Salisbury Fishing Report

Combined Fishing Report  Spot On Fishing Tackle  15 November 2019 

Snapper – Total Closure for more information. 

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 – Most Metro jetties, St Kilda, Black Pole (3kms West), Semaphore Reef, Wonga Shoal, Brighton, Pt Gawler, Thompsons Beach and the northern beaches for raking if weather permits. Check sizes. 

Yellowfin Whiting – Brighton, Glenelg jetty shallows, Tennyson, West Lakes, North Haven Rocks, Port Gawler and northern beaches. 

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

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

Mulloway – West Lakes, 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. 

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 November 2019, upstream from South Road Bridge. 

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

Squid – If the water clears, try the Goannas, 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. 

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

Tommies – Port Noarlunga, Brighton, Glenelg, and Henley, Semaphore Jetties best after dark also at Cape Jervis. 


Squid – Port Lincoln (Nth Shore), Tumby Bay (West Coast), Port MacDonnell Breakwater, Carpenters Rocks, Hutt Bay (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 (Taylors, Spading Cove), Venus Bay, Coffin Bay (Farm Beach), Port Lincoln (Thistle Island, Nth Shore) and Tumby Bay (West Coast). 

Mulloway – Glenelg River (South East), Murray Mouth and the Coorong (Upper Reaches), Salt Creek and the far west coast. 

Garfish – Port Lincoln (North Shore), (West Coast), Livingston’s Bay, Cape Douglas, Pelican Point (South East), 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 and reports of some very big fish over at the far West Coast. 

Yellowfin Whiting – Port Vincent to Ardrossan, Wallaroo and Port Hughes. 

Shark – Coorong (South East) and the Far West Coast. 

Tuna – Off Port MacDonnell (South East) and Port Lincoln (Williams Island) (West Coast). 

Blue Crabs – Edithburgh, Stansbury, Pine Point, Port Vincent and Copper Coast Jetties. Also starting to appear in the Port Lincoln region. Reports from Proper Bay and Boston Bay. 

SnapperTotal closure started 1 November 2019. 

Fresh water 

Yabbies – Starting to show in the upper reaches of the Murray River. 

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 to 45cm. 

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.