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THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE! Metro: Squid from Seacliff & Marino Rocks, KG whiting at Goannas & St Kilda, salmon trout/mullet from Outer Harbour & Port River. Yorke Pen: Mullet & squid from Wallaroo, KG whiting at Balgowan & Cape Elizabeth, mullet & salmon trout from Stansbury. Fleurieu Pen: KG whiting & snapper from Cape Jervis, squid & ruffs at Victor Harbor, mullet & salmon trout from Goolwa channel. West Coast: Snook & snapper at Cowell & Whyalla, KG whiting at Coffin Bay & Ceduna, salmon from Elliston. South East: Salmon from Salt Creek & Kingston, Gar from Nora Creina Bay, Squid at Beachport & Kingston
JUNE 2018 REPORT
METRO WATERS Catches of KG whiting can be made off St Kilda, Outer Harbour, Thompson's Beach, North Haven & Semaphore, with average size varying from small/undersize to 37cm. The occasional bigger fish can be caught before daylight at Goannas, Bower Road & also Brighton. Recent snapper reports have been mixed at best, with ruggers down south at Aldinga, Seaford Reef & Port Stanvac - & bigger fish to 4 kilos in the Outer Harbour channel. Undersize snapper have turned up at West Beach & Grange & some of these fish are in quite shallow. Squid have been much easier to find, with some good ones coming from Seacliff, Hallett Cove, West Beach, Brighton & St Kilda. The Outer Harbour & St Kilda breakwater groynes also have squid, tommies & salmon trout. Salmon trout schools are right along the coast, esp at Moana, Triggs & Pt Noarlunga South. If you are in aboat, try using some berley around your boat to keep these schools from moving on & you should pick up a feed flicking light lures/poppers! I did receive a report of some nice flathead coming in from the deeper waters off Nth Haven last week - one angler picked up 4 very nice fish when he was chasing KG whiting & snapper. Tommies & gar are in schools together off Nth Haven & West Beach, which is slightly unusual for this time of year, while mulloway up to 12 kilograms have come from the Port River down at the North Arm. Tight Lines!
YORKE PENINSULA 1. Wallaroo: the jetty has been quiet, but after dusk a feed of tommies (Australian herring) can be caught with green plastic traces and fresh gents. Mullet are just off the entrance to the Marina, while boats fishing Point Riley are catching squid, tommies and small King George whiting. 2. Port Hughes: KG whiting catches continue here and over in Moonta Bay, with some fish coming in at 39cm. Snapper and small kingies have been caught in the Steamer Channel, while Cape Elizabeth has KG whiting, tommies, squid and snook. The grounds off Tippara reef have a few squid and tommies. 3. Point Turton: try the jetty for ruffs and squid, while boats crews fishing Hardwicke Bay found gar and squid early last week, before the northerlies cracked in on the weekend. The Pines has mullet from the shore, while Corny Point is the place for snapper, with a few fish weighing in at 8 kilos early last week. 4. Marion Bay: big squid have been caught here at further east at Sturt Bay and Hillocky's beach in recent days. Tommies and mullet havecome from the beach at Browns and Berry Bay, while the late season for snook continues. Stenhouse Bay jetty has big ruffs and squid. Edithburgh: big ruffs have really fired up here at the jetty and also up at Stansbury, with Sultana Passage producing mullet and salmon trout. The northern tip of Tapley Shoals holds KG whiting and nice flathead. Snapper are quiet, but a few ruggers have come from Stansbury up at the Orontes Bank. 6. PinePoint/Ardrossan: snapper have been caught at Gus Shoal and the Long Spit, while the old artificial reef north east of town holds KG whiting and squid. I checked out several boats fishing straight out from the Pine Point wharf on Saturday catching garfish, squid and tommies. Tight Lines!
SOUTH EAST Salmon ranging from trouts up to 2 kilos have been caught along the Coorong at the 32 Mile & 47 Mile Crossings, Salt Creek & The Granites. Some decent sized salmon are also in the gutters at Canundra & down at the Glenelg river mouth. Garfish can be caught from Kingston, Little Dip & the Salmon Hole, just north of Nora Creina Bay, while kg whiting & squid have been landed at Beachport & South End. Big boats fishing the Continental Shelf have reported school bluefin tune around the 20 kilo mark, but the trip home has been rough with these recent winter daytime northerlies. Mullet are off Beachport, along with sweep, KG whiting & flathead. Boat crews fishing out from Kingston have done well on KG whiting, snapper, sweep & flathead, while local jetties have squid, mullet, garfish & salmon trout. Tight Lines!
FLEURIEU/SOUTH COAST 1. Goolwa: The cockle season closed on June 1 & will remain closed until October 31. Fishing action has slowed in recent days with mullet and salmon trout coming at irregular intervals from Sugars Beach and the river mouth. Crews fishing off the Tauwitchere Barrage caught small mulloway and mullet. South along the upper Coorong we have bigger salmon to 2 kilos coming in from surf casting using light lures as bait. 2. Victor Harbor: squid and KG whiting have been caught south west of The Bluff, while jetty based anglers have reported nice tommies, squid and salmon trout. Bigger boats fishing offshore have had to work hard for snapper, red nannys and the very occasional small tuna around the 8 kilo mark. 3. Waitpinga/Cape Jervis: nice salmon up to 2 kilograms have been caught from Waits, with smaller fish at King's and Parsons beaches. Cape Jervis jetty has big tommies and squid, while boat crews are catching KG whiting, squid and tommies. 4. Rapid Bay/Wirrina: the weekend northerlies kept many hoats in their sheds, but catches of KG whiting, squid, tommies and even some nice garfish have come from Wirrina, Normanville and Lady Bay. Squid and big tommies can be caught from the Rapid Bay jetty after dusk. Tight Lines!
JUNE SEAFOOD RECIPE - SALMON & NOODLES IN A MISO BROTH. Ingredients: 2 skinless Atlantic salmon fillets, 1.5 cups chicken stock, ¼ cup miso paste, 500 grams udon noodles, bunch spring onions and 2 chopped chillies. Preparation: Put chicken stock in large saucepan, bring to boil then add miso paste, simmer for a couple of minutes. In another pan gently cook the salmon for 2-3 minutes on each side and set aside. Return to the broth and add noodles, half the spring onions and chilli, simmer for another 2 minutes. To plate, divide the broth into bowls, add some noodles and top with some flaked salmon. Garnish with remaining onions/chilli and a splash of soy sauce.
EYRE PENINSULA + SPENCER GULF KG whiting, squid, red mullet & garfish have all been caught from Streaky Bay just north of Eba Island. Most reports of snapper catches in Spencer Gulf have come from the western side inc Whyalla, Cowell & Tumby Bay. Blue crabs, flathead, gar & tommies can be caught from Smoky Bay, while the jetty here & at Streaky Bay have tommies, squid & garfish. Off-shore islands have tuna, red nannys & kingfish, with some stand-out fishing sessions happening west of Waldegrave & Greenly Islands. Olive Island & the Dashwood Channel hold snapper, trevalley & big KG whiting respectively. Inside Coffin Bay boat crews are catching tommies, squid, snook & garfish. Nadia Landing & Davenport Creek have blueys, garfish & snook & the Far West Coast beaches have snook, big tommies (especially at Fowler's Bay jetty), strongies, mulloway & salmon up to 3 kilograms! Claire Bay also has some good salmon & mullet catches at the moment. Kingfish are running from Point Lowly & then across the Gulf towards Pt Pirie & then on to the Steamer Channel out from Pt Hughes, with many fish in that nice 4-5 kilo range. Blueys, garfish, snook & snapper have been the other main reports from Whyalla through to Cowell, with several beaches (Germein Point, Cowled's Landing etc) holding yellowfin whiting & flathead. KG whiting catches are improving off Port Neill & Louth Bay, with fish around the 33cm mark common. Good fish are also in Proper Bay & off Reevesby Island. Kingfish, red nannys & trevalley have been caught by Charter Boat crews at the back of Williams Island. Venus Bay has salmon trout, mullet, gar & squid, while local surf beaches at Talia, Lock's Well & Sheringa have salmon from trouts up to 2 kgs! The grounds at Baird's Bay & Acraman Creek have mullet & yellowfin whiting in-shore & kg whiting, garfish & tommies in waters over 8metres. Tight Lines!