Salisbury Fishing Report

Combined Fishing Report  Spot On Fishing Tackle  15 May 2019

After the rain this weekend, fishing should improve once the waters clear. King George Whiting closures came into effect from the 1st May check for more information. 

Salmon – St Kilda breakwater, Port River, North Haven rocks, West Lakes, Port Noarlunga and Onkaparinga Mouth. 

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

Squid – North Haven, Coral patch, 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. 

Snapper – Outer Harbor Channel edge, Goannas, Middle Beach, The Broadway, and Grange Tyre Reef. A reminder that the Snapper spacial closures still apply.

Check for more information. 

Bream – Patawalonga, West Lakes, St Kilda channel and Port River, Snowden’s beach, Outer Harbor Breakwater and North Arm. Best baits are prawns and tube worms. 

Garfish – 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. 

Mulloway – Some big fish will be chasing Salmon Trout as their numbers increase. Try Jervois Bridge Port River (upper reaches), Barker Inlet and Onkaparinga River mouth. Please ensure any ‘live baits’ used are over the legal size. 

Yellowfin Whiting – Will start to taper off with the cool weather try Northern beaches, Tennyson, North Glenelg, Brighton. Christies Beach and West Lakes. 

Mullet - St Kilda, West Lakes, Largs through to Pt Noarlunga Jetty shallows, Christies Beach and Aldinga Beach. Try seaweed worms. 


Squid – The Bluff wharf, Second Valley, Wirrina, most Yorke Peninsula jetties, Edithburgh, Ardrossan, Point Riley, Pt Lincoln (Local Jetties, National Park Beaches), Coffin Bay, Pt Neill, Arno Bay and Tumby Bay Jetty (West Coast). 

King George Whiting – Port Victoria, Point Soutar, Point Turton, Copper Coast, Port Vincent, Pt Lincoln (Proper Bay to 40cm, North Shore and local Jetties), Coffin Bay, Streaky Bay, Venus Bay, Pt Neill, Arno Bay and Tumby Bay (Jetty), (West Coast). 

Mulloway – Glenelg River (Sandy Water Hole, Princess Margaret Rose Caves, Hutchesson’s), Murray Mouth and the Coorong (Upper Reaches). 

Tuna – The weather prevented a lot of anglers getting out to target Tuna this last week. (South East), Wedge Island, Saunders and islands off Victor Harbor. 

Garfish – Livingston’s Bay, Cape Douglas, (Sth East), Pt Lincoln, (Local Jetties, National Park Beaches), Venus Bay, Streaky Bay, Dutton, (West Coast), Ardrossan, Cape Elizabeth, Marion Bay, Point Turton, Hardwick Bay, Edithburgh, Stansbury and Wallaroo. 

Tommies – Venus Bay, Streaky Bay, Coffin Bay, Tumby 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.   

Mullett Port Neill, Arno Bay, Pt Lincoln (West Coast), The Goolwa Channel and Beach, Parsons and Waitpinga Beaches, Wallaroo Marina, Pt Vincent, Stansbury and Marion Bay. 

Shark – Green Point (South East), Victor Harbor, Granite Island Murray Mouth and Goolwa Beach. 

Snapper – Port Lincoln (Deeper Waters), Pt Neill, Arno Bay (West Coast), 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 – Beachport Salmon Hole, Carpenters Rocks, Lighthouse Bay, Canunda National Park (Care with vehicles), (Sth East), Pt Lincoln (Surf Beaches) and Coffin Bay (West Coast).

Snook – Port Lincoln (Local Jetties, National Park Beaches), Coffin Bay, Venus Bay, Streaky Bay, Pt Neill, Arno Bay and Tumby Bay (West Coast). 

Yellow Fin Whiting – Cowell, Pt Lincoln (West Coast) 

Flathead – Pt Lincoln (National Park Beaches) (West Coast), Off Pt MacDonnell (South East). 

Fresh water 

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

Callop – Large fish are still about at many river locations. 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. 

Redfin – Murray Bridge, Swan Reach, Onkaparinga River, Warren Reservoir - Larger fish being more active for those who are patient. (A fishing permit is required in the reservoirs.) Please do not leave any rubbish behind. 

Carp – 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 but make great crab bait. 

Bundaleer & Warren have 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.