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Fishing Report


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

Thursday - 12th of September, 2019


Salmon are still being found in good numbers along the southern beaches, with some good sized fish coming from Sellicks Beach and Maslin’s Beach. Port Noarlunga Jetty has produced some good numbers of Salmon at times when the schools have come through. The nearby beaches at Southport and Christies Beach are both fishing well.

King George Whiting fishing has been pretty good along the Metro coast, with some good catches coming from boats fishing out of West Beach and O'Sullivan’s Beach.

Hallett Cove, Brighton, Somerton and Moana have all been producing catches of fish to 40cm over the past two weeks.

A few Snapper have come from inshore spots at West Beach and Brighton recently, but not too many have been reported over 50-60cm mark.

Garfish have been caught on the calmer days at Glenelg Tyre Reef and around Marino. With some good sized ones caught among the smaller fish.

Blue Swimmer Crab numbers are building at Semaphore and Grange, with some boats starting to find bag limits relatively easy. Deeper waters out from Semaphore and also Brighton have been reported as having good numbers of legal-sized male Blue Swimmer Crabs.

Squid are coming from Brighton and Marino for those in boats or kayaks, with some very large Squid being landed in the past few days.

Tommies are coming from Outer Harbor and the Fairway Beacon area, with smaller fish being caught at Brighton Jetty.

Mulloway have been coming from the Onkaparinga River in good numbers recently, with plenty of fish caught on smaller minnow and grub style soft plastics.

Bream have been found in the Patawolonga River at Glenelg, with some nice sized ones recently caught on the Yum Walleye Grub soft plastics.


King George Whiting have been biting well at Pt Turton and Corny Point, with good catches of big fish well over 40cm coming in consistently over the past two weeks.

Other hotspots for Whiting along the Yorke Peninsula are Port Hughes, Wallaroo and Port Victoria.

Snapper have come from offshore of Port Hughes and Port Victoria, with some bigger fish found off of Corny Point.

Garfish have started to show up on calmer days at the Tiparra Lighthouse, but not in particularly big schools just yet.

Squid have been in good numbers at Fisherman’s Bay and Port Hughes, with some other good reports coming from Stansbury and Ardrossan.

Tommies can be found at most Yorke Peninsula jetties, with early evening and night time the best time to target them.

Salmon have been coming from Berry Bay and Browns Beach on most days, with smaller fish being caught at just about all of the beaches at the bottom of the Peninsula.

Blue Swimmer Crabs have been in good numbers in the bay at Port Hughes and Wallaroo, with some huge ones coming from Edithburgh, Port Augusta and Port Germein.

Kingfish have been caught at Port Augusta over the last few weeks, but the water will need to warm up a little more before things really start to fire up.

Live down rigged Squid has been the way to go at the moment, and the Squid can be found fairly easily down by the shacks.


King George Whiting are in good numbers at Tumby Bay and out at the Sir Joseph Bank Islands, with smaller fish coming from inside Coffin Bay and Farm Beach.

Garfish are being found at Coffin Bay and in Mount Dutton Bay, with smaller fish coming from Whyalla.

Yellowfin Whiting were quiet recently at Port Lincoln, but better catches came from Cowell and Whyalla.

Salmon have been caught at most of the beaches throughout the Port Lincoln National Park, with some good schools also holding at Almonta beach.

Further up the West Coast there has been some good catches of Salmon coming from Locks Well and Back Beach at Streaky Bay.


Salmon are coming from Waitpinga Beach and Deep Creek, with smaller fish coming from inside the Murray Mouth. Salmon Trout can be found throughout the Coorong, with the bigger fish found closer to Sugars Beach.

King George Whiting have been biting well for those that have headed offshore of Cape Jervis and fished in Antechamber Bay, with smaller fish also coming from grounds out from Wirrina.

Squid have been coming from Lady Bay, Cape Jervis Jetty and from the rocks at Wirrina Cove.

Tommies have come from the Cape Jervis Jetty and Rapid Bay.


Mulloway have been coming from Salt Creek over the past few weeks, with some groups catching multiple fish around the metre mark.

Nice sized Mulloway are still being landed in the Glenelg River, with big swimbaits working very well.

Gummy Sharks are in good numbers along the beach at Salt Creek, with some good sized Gummies being landed by most groups. Other shark catches have come from Green Point further down the coast.

Salmon have been caught at Salt Creek as well as the Beachport Salmon Hole.

Bream have been caught along most of the Glenelg River, with some nice sized Estuary Perch also being landed.

Southern Bluefin Tuna are just not slowing down at all, with numerous big fish to 128kg being landed every day that the boats can get out.

Extreme Marine Charters have been putting their clients on to the fish every time and making sure they hook up by using the best lures on the market. Bonze Exocet and DLB's are catching them continuously.

Pink and lumo coloured skirts have been the stand out colours this year, with the black patterns also working well.


Callop catches have come from Ramco and Cadell, with some smaller fish being landed around Purnong and Walker Flat.

Shrimps will now start to be caught in better numbers and will make ideal bait for Callop. They are also nice and easy for the kids to catch.

Yabbies are being found at Loxton and Berri, with the deeper holes in the main river holding better numbers at the moment.

Carp can be great fun to catch on light tackle, and can be attracted with berley at any location along the river.

Berley pellets work great on Carp and will hold them in the area for a long time.