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Fishing Report

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

Thursday - 23rd of May, 2019

METRO

King George Whiting have really responded well to the recent rough conditions a week or so ago, and have schooled up nicely along the coast.

Grounds around North Haven have had plenty of fish caught, with some nice sized fish being landed among some smaller fish.

Southern areas between West Beach and Hallett Cove have produced some much better sized King George Whiting, with some good bags of fish to 40cm coming from inshore areas close to Brighton Jetty.

Some really nice sized Garfish are still being caught along much of the Metro coast. Brighton and Port Noarlunga Jetties have both produced good numbers on the calmer days, with some good catches also coming from boats fishing at Brighton, Seacliff, West Beach, Semaphore Reef and Norma Wreck.

Blue Swimmer Crabs can still be found in good numbers at the moment. Best areas have been from slightly deeper waters around Wonga Shoal and out past the Black Pole.

Jetties still have the odd Blue Swimmer Crab, but most are reporting better numbers of good sized Sand Crabs from Grange Jetty.

A few Snapper catches have been reported from Port Stanvac Barges and inshore at Somerton, with some decent catches also coming from grounds offshore of North Haven.

Some nice catches of Mullet have been coming from local beaches, with some good sized fish being caught at Christies Beach, Hallett Cove, Onkaparinga River, Semaphore and West Lakes.

Squid have been caught from grounds straight out from North Haven, with some good catches also coming from Seacliff and Marino when the water is clear.

Some good sized Salmon Trout have been found all through the Port River and West Lakes, with some bigger fish coming from the beach at Christies Beach and Port Noarlunga.

Bream have been biting well in the Onkaparinga River, with some good sessions had on fresh bait and soft plastics such as the Zman 2.5" Slim Swimz.

YORKE PENINSULA

Snapper catches have been steady at most locations along the bottom of the Peninsula, with some good reports coming from Marion Bay, Corny Point and Edithburgh.

Further up Spencer Gulf there has been little to write about, with only a small amount of Snapper coming from Port Victoria.

Gulf St Vincent has had a few good Snapper coming from inshore grounds at Ardrossan and Pt Clinton.

Salmon have been coming from Browns Beach and Berry Bay, with some nice sized fish to 3kg caught recently on lures. Other good spots to try would be Berry Bay and Gleesons Landing.

King George Whiting have been biting well at Port Victoria and Port Hughes, with some other good catches coming from Pt Broughton and Price.

Garfish catches have been steady at most Yorke Peninsula locations, with some big fish coming from Stansbury, Tiparra Lighthouse, Pt Broughton and Ardrossan.

Squid catches have come from Point Turton and Edithburgh, with some bigger numbers at Tiparra Lighthouse and Port Hughes Jetty.

Mullet are in big numbers at most lower Yorke Peninsula locations, with some very good sized ones reported. Marion Bay and Berry Bay both have big Mullet, with Gym Beach and Edithburgh both fishing well.

EYRE PENINSULA

Salmon are an iconic winter fish that South Aussies love to get among in the cooler months, and the West Coast beaches have been typically reliable this year for some good sessions on these great fish.

Places like Locks Well, Talia and Sheringa have all been producing some nice Salmon to 4kg over the past few weeks.

Other spots reported have been Convention Beach and Almonta where schools of Salmon between 2-4kg have been found on most days recently.

King George Whiting have been in good numbers in Coffin Bay, with good catches coming from the rocks at The Ledges and also throughout the bay for those in a boat.

Further around at Farm Beach the fishing is excellent, with good sized fish to 40cm making up some quick bag limits.

Yellowfin Whiting have fired up in Port Lincoln, with plenty of fish being caught on fresh Clickers and Sea Weed Worms.

Plenty of good sized Flathead can be found at Port Lincoln and Tumby Bay, with some really big ones coming from areas in the Port Lincoln National Park.

Squid have been thick throughout the bays at Port Lincoln, with some other nice catches reported from Tumby bay and Port Neill.

FLEURIEU PENINSULA

Some great catches of Salmon are starting to be reported from Waitpinga and Deep Creek, with some big ones also coming from Goolwa Beach. Metal lures such as the Arma Radico have been a stand-out.

Salmon Trout are being found inside the Murray Mouth at Goolwa, with some other catches coming from Parsons Beach and the Screwpile Jetty on Granite Island.

Mullet have come from the beach at the Bluff end of Encounter Bay, as well as some nice sized ones at Parsons Beach and Carrickalinga.

Tommies are coming from the Bluff Jetty and Rapid Bay Jetty, with night time producing the bigger fish.

King George Whiting have been found in 8-10m of water at Lady Bay, with smaller fish coming from grounds north of Wirrina Cove.

Squid have been coming from the Screwpile Jetty and the Bluff, with some very large ones landed throughout Encounter Bay.

SOUTH EAST

Southern Bluefin Tuna are widespread along most of the South East coast, with large amounts of school sized fish easily found at Port MacDonnell and Beachport.

Larger barrel sized fish have been coming from Portland and Port MacDonnell over the past week, with bigger skirts required to get past the masses of school fish.

Salmon schools have moved onto the beach at Salt Creek, with some big fish to 4kg being landed recently.

Gummy Sharks and Elephant Sharks have been the only other reported catches along the Salt Creek beach, with undersized Mulloway quite common.

Bream have been found in good numbers in the Glenelg River, with soft plastic grubs working well.

King George Whiting continue to be caught from the Port MacDonnell breakwater, with some nice fish to 40cm landed over the past week.

Garfish are biting well at Livingstons and Cape Douglas, with plenty of big fish caught from boats and land based anglers.

RIVERLAND

Callop catches have been steady along most stretches of the River Murray, with plenty of 50cm plus fish being caught on lures intended for Murray Cod.

Best locations for Callop would be around Swan Reach and Cadell, with some nice fish caught recently at Ramko.

Murray Cod catches have come from near Swan Reach, while better conditions have been found much further up the system towards Mildura.