Salisbury Fishing Report

Fishing Report Channel 9 & Spot On Fishing Tackle  16 August 2018

Fishing this weekend could be hampered by wintery weather. A bit of rain and windy weather stirs up the water and can attract fish closer into metropolitan waters.

Salmon Trout – Please check sizes to ensure they are of legal limit.  Port River, Barker Inlet, Torrens Island and Snowden’s Beach, West Lakes, St Kilda & Outer Harbor breakwaters, North Haven, Hallett Cove, Onkaparinga Mouth and Noarlunga Jetty.

Bream – Try West Lakes, St Kilda channel and Port River, Snowden’s beach, Outer Harbor Breakwater and Hindmarsh River as well.

Mulloway – Please ensure any ‘live baits’ used are over the legal size. Mulloway often follow salmon trout and mullet schools into the Port River System. Jervois Bridge Port River (upper reaches), Barker Inlet. Try West Lakes and Onkaparinga River mouth.

King George Whiting – Usually improves after windy weather and the cooler temperatures have bought in some larger fish now. Try shallow spots, Brighton, Hallett Cove, Footy park grounds and West Beach, out from St Kilda, The Goannas, Port Gawler, Black Pole, Silt ground, Semaphore reef and Norma Wreck.

Tommies – Best at high tide late afternoons and into the night at Pt Noarlunga, Grange and Semaphore Jetties.

Squid – Squid may be a bit quiet until the waters clear. North Haven, Goannas, The Black Pole, Marino rocks, Seacliff, Hallett Cove, Brighton and Glenelg jetties are the best options.

Snapper – Goannas, Outer Harbor Channel edge (and from the rocks), Snowden’s beach rocks, Grange tyre reef (off Glenelg), Seaford reef, O’Sullivan Beach, Myponga Wreck, Aldinga drops and off Wirrina Cove.

Mullet – West lakes, North Haven, St Kilda Breakwater, Torrens outlet, Grange, Somerton/Seacliff Beaches, Port Noarlunga Jetty, Hallett Cove and Onkaparinga Mouth.


Squid – The Bluff wharf, Second Valley, most Yorke Peninsula jetties, Ardrossan, Point Riley, Rapid Bay, Port Lincoln (Town Jetty, Proper Bay, Nth Shore) and Tumby Bay Jetty (West Coast).

Snapper – Ardrossan grounds, Troubridge Point, Victor Harbor, Cape Jervois, Edithburgh, the banks off Corny Point, Aldinga, Myponga wreck and Point Lowly rocks.

King George Whiting – Try Port Victoria, Point Soutar, Point Turton, Wallaroo, Port Hughes, Port Vincent, Farm Beach, Pt Lincoln (Nth Shore), Pt Neil and Arno Bay (West Coast).

Mulloway – Glenelg River (Some smaller fish about Taylors straight) (Sth East), Murray Mouth, Salt Creek and the Coorong (Upper Reaches).

Garfish – Ardrossan, Port Hughes, Point Turton, Edithburgh, Stansbury and Wallaroo.

Yellowfin Whiting – Port Vincent, Wallaroo, Moonta, Ardrossan, Black Point, Cowell (Franklin Harbour) and Pt Lincoln (Limani Hotel).

Tommies – Pt Vincent marina and wharf, Marion Bay Jetty, Stenhouse Bay Jetty, Pt Turton, Pt Hughes, Moonta, Wallaroo, Encounter Bay, Cape Jervis and Rapid Bay Jetty.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Mullet – Coffin Bay, (West Coast), The Goolwa Channel, Pt Vincent, Stansbury, Marion Bay and Pelican Point.

Salmon – Coorong, Morgan Beach, Wallaroo, Sheringa, Locks Well, Talia, Mt Camel, Coffin Bay (Talia, Almonta), Pt Lincoln (Sleaford, Wanna), Tumby Bay (Second Creek), (West Coast), Beachport Salmon Hole and Oil Rig Square (South East).

Bream – Glenelg River (Donovan’s) (Sth East), Hindmarsh River and Onkaparinga River.

Salmon Trout – Coffin Bay (West Coast)

Fresh water

Fishing is still fun on the river but hook ups are more scarce now  that the water temperature has dropped. There are some nice fish out there for those who are patient.

Murray Cod – Swan Reach, Blanchetown through to Renmark.  (Trolling ban started 1/8/18). See for more information.

Callop – Most river locations are reporting slow catches of callop. Shrimps are harder to find. Most Murray River Locations are still worth a try though, including Swan Reach, Blanchetown, Moorook, Morgan, Walkers Flat, Berri and Katarapko.

Redfin – Warren Reservoir - Some larger ones may bite for those who are patient. (A fishing permit is required.) Please do not leave any rubbish behind.

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

Beetaloo Dam, Warren, Bundaleer and Aroona Dam are all open for recreational fishing. A permit is required and available on-line at Recfish SA. The permit covers all four locations.