting – The Goannas, Port Gawler, Black Pole, , 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 Quarantine station to North Arm junction, Barker Inlet and Onkaparinga River mouth. Please ensure any ‘live baits’ used are over the legal size. 

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

Squid – 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. 

Sand Crabs – Brighton, Semaphore, Henley and Grange jetties. 

Mullet – Grange and Henley Jetties, Hindmarsh Island channel. 

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

Tommies – Port Noarlunga, Brighton, Glenelg, and Henley Jetties best after dark. Rapid Bay also has a few schools occasionaly. 

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 – Venus Bay, Pt Neil, Arno Bay (West Coast), The Bluff wharf, Second Valley, Wirrina, most Yorke Peninsula jetties, Edithburgh, Ardrossan and Point Riley. 

King George Whiting – The banks out from Point Turton, The Pines, Port Victoria, Point Soutar, Copper Coast, Port Vincent, Port Lincoln (The Passage), Venus Bay and Coffin Bay (Farm Beach) (West Coast). 

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

Tuna – Nice fish off Shore Port MacDonnell (Reports to 40 to 120kg) (South East). 

Garfish – Spread throughout most South East regions, 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. 

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 – Nobles Rock through to Beachport Salmon Hole (South East), Pt Lincoln (North Shields) and Tumby Bay (West Coast). 

Yellowfin Whiting – Pt Lincoln (North Shields to 42cm) (West Coast). 

Bream – Glenelg River (McLennans point) (South East) 

Snook – Pt Lincoln (North Shore), Pt Neill, Arno Bay and Tumby Bay (the Group) (West Coast). 

Shark – (Gummy) Browns Beach, Green Point (South East) and Coffin Bay (Farm Beach) (West Coast). 

Tommies – Venus Bay, Pt Neil and Arno Bay (West Coast) 

Fresh water 

Callop – We should see more action with the warmer weather ahead. 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 – Swan Reach, Blanchetown through to Renmark.  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 Brighton, 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. 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