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THIS WEEK'S STATEWIDE FISHING SNAPSHOT:
- Metro waters: Great catches of gar & squid at West Beach, Grange & Brighton. Blue crabs at St Kilda & Port Gawler.
- Fleurieu Pen, Riverland & freshwater: Gar from Lady Bay & Wirrina., tommies & squid at Cape Jervis. Callop at Nildottie & Renmark. Callop in the Bundaleer reservoir.
- Yorke Pen: Pt Hughes jetty remains closed but gar for boats off Tiparra reef. Blueys from Port Davis & Tickera. Big KG whiting at Edithburgh & Marion Bay.
- South East & Coorong: Red nannys, flathead & squid from Port MacDonnell., salmon at the 42 Mile Crossing.
- Upper Spencer Gulf & Eyre Pen: Kingfish from Point Lowly rip., blueys at Cowell & Murninnie Point. Squid at Pt Lincoln & Venus Bay.
- Kangaroo Is: Nepean Bay has sand crabs, whiting & garfish. American River has gar, squid & tommy ruffs.
DECEMBER 5-15, 2020
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THIS WEEK IN OUR MILITARY HISTORY
Afghanistan War Fast Facts 1: Remember a bloke called Osama Bin Laden? Well, his remnant terrorists are the ones Our Brave Lads from the SAS/Commandos have been fighting...their detractors try dismally not to let the truth get in the way of their own unhinged stories....Osama & his cohorts were the ones that ordered/carried out the Bali bombings in 2002. That's when 88 Aussies were murdered.....and not one of them a soldier! This bullshit is nothing but a Kangaroo Court. Qui audet vincit. Always remember The Australians. Thx Lads. NEVER FORGOTTEN.
Afghanistan War Fast Facts 2: Remember a bloke called Scott Morrison? Well, when he was on holiday in Hawaii last year - our bravest of the brave SAS/Commandos were doing the dirty work & heavy lifting at Tarin Kowt. Ask ScoMo if he's even heard of green-on-blue? And it takes that ballsy politician Jacqui Lambie to really tell it for what it is. Onya Corp RACMP. PM Morrison... please show some gumption & close down this disgraceful persecution of our true heroes. Qui audet vincit. Always Remember The Australians. Thx Lads. NEVER FORGOTTEN.
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METRO WATERS Our special CHRISTMAS offer of 12 mth FREE Membership has been extended! Check it out above! My great colleague & friend Matt Abraham (of 5AA & ABC Adelaide radio fame) messaged me a day or so ago to say he bagged out on some quality sized garfish at one of my secret spots at West Beach! If you want some of that action then pse join up & the GPS marks are yours. Squid & gar are also at Pt Noarlunga (jetty), Christies Beach horseshoe reef & just south of the breakwater at O'Sullivan's Beach boatramp. Blue crabs are steady from several northern metro locations inc. Semaphore, Nth Haven, St Kilda & Outer Harbour, but the males in particular are small, frisky & must go back immediately (ESL is no excuse for keeping undersize blueys imo). Tommies & yellowfin whiting are at Middle Beach, Light Beach & also schooling well at Port Wakefield, great for a small tinny or a half-decent caste from the shore! Flathead & red mullet have been caught off Moana & Seaford beaches & there are bream & school mulloway inside the Onkaparinga river mouth at night.
FLEURIEU/UPPER COORONG/RIVERLAND Goolwa, Upper Coorong and Riverland: reports of early season November mulloway are on the mark as fish up to 20 kilos have again taken lures and baits from the Tauwitchere Point area and overnight along the river mouth. A few good sized salmon trout just under 1 kilo are in the Mundoo Channel, with smaller trouts and mullet at Sugars Beach and Tauwitchere. Salmon to 2 kilos are at Policeman's Point and further south at the 32 Mile Crossing and The Granites near Kingston. Callop and yabbies are becoming more consistent from Swan Reach and Walker Flat. Victor Harbor: some ripper catches of squid have been made off Encounter Bay at West and Wright Islands with the old-fashioned fish lure and a slow drifting boat working well. Squid and ruffs can also be caught from The Bluff and the breakwater rocks. Offshore fishing has been more problematic as last week's on-shore southerlies produced conditions not the best, but when the seas calm there should be snook, gar, squid and the odd 'tinga' (whiting) at Yilki's and Broady's Patch. Shore-based anglers fishing between Middleton and Victor Harbor are working hard to find salmon trout, flathead and mullet. Parsons Beach/Cape Jervis: I saw a couple of nice pics of fish off the beach at Waitpinga over the weekend as the rough seas allowed salmon trout and mullet into the shallows and local gutters, especially from the Newland Head rocks. Mulloway should also be running through here at the moment. Cape Jervis has squid, whiting sweep and tommies when weather conditions permit boats launching to run out of the main basin. Fisheries Beach is worth a try for shark and salmon trout. Rapid Bay/Wirrina/Aldinga Beach: Some ripper tommies were caught from the jetties at Rapid Bay and Second Valley in that hot, balmy weather late last week. KG whiting catches have been had at Wirrina Cove and the grounds just west of here in about 11 metres of water. The Marina breakwater rocks have squid and garfish on baits of gents and small pieces of green prawntails. Lady Bay and Normanville anglers have reported garfish, tommies, squid and snook while shore-based anglers have caught some Yellowfin whiting at Silver Sands and Aldinga Beach.
LOWER COORONG/SOUTH EAST Late season mullet have been caught from the shore & inside the bay at Nora Creina Bay & the ajascent Stinky Beach (turn right at the base of the 4WD track). Gar & squid are here & also at Carpenter Rocks, Nene Valley & Cape Northumberland, with boat crews & rock-based anglers all doing well on these great tasting fish! Kingston & The Granites have crays, flathead, KG whiting, tommies, squid & snook for crews fishing the drops off the Margaret Brock reef, while surf casters are scoring salmon to 2 kilos in the surge at 32 Mile Crossing & Salt Creek. Local South East jetties have whiting, squid, tommies & garfish at night. Large boats fishing offshore from Port MacDonnell & Robe/Beachport have caught sweep, red nannys, whiting & trevalley.
YORKE PENINSULA Yorke Peninsula jetty fishing access: I often get asked if local YP jetties are open, particularly those with a shipping schedule. Here is the website link for Wallaroo, Port Giles (currently open) and the requirements for public access: https://portmis.flindersports.com.au/ Wallaroo: The grain ship Nord Copenhagen docked late on Friday as local jetty-based fishing has blueys, squid and night-time tommies. Strong south to south west winds cracked in on the weekend as a few boat crews sheltered behind Point Riley and in the bay trying for blueys, squid and garfish. Port Hughes/Moonta Bay: Reports of decent whiting catches were few and far between last week. West Light grounds hold gar and squid, while the Moonta Bay jetty has blueys, squid and small gar/tommy ruffs. Point Turton: Local crews caught whiting to just legal size in the days leading up to the weekend from The Banks and Port Rickaby. Snook and bigger whiting are along the blue-line at Corny Point and The Pines. Shore and jetty-based fishing has tommies and salmon trout. Marion/Stenhouse Bays: Shore-based anglers are enjoying a run of salmon and mullet from Pondalowie Bay, The Dust Bowl and Gyms'beach, while local jetties have nice ruffs and overnight squid. Hillocky's beach is worth a try for flathead and salmon trout. Edithburgh/Stansbury: KG whiting reports have been mixed from Tapley Shoals south and the broken grounds off Port Giles, along with squid and flathead. Port Giles, Stansbury and Edithburgh jetties have gar, tommies and squid. A few blueys have been caught in the old oyster leases north of Stansbury. Ardrossan/Pine Point: Blue crabs, gar and a few flathead have been caught by boat crews fishing the north-east reef and the Gus Shoal. Rakers chasing blueys caught a few around Billy Goat Flat and out from the Pine Point wharf. Ardrossan jetty has the occasional blue crab and squid.
KANGAROO ISLAND Flathead, salmon trout & mullet are in Pennington Bay & mulloway should start their annual run through here in mid to late November. Kingscote jetty has squid, big ruffs & snook after dusk, while boat crews are catching garfish, squid, KG whiting, flathead & sand crabs around the channel markers which run in an easterly direction off the boat ramp. Emu Bay fishers are reporting a mix of fish inc. whiting, gar, tommies, flathead & squid. Antechamber Bay has red mullet, sweep, salmon trout & mullet.
CHRISTMAS SEAFOOD RECIPE NO: 1 Tarragon, Lime Scallop & Chorizo Parcels. Ingredients: 2 doz fresh scallops/razorfish hearts, 1 chopped chorizo, 2 crab claws, 2 tblespoons chopped tarragon, 1 tblespoon of lime juice & olive oil, 3 limes. Preparation: Marinate scallops, chorizo & crab claws in a bowl with the lime juice, oil & tarragon for at least 2 hrs. Wrap seafood in a foil pouch with lime wedges & a splash of white wine & cook on a hot grill or BBQ plate for 2-3 mins. Serve with a glass of dry white wine. Bon Appetit!
CHRISTMAS SEAFOOD RECIPE NO: 2 Prawn Toasties. Ingredients: 500 gm green king prawns, peeled and cleaned, 2 finely chopped garlic cloves, ½ knob of peeled & finely chopped ginger, 1 tsp white sugar, 1 eggwhite, 1 tsp sesame oil, 4 green onions, finely chopped, bread slices, 1 lightly beaten egg, 60 gm panko crumbs. Preparation: Mince the prawns, garlic, ginger, sugar, eggwhite, sesame oil and ½ tsp sea salt in a food processor until smooth. Combine in a bowl with a green onion. Cut bread into diagonal pieces & spread about 2 tbsp of the prawn mixture. Brush tops of each piece with beaten egg, then coat with breadcrumbs. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer until smoking (180C) & fry the toasts until golden for 2 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towel. Serve hot with a sweet and sour dipping sauce. Bon Appetit!
UPPER SPENCER GULF/WEST COAST Yalata beach fishing has re-opened (permit required) with the other exciting news coming from Far West Coast fishing is the shore-based action for big salmon & very nice garfish for boat crews working out of Ceduna & the bays at Streaky, Smoky & Baird's. The good Lads from The War Vets Fishing Group did well on salmon at the Dog Fence beach, Scott's beach & Fowler's Bay ledge. The jetties at Fowler's & Point Sinclair have big ruffs, squid & strongies. Contrary to some reports, mulloway catches are still slow with only the occasional fish off the surf beaches west of Koonibba & Penong. KG whiting catches are inside Coffin Bay, Pt Lincoln (Buffalo reef, Proper Bay) & Tumby Bay islands & the grounds north-east of the foreshore caravan park. Spalding Cove has big ruffas, squid & snook & there are nice salmon trout & overnight rat kingies off the breakwater at the Tumby Bay marina. Yellowfin whiting are on the bite from Port neill foreshore, Germein Point (Cowell), Murninie Point & the north-eastern side of the Whyalla breakwater. The new Whyalla jetty has squid, blueys & salmon trout. Blueys, snook & garfish are also at Smoky Bay & Acraman Creek. Rat kingies continue their run around Point Lowly rip, Point Patterson & Pt Augusta. Blueys & yellowfin whiting can be caught from shallow-water grounds south of Pt Pirie to Pt Davis. (If you intend fishing Port Pirie, there is a 12 month rec fishing closure in the waters from 1st & 2nd Creeks, then northwards to Pt Germein - caused by heavy metal contamination - check the PIRSA website for specific details.) Tight Lines!