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Fishing Report

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

Thursday - 14th of March, 2019

This week has seen some good reports coming from across the state and local waters, where land based and boat anglers have both been rewarded.

METRO

Snapper catches have been coming from boats heading out of O’Sullivans Beach. With good catches coming from Aldinga and Pt Stanvac.

Further north, some good catches of Snapper to 8kg have come from grounds near the Long Spit and North West of North Haven.

Some good reports of Mulloway have come in from grounds well offshore of North Haven, with good sized fish found on some more traditional Snapper spots.

Other Mulloway catches have been coming from West lakes and the Onkaparinga River, where nice fish to 90cm have been caught on live baits.

King George Whiting are patchy at Brighton and Moana but can be found if prepared to keep shifting. Try depths of 8-10 metres off Brighton and Somerton for best results.

Smaller King George Whiting can be found in better numbers at Outer Harbour and Pt Gawler.

Good catches of large Garfish have come from Bower Road, Semaphore Reef, Outer Harbor and Hallett Cove. Smaller fish have come from Brighton Jetty in the morning and at Horseshoe Reef at Christies Beach.

Squid catches have been consistent across the Metro coast, with jetty, boat, kayak and land based anglers all reporting good catches.

Brighton Jetty has had good catches early morning as has Port Noarlunga Jetty. Boats have been doing well out from Kingston Park, Hallett Cove and Marino Rocks. Land based anglers can also catch Squid from shore at Marino Rocks.

For boats fishing out from Outer Harbor, Squid have been found by drifting over the weed beds in front of the Northern Breakwall and towards St Kilda.

Salmon Trout are prolific throughout the Port River system and West lakes, with fish taking baits and lures intended for Bream more often than not.

Salmon Trout can also be found at St Kilda on a rising tide and at most breakwaters from O’Sullivans Beach to Outer Harbor.

Mullet have been coming from most of the Southern beaches, with Southport, Sellicks and Christies Beach all reporting reasonable catches on a rising tide.

Some good Bream reports have been coming from the Onkaparinga River and the Patawalonga River, with soft plastic grubs and small hard body minnows both producing some nice fish.

Yellowfin Whiting can still be found at Thompsons Beach and Port Gawler, with small poppers like the Ecooda Mini Pop working well.

Blue Swimmer Crabs have been coming from slightly deeper water to 10m, with some very large ones coming from Semaphore and Largs Bay.

Glenelg Jetty has been producing some good numbers of Blue Swimmer Crabs, and has been less crowded than some of the other jetties lately.

Rakers can still get reasonable numbers of Blue Swimmer Crabs from Thompsons Beach.

YORKE PENINSULA

Southern Bluefin Tuna are in good numbers and of good size out from Marion Bay.

Charter crews and recreational anglers have been finding big schools of fish out from Pondalowie Bay, Althorpes and Wedge Island. Larger fish are still coming from the North Coast of Kangaroo Island for those heading that way.

King George Whiting have come from Tapley Shoal, Port Hughes and Port Victoria, with other good catches coming from Pt Turton and Marion Bay.

Blue Swimmer Crabs have come from Wallaroo, Port Hughes and Moonta Bay with all of their town Jetties also producing good numbers.

Pt Augusta has some very large Blue Swimmer Crabs at the moment which usually continues through autumn and winter.

Snook were caught at Marion Bay Jetty and at Moonta Bay, with some good catches coming from areas west of Tiparra lighthouse through to Cape Elizabeth.

Mullet have been coming from beaches along the coast with good catches coming from Pt Pirie, The Gap, Berry Bay, Marion Bay, Butlers Beach and Edithburgh.

Kingfish have visited the Jetties at Port Hughes and Ardrossan but are very timid.

Squid are being caught at Port Hughes Jetty, with better catches coming for those fishing into the night.

Mulloway have been coming from some of the beaches near Gleesons Landing.

Salmon catches have been coming from Browns Beach and Berry Bay, with some smaller fish coming from Cape Elizabeth.

Yellowfin Whiting have been caught in good numbers at Pt Julia and Tiddy Widdy Beach, with some good sized fish still coming from the South Beach at Port Hughes.

EYRE PENINSULA

This is the time of the year when the offshore scene in this region really comes alive, with weather patterns a lot more predictable we are getting more and more reports from areas like Greenly Island, where Kingfish, Samson Fish, Nannygai and Southern Bluefin Tuna are coming from the deep water reefs and the anchorages at both Rocky Island and Greenly Island.

A few Salmon have come from Convention Beach and Locks Well, with only a few fish found at Almonta over the past couple of weeks.

King George Whiting fishing has improved in Coffin Bay and at Farm Beach, with better sized fish coming from the deeper water off Farm Beach.

Yellowfin Whiting are biting very well at Port Lincoln and Tumby Bay, with good sized fish also coming from Whyalla and Fitzgerald Bay.

Squid are in good numbers at Port Lincoln and Tumby Bay, with some nice catches also reported at Cowell and Port Neill.

FLEURIEU PENINSULA

Southern Bluefin Tuna have been caught in a variety of areas out from Victor Harbor and Cape Jervis.

Some good sized fish to 30kg have been found to the South East of Victor Harbor towards the Murray Mouth, whilst others venturing further offshore to the Pages and Sanders Bank have also found fish between 15-30kg.

Hard body lures in natural baitfish patterns, as well as small to medium sized skirted lures have been working well.

Kingfish have been found close to the Pages and by those bottom fishing with baits at Sanders Bank.

Snapper have been coming in from Wirrina, Myponga, Cape Jervis and Victor Harbor, with some good catches also coming from Backstairs Passage.

King George Whiting have come from Wirrina, Lady Bay and Victor Harbor.

Some quite large Whiting can be found close to shore if wading out from the spit at the boat ramp at The Bluff.

Snook have also come from The Bluff Jetty, with some good catches taken on Berkley Powerbait Minnows.

Large Tommies have come from Cape Jervis Jetty at night, as well as the Bluff Jetty during the day.

Mullet have come from Morgan Beach, Parsons Beach, Waitpinga, Sugars Beach and Middleton.

SOUTH EAST

School sized Southern Bluefin Tuna have been found by those who have fished out of Portland, with nice sized fish to 25kg quite common.

Offshore of Port MacDonnell has been fishing really well when the swell has been down, with some excellent Gummy Shark catches coming in.

Flathead are also a popular target offshore at Port Mac, with some good catches taken recently from the 100m depths.

Mulloway have come from Salt Creek over the past week or so, along with Salmon to 4kg and Gummy Sharks.

Salmon have been in good numbers and of good size at Canunda, with slightly smaller fish found at Beachport.

Bream and Mulloway have been consistent in the Glenelg River, with some impressive Mulloway to 1 metre caught in the last week.

RIVERLAND

Some great catches have come from the Murray River over the past week or two, with some consistent catches of Callop starting to come through.

Cadell and Walker Flat have been fishing well, with some nice sized fish to 55cm coming from the cliffs at Bowhill and Purnong.

Murray Cod catches have come from areas above and below Lock 1 at Blanchtown, with some smaller Cod coming from spots between Lock 3 and Lock 4.

Yabbies have been coming from Lyrop and Loxton, with a few Yabbies also reported from the backwaters at Walker Flat.