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THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE! 1. Metro: salmon trout & mullet from several southern locations inc. Christies, Southport & Moana., KG whiting from the deeper waters off Somerton, St Kilda & Nth Haven., gar at Grange & Glenelg., tommies at Brighton & Hallett Cove. 2. Fleurieu Pen & fresh water: KG whiting & flathead from Cape Jervis & Lady Bay., salmon from Goolwa & the Tauwitchere Barrage., callop & redfin perch at Murray Bridge, Walker Flat & Purnong. 3. Yorke Pen: KG whiting at Point Turton & Pt Hughes., squid from Wallaroo & Ardrossan., snapper at Edithburgh. 4. Eyre Pen: KG whiting from Farm Beach., Smoky Bay & Pt Neill., snook & snapper from Cowell., squid & gar at Pt Lincoln & Venus Bay., salmon from Sheringa & Talia beaches. 5. South East: mulloway & salmon from the Coorong (Salt Creek)., salmon also from Beachport., snapper & sweep at Carpenter's Rocks. Flathead, tommies & squid from Kingston. 6. KI: flathead, whiting, squid & tommies from Kingscote, salmon from Nepean Bay., KG whiting & flathead from Emu Bay.
SEPTEMBER 20-30, 2019
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METRO WATERS The latest on the proposed snapper ban is that our Minister Mr. Tim Whetstone has announced a delay (as at Sept 19), so thank you to all those ABC Adelaide (891) radio listeners who called & texted me with their support! Stay tuned for more updates. KG whiting catches are steady from the grounds off Bower Road & the old AAMI Stadium & then north to St Kilda & Middle Beach/Port Gawler. Take the crabnets as both blueys & sand crabs are about from northern metro waters (Wonga Shoal). Tennyson shore-based angers are still pulling in early morning yellowfin whiting & mullet, with bloodworms as best bait. Salmon trout are in the surf at Southport, Christies Beach & Moana & the Port Noarlunga jetty has a few squid & tommies as well. Bream can be caught from the mouth of the Onkaparinga River. Snapper reports have been light on, not surprisingly, but a few early am fish up to 4 kilos have been caught off Outer Harbour in the deep water drops over 10 metres. Gar, squid & tommies have come in from several southern metro locations inc. Brighton, Seacliff & O'Sullivan's Beach, along with smallish flathead, green mackerals & red mullet. Tight Lines!
SOUTH COAST/RIVERLAND 1. Goolwa and fresh water: Mulloway to 23kilos, salmon trout and mullet have come from the river mouth in the past week, with smaller trouts around Beacon 19 at Goolwa. Over at Port Elliot anglers chased salmon trout, flathead and mullet from the jetty in Horseshoe Bay and Bashams Beach. Callop have been caught from Swan Reach and redfin from Morgan and Walker Flat. 2. Victor Harbor: Tommies, squid and small barracoota were caught from the Screwpile jetty on Granite Island late on Thursday. Several anglers fishing from The Bluff jetty lost gear to either a large mulloway or shark before the stormy weather blew in on Saturday. Boat crews had to time their run out past Seal Island for salmon, flathead and small sweep. Gar and squid are in Encounter Bay while shore-based anglers caught bream at the mouth of the Inman River. 3. Waitpinga/Cape Jervis: salmon to 1.5kilos have been caught from Waits in recent days, but Parson's Beach has been quiet. Just east of Cape Jervis there are salmon to 1kilo, with kingfish, red nannygai and sweep coming in off Tunk Head. 4. Rapid Bay/Wirrina: the strong north to north westerly onshore winds kept boating to a minimum this week. Big K and there should also be some rugger snappers at Myponga and Carrackalinga. KG whiting, squid and gar are off Wirrina and Lady Bay and there are good sized tommies and squid from the jetties at Rapid Bay and Second Valley. Try the small creek at Myponga for bream as Spring develops. Tight Lines!
SOUTH EAST Some big tuna have been caught off Cape Northumberland & Port MacDonnell & I even had a report from a mate who lives in Portland (Mexico aka Victoria!) where fish up to 40 kilos were taken this week. Speaking of Mexico - the Glenelg River on the SA border has school mulloway, salmon trout & bream well up river with anglers in small tinnies doing well at dusk. Carpenter's Rocks has snapper, sweep & big flathead off the beach (south of the beach track), Southport & Canunda have salmon to 2 kilos, mullet & shark, while Little Dip has flathead, squid, garfish & nice mullet from Stinky Beach. KG whiting can be caught from Robe, Boatswain's Point & Kingston. Upper Coorong fishing has salmon at The Granites & 42 Mile Crossing with smaller fish at Salt Creek & Policeman's Point. Tight Lines!
YORKE PENINSULA Port Broughton: Boat anglers sought shelter at the Inlet over the weekend and caught several yellowfin whiting and the odd blue crab. Try the jetty for late afternoon yellowfin whiting and mullet. Wallaroo: A couple of small kingfish were caught from the western side of the jetty spur, along with tommies (Australian Herring) and squid. Boat crews, when they managed to launch caught small King George (KG) whiting from the cork weed grounds and southwest of The Magazine. Port Hughes: Cape E produced some nice salmon leading up to the weekend, along with late Winter/early Spring large KG whiting. Steamer channel has rugger snapper and whiting, with gar and small squid in the bay and off the jetty. Crews fishing Balgowan grounds reported squid and KG whiting. Point Turton: Tommies were caught from the jetty late Saturday, while gar and squid were caught north of Hardwicke Bay. Shore-based fishing has mullet and flathead from Point Souttar and The Pines. Gleeson's Landing has nice mullet at the moment. Stenhouse Bay: There have been small mullet in the shallows at the jetty and tommies and squid in the deeper water. Butler's Beach had some good mullet also over the weekend. Edithburgh: An angler caught a couple of KG whiting from the south east end of the jetty on Thursday last week and there are night-time tommies here as well. Snook and a few gar are at Sultana Point, with KG whiting north towards Stansbury and Port Giles. Ardrossan: Tommies, a few squid and snook have been caught at the jetty. Boat anglers chased snapper from The Barge wreck and gar south at James Well. Tight Lines!
KANGAROO ISLAND KG whiting, flathead, squid & red mullet from The Spit (south-east of the channel markers at Busby Islet). Tommies & squid from the Kingscote jetty., KG whiting, gar & ruffs at American River., flathead, red mullet & salmon trout from Snelling Beach., sweep, tommies, salmon & big KG whiting at Snug Cove.
SEPTEMBER SEAFOOD RECIPE Savoury snapper cutlets. Ingredients: 6 Snapper cutlets, 1 tblsp ground cumin, 1 tblsp seeded mustard, 2 tblsp sweet chilli sauce, 1 clove crushed garlic, 1 sweet potato, 1 lime. Preparation: Combine above ingredients and let sit for 30 mins to infuse. Heat a frypan, add a little olive oil and cook fish for 3-5 min each side. Serve with a side of sweet potato chips, lime wedges & a glass of dry white wine! Bon Appetit!
EYRE PENINSULA + SPENCER GULF Salmon are biting consistently at most of the southern EP surf beaches in recent days, with fish ranging in size from trouts to 4 kilos. Greenly Beach has been the pick of spots, but Almonta, Sheringa & Talia are all fishing well. For boat crews fishing well inside Coffin Bay there are KG whiting to 39cm & kingies at Longnose Point. Big squid & a few ruffs are also in the catch bags. At Pt Lincoln the Passage also has KG whiting & squid, as does Farm Beach, Louth Bay & Tulka. Crews fishing the Spilsby Is Group caught flathead, KG whiting, squid & flathead last weekend. Yellowfin whiting are still schooling along North Shore, Fishery Bay & then back up Spencer Gulf to Port Neill & Cowell. The Whyalla Foreshore has yellowfin whiting on a high tide. Further west there are a few blueys, squid & gar at Murat Bay (Ceduna), KG whiting & rugger snapper in the Wharburton Channel & KG whiting, squid & nice garfish coming in from Eyre Island just northwest of Smoky Bay. Tight Lines!