Greg James
Fishing Reports and Hotspots



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Reports:

THIS WEEK'S FISHING SNAPSHOT - CORONA VIRUS FISHING RULES IN SA - Here's the link: https://pir.sa.gov.au/emergency_management/covid-19_and_primary_industries/fishing

  1. Metro waters: KG whiting from West Beach & Brighton., gar, snook & a few blueys at Grange, Largs Bay & St Kilda., mulloway & salmon trout from St Kilda breakwater, West Lakes & Port Arm. Tommies at night from Brighton jetty.
  2. Fleurieu Pen & Riverland: garfish from Lady Bay & Carrackalinga., KG whiting & squid at Wirrina & Normanville., salmon trout & mullet at the Murray river mouth., callop, yabbies & redfin perch from Renmark, Cadell & Swan Reach.
  3. Yorke Pen: KG whiting, squid & tommies from Wallaroo & Moonta Bay., KG whiting & squid at Port Vic & Balgowan., squid & tommies from Port Vincent.
  4. South East & Coorong: tommies from Kingston & Port MacDonnell jetties/breakwater., salmon trout & mullet at Robe & Nora Creina Bay., salmon & small mulloway at The Granites., salmon from 32 Mile Crossing.
  5. Eyre Pen: KG whiting, flathead & gar at Tumby & Arno Bays., mullet & gar from Venus Bay., KG whiting & squid at Streaky Bay.
  6. Kangaroo Is: Offshore tuna in Backstairs Passage., flathead & KG whiting at American River & Kingscote.



EASTER, 2020



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METRO WATERS SPECIAL OFFER - FREE MEMBERSHIP ADVANTAGE! Buy a copy of my latest GPS Marks of SA book ($14.95) & get 12 (twelve) months absolutely FREE membership (with extra secret spot GPS marks plus much more!). Blue crabs are starting to drop back as Winter slowly draws near, but the males are full of meat & many are along the blue-line at Semaphore, Nth Haven & St Kilda. Garfish are steady at many metro locations inc. West Beach (with a dodgy ramp), Semaphore, Grange & then way south at Christies Beach. Mulloway up to 1 metre have been caught in West Lakes & a few slightly small mullies have come from the Port River, which also has bream & mullet at the moment. Squid should start improving too as the cooler weather approaches & reports are for catches currently coming from Grange, Brighton & Glenelg. Salmon trout & yellowfin whiting can be caught from the shore at St Kilda breakwater, Largs Bay & Outer Harbour. Catches of KG whiting are best from the southern metro waters - with Brighton, Hallett Cove & Seacliff producing fish up to 34cm. Tight Lines!

FLEURIEU/UPPER COORONG/RIVERLAND 1. Goolwa, Upper Coorong and Riverland: Mullet and small trouts are at the river mouth, Goolwa beach and the upper reaches of the Coorong. Mulloway of just legal size are in the shallows at Salt Creek and just inside the Mundoo channel. Murray Cod (catch and release only) are at Cadell, while callop and redfin perch are in the waters at Renmark, Swan Reach and Blanchetown. Mullet and tommies can also be caught from Chiton Rocks and Port Elliot. 2. Victor Harbor: Offshore tuna to 30 kilos have come from the Sanders Bank. Closer to home crews are catching a mix of snook, gar and ruffs at Yilki's and squid from Encounter Bay. Squid catches should start improving as the cooler weather approaches. Jetty anglers have had a quiet time of it, with a few squid at The Bluff only. 3. Waitpinga-Rapid Bay: Salmon to 1 kilo have been caught from the shore at King's, Waits and Parson's beaches in recent days and there are isolated schools of mullet slowly migrating along this part of our coast. Morgan's beach has flathead and yellowfin whiting and iboat crews here are reporting snook, squid, KG whiting and tommies. Rapid Bay jetty has nice fat tommies after dusk, along with squid and green mackerals. 4. Wirrina-Normanville: crews fishing the coast over the weekend had various weather conditions to contend with - calm on Saturday for gar, squid and ruffs, then strong southerlies on Sunday for KG whiting, flathead and salmon trout. The breakwater at the marina has salmon trout and squid and local jetty fishing has gar, squid and tommy ruffs. Tight Lines!

SOUTH EAST Coorong surf casters are chasing mulloway at the 32 Mile & Tea Tree Crossings, Salt Creek & The Granites. Salmon trout are at Policemen's Point, Beachport Salmon Hole & then on to Canunda. Boat crews are catching mullet & big gar at Pt McDonnell, Carpenter's Rocks, Stinky Beach (south of Robe) & Little Dip. Kingston boat crews did well on squid, KG whiting, flathead & tommies but strong sea breezes are still getting up in the afternoons. Rock Lobster (crays) are on the menu at South End, Beachport & Port McDonnell, along with tuna (20kgs), sweep, KG whiting, flathead & squid. Big flathead & mullet can be caught just to the right of the surfer's main beach at Beachport where the Lake George drain runs into the sea. Tight Lines!

YORKE PENINSULA Wallaroo: Anglers out early morning have been doing well on squid and KG whiting from the Ballast grounds and The Magazine. There are lots of sprat tommy ruffs and small gar about. Squid catches should continue to improve as the cooler weather approaches. Port Hughes/Moonta Bay: Small blueys were caught from both jetties last week, along with squid and yellowfin whiting from Pt Hughes and down at The Bamboos. Tiparra Reef has squid, medium KG whiting and garfish, with blue crabs also from Moonta Bay. Point Turton: KG whiting, snook and garfish have been the main reports from here and Point Souttar. Port Rickaby has gar and squid. The local jetty has gar and small squid. Brown's beach and Daly Heads have salmon to 1 kilo. Stenhouse and Marion Bays: Offshore crews managed some good fishing on Friday and Saturday last week, with red nannys, flathead, squid and KG whiting being the main reports. The jetties have mullet (Marion Bay), gar and tommy ruffs. Edithburgh: KG whiting catches have been steady at Rocky Gully, southern Orontes Bank grounds and Port Vincent. Blueys can still be caught from Stansbury and Port Giles, along with squid and salmon trout. Klein's Point is also good for night-time mulloway. Ardrossan: Try the jetty for after dusk mulloway and blue crabs. Boat crews are catching gar, squid and blue crabs, while rakers have caught a feed of blueys from Mac's beach. Tight Lines!

KANGAROO ISLAND KG whiting, flathead, squid, small salmon trout & flathead are off Kingscote with tuna to 30 kilos coming from the north coast at Emu Bay & Cygnet River. American River has mullet, tommies, gar & squid. Backstairs Passage has tuna, sweep & red nannygai.

EASTER SEAFOOD RECIPE Seafood Chowder. Ingredients: 2 sticks of celery and carrot each finely chopped. 1 litre fish stock, 800gms of potatoes, finely chopped, seafood marinara mix, 250ml cream, some chopped chives and parsley salt and pepper. Fresh crusty bread rolls. Preparation: Cook vegies together in the stock in large pan until soft, then blend & return to pan. Add seafood & cream, gently stirring as you go. Cook for 5 mins. Serve with the fresh bread rolls & a glass of Rose. Bon Appetit!

WEST COAST/EYRE PENINSULA Kingfish to 12 kilos have been caught in Upper Spencer Gulf waters in recent days as boat crews make the most of good pre-dawn weather. The old Pt Augusta Power Station grounds, mid-distance shipping channel & Point Lowly rip have all produced fish! Blueys, gar & nice flathead have been the reports from Whyalla to Murninnie Point & there are early schools of mullet running at Cowled's Landing & Germein Point. Offshore crews fishing the Spilsby Islands reported big (50cm) KG whiting, flathead, nice fat tommstas, squid & silver drummer, while at Arno Bay there are blueys, squid, ruffs, big snook & garfish. Salmon to 2 kilos have been caught from the shore at Talia, Elliston, Sheringa & Lock's Well, with smaller fish up at Point Brown & Acraman Creek. Gar, squid & tommies have come from the Smoky Bay jetty, while Streaky Bay anglers have caught KG whiting, flathead & squid from the Bay & Dashwood Channel. Far West Coast shore-based fishing have reports of mulloway to 85cm at The Dog Fence Beach & Claire Bay. Salmon catches have slowed. Tight Lines!