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Fishing Report

This week’s fishing report, brought to you by the team at Tackle World Adelaide Metro.

Thursday - 1st of April, 2021

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Metro

Blue Swimmer Crabs fired in recent weeks with great catches of big males coming from Brighton Jetty, Port Noarlunga Jetty, Largs Bay Jetty and Semaphore Jetty. Plenty were caught by boat at St Kilda, Henley, and Grange.

King George Whiting are still on the bite at North Haven. Majority of the action took place in 8m – 10m, however good catches also came in 4m – 6m a few kilometres north of the Outer Harbor Break Wall.

Plenty of good-size Garfish were caught by boat between Henley and Grange. A few were also caught from shore at Sellicks Beach.

Yellowfin Whiting were taking surface lures, small vibes and tubeworms at Thompson’s Beach, Webb Beach, and Port Parham.

Squid have been patchy, although anglers in boats and kayaks managed to find a decent feed at Marino, Brighton, and Hallett Cove.

West Lakes has produced some nice Salmon Trout and a few Bream with both taking a variety of soft plastic and hard body lures. Salmon Trout were also caught at Sellicks Beach and Port Noarlunga Jetty.

Mullet have been sporadic along the metro coast. The more consistent reports came from Sellicks Beach, Southport, and Tennyson Beach.

Tommies are being caught at the Port Noarlunga Jetty at night.

Yorke Peninsula

Squid have been reliable on the Yorke Peninsula with Ardrossan Jetty, Moonta Bay Jetty, and Port Hughes Jetty the land-based hot spots. Boaties did well at Port Victoria, Point Turton, and Wallaroo.

King George Whiting continue to bite well all around the peninsula. The better reports in recent weeks came from Port Victoria, Port Hughes, Hardwicke Bay, Balgowan, Point Riley, Marion Bay, Pondalowie Bay, and Port Broughton.

Good-size Blue Swimmer Crabs were caught at Stansbury, Wallaroo Jetty, and Port Broughton.

Blue Morwong, Nannygai, Tuna, and Big Squid were commonly caught offshore of Marion Bay and Pondalowie Bay. The occasional Samson Fish was hooked on knife jigs.

Big Garfish and Mullet were caught off the main beach at Marion Bay. The Mullet run should continue to improve on the Lower Yorke Peninsula as we move through Autumn.

Garfish and Tommies were caught from the jetty and by boat at Stansbury.

Flathead are giving lure anglers a ton of fun on the sheltered beaches along the bottom of the peninsula. Point Turton, Sultana Point, and Marion Bay have been producing Flathead up to 60cm.

Mulloway are still hanging around the Ardrossan area with town jetty anglers and boaties catching them on live bait. Majority of the fish are undersize, however a few around 90cm have been landed.

Eyre Peninsula & West Coast

Samson Fish and Kingfish are still firing hard offshore of Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay. Some better Kings have showed up as of late with a few over 25kg landed. Rat Kingfish were caught at Whaylla.

Tuna continue to be caught with relative ease at Streaky Bay. Coffin Bay also has a few Tuna, as well as Blue Groper and Nannygai for bottom-bouncers.

Salmon fishing has been exceptional for this time of year with some fish up to 5kg caught at Locks Well and Mount Camel. Sleaford and Wanna Beach in Lincoln National Park has also fished well with nice schools of 1kg – 4kg fish within casting distance.

Plenty of King George Whiting were caught at Arno Bay, Whyalla, and Tumby Bay.

Squid were a common catch at the new Whyalla Jetty and the Port Lincoln Town Jetty.

Fleurieu Peninsula & Kangaroo Island

Big Squid are still around at Rapid Bay and Second Valley. Early morning has been the most reliable time to catch a feed.

Tuna have become slightly harder to find out from Victor Harbor and Cape Jervis. Majority of the recent reports came from Saunders Bank and near The Pages. 12kg – 18kg has been the most common size range with a few schools of 6kg – 8kg and 1kg – 2kg out there as well.

King George Whiting fishing has been excellent on Kangaroo Island with good catches coming from Antechamber Bay, Emu Bay, American River, and Kingscote. Cape Jervis has produced some nice Whiting along with the odd Gummy Shark.

Salmon up to 2kg were caught on bait at Waitpinga Beach. Schools of Salmon up to 1kg were spotted around the Victor Harbor area.

Mullet were also caught at Waitpinga Beach and along the foreshore at Victor Harbor.

South-East

King George Whiting fired at Kingston, Carpenter Rocks, Beachport and Port MacDonnell. Land-based and boat anglers were in on the action, catching plenty around 40cm.

Gummy and School Shark were caught in various depths between Port MacDonnell and Blackfellows Caves. Deeper water produced a few Blue Morwong and Nannygai as well.

Canunda National Park produced Salmon up to 2kg. Gummy and School Shark were also caught here in periods of low light and at night.

The Glenelg River continues to produce Bream and Estuary Perch over 40cm regularly. Mulloway fishing is starting to improve, with a few fish over 80cm caught in the past few weeks.

Locals caught Plenty of Crayfish by pot at Port MacDonnell. Average size is just over 1kg.

Freshwater

Callop are taking a range of hard bodies and spinner baits in the Murray River; good reports came from Swan Reach, Walker Flat, Morgan, and Cadell.

With Myponga Reservoir now open to kayak fishing, plenty of avid anglers converged to try it out last weekend with plenty of Redfin up to 40cm caught on metal vibes, soft plastics, and spinners. No doubt Myponga Reservoir will be a popular freshwater fishery for years to come. Redfin were also caught at the Warren Reservoir.

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