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Fishing Report

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

Thursday - 28th of October, 2021

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Metro

Water clarity has been much better along the Adelaide coast over the past few weeks and plenty of Squid were caught as a result. Boat and kayak anglers were rewarded between Seacliff and Brighton, whilst Brighton Jetty, Port Noarlunga Jetty, and Marino Rocks were productive for land-based anglers.

Plenty of Salmon are still around the southern Adelaide coast. Most reports are coming from Southport and Port Noarlunga Jetty, with schools often spotted in the general area. Salmon were also caught at West Lakes on first light.

A few reports of metro Yellowfin Whiting came through from the beaches at Somerton and Tennyson. Further north, Yellowfin Whiting are hitting surface lures at Thompson’s Beach and Port Parham.

Blue Swimmer Crabs were caught by raking at Port Gawler. Best reports from jetties came from Brighton with Flathead Heads working best.

King George Whiting were found at West Beach, North Haven, and St Kilda. Squid strips have been the preferred bait as Trumpeters and Pufferfish start to show up.

Salmon Trout schools are prolific throughout the upper reaches of the Port River and Outer Harbor.  

Mulloway have responded well to warmer weather with West Lakes producing fish up to 1m.

Bream activity also went up another level in West Lakes with Daiwa BaitJunkie 2.5” Minnows proving effective. Bream were also caught in the Onkaparinga River.

Yorke Peninsula

Blue Swimmer Crabs have been prolific at Stansbury. Most Crabs are of legal size and were caught by raking and netting from the jetty. Wallaroo Jetty also yielded good numbers of Blue Swimmer’s, as did raking at Port Vincent. Ardrossan is also firing, but crabbers had to work though some undersize crabs to bring home a feed.

Big Squid are still getting around Marion Bay with hoods up to 40cm caught from the jetty, rocks, and by boat. Smaller in size, but better numbers of Squid were caught at Moonta, Wallaroo, and Stansbury.

Offshore fishing at Marion Bay has been excellent with Blue Morwong, Nannygai, and School Sharks hitting the deck along with plenty of big King George Whiting.

King George Whiting reports came from Port Hughes, Port Victoria, Stansbury, Balgowan, Point Turton and Hardwicke Bay.

Yellowfin Whiting were found at Cape Elizabeth, Moonta, and Tickera. Both surface lures and bait were effective on the rising tide.

Despite Salmon fishing being rather quiet along the beaches, Ardrossan and Edithburgh have schools with fish up to 2kg.

Good reports of Garfish and large Tommies continue to come from Wallaroo. Early morning and berley are key to catching a feed.

Eyre Peninsula & West Coast

Port Augusta Kingfish have fired in recent weeks with fish caught on jigs and live Squid around the wall. Kingfish have well and truly arrived at Whyalla with big schools spotted in the area, and a few fish were caught at Point Lowly.

Mulloway reports were steady at Dog Fence Beach and Yalata with fish up to 40lb caught. Anglers making the early season trip caught plenty of Gummy Sharks, as well as big Salmon and Bronze Whaler Sharks. Expect the Mulloway action to really fire up with milder conditions forecasted and the new moon just around the corner.

Big Salmon were also caught on most beaches west of Fowlers Bay, as well as Sleaford, Gunyah Beach, and Almonta Beach closer to Coffin Bay and Port Lincoln.

King George Whiting were common along the east coast with reports coming from Cowell, Arno Bay, Tumby Bay, and Port Lincoln.

Big Squid were caught at Venus Bay and Fowlers Bay. Port Lincoln is still producing great numbers of Squid from all the jetties in town.

Blue Swimmer Crabs have started to appear at Ceduna, Streaky Bay, and Whyalla.

Fleurieu Peninsula & Kangaroo Island

The Bluff Jetty continues to produce some big Squid. Tommies suspended on a jag under a float is working consistently, although some 3.5 size jigs are working at times too.

Goolwa Beach is producing Gummy Sharks at sunset, along with the odd Salmon and Mulloway.

Offshore fishing at Sanders Bank has produced a nice mix of Nannygai, Silver Trevally, and Gummy Sharks, with Nannygai and Silver Trevally nailing a variety of slow pitch metal jigs.

Land-based anglers at Kangaroo Island found some nice Flathead along the shore at Redbanks and D’Estrees Bay, along with Mullet, Salmon Trout, and the occasional King George Whiting.

Offshore fishing on the north side of KI produced plenty of Nannygai, King George Whiting, Silver Trevally, and the occasional Samson Fish.

South-East

Plenty of Gummy Sharks were caught at Salt Creek along with a few legal-size Mulloway. Recently, unfavourable conditions and seaweed has made fishing tough, but should bounce back in the coming weeks with better conditions and the new moon forecasted.

Offshore fishing reports at Port MacDonnell were good with anglers fishing the shelf finding Hapuka, Blue Eye, Knifejaw and Flathead.

School Sharks and Gummy Sharks up to 20kg were caught in less than 20m of water between Beachport and Port MacDonnell.

Big Garfish are firing at Livingstons and Cape Douglas with locals having no trouble catching their bag limit when the swell is low.

King George Whiting numbers are improving with good catches had inside the Port MacDonnell Break Wall and around Carpenter Rocks.

The SA Section of the Glenelg River has Mulloway, Estuary Perch, and Bream taking soft plastics and metal blades.

Freshwater

Callop are becoming more active with the Bundaleer, Warren, and South Para Reservoir producing some big early season fish on crankbaits and scrubworms.

Silver Perch are also firing up in the Bundaleer Reservoir with scrubworms again the best bait for fishing from shore.

Redfin continue to bite well in the Myponga Reservoir. The Warren Reservoir Redfin are starting to fire up as well.

Brown Trout were caught in the Adelaide Hills on small divers and dry flies.

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