Greg James
Fishing Reports and Hotspots

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THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE! Remember the annual statewide snapper closure begins at midday Nov 1 and goes until midday Dec 15. METRO: KG whiting from Marino, Seacliff and Brighton. Gar, ruffs & squid from Glenelg, West Beach & Semaphore. Ruffs & flathead at Nth Haven & AAMI grounds. YORKE PEN: Blueys from Pt Broughton thru to Pt Hughes. KG whiting at Wallaroo and Moonta Bay. Blueys at Ardrossan and most coastal beaches for raking. FLEURIEU PEN: Salmon trout & mulloway from River Mouth & Sugars Beach. Mullet at Tauwitchere Barrage. Salmon from Parsons and Waits. Gar & squid at Rapid Bay. WEST COAST: Mullies & salmon from Fowler's Bay. Gar & KG whiting off Tumby Bay. Blueys & snook at Cowell & Whyalla. SOUTH EAST: Upper Coorong has salmon trout. Gar & squid at Kingston. KG whiting at Carpeneter's Rocks.


METRO WATERS KG whiting catches are steady with good numbers between Marino to Brighton. Blueys have been caught well north of St Kilda in the deeper water, while gar, KG whiting, flathead and squid have been the other main reports from Nth Haven through to the Outer Harbour grounds. Blue swimmer crabs are also appearing on some of the Metro jetties. Garfish, tommies and squid can be caught in the late afternoons off Seacliff & Marino, with gents & fresh cockle being baits of choice. Some decent sized flathead have also come from Hallett Cove & Marino. Pt Noarlunga jetty has squid, salmon trout & tommies after dark, but keep that steady berley trail for the ruffs to stay interested. Brighton jetty has squid & tommies, while I did have an unconfirmed report this week of mulloway & bream in BOTH the Onkaparinga & Port Rivers. Salmon trout & some plump, big yellowfin whiting (up to 40cm - seen the photo to be sure!) are off Light Beach & the mangroves at Port Adelaide. Snook & garfish can also be caught around the Bastard Pole & St Kilda grounds. Tight Lines!

SOUTH COAST/FLEURIEU PENINSULA 1. Goolwa and fresh water: catches of callop continue along many stretches of the Murray, with those crews fishing the parallel shallows in the late afternoons doing well with fresh shrimp as bait. Mullet and salmon trout are at the Goolwa Barrage and there are some bigger fish at the river mouth itself. Sugars beach has mullet and again the Upper Coorong has mulloway and salmon to 2 kilos. 2. Victor Harbor: The Bluff wharf has squid and tommies and boat crews caught some nice red nannys, sweep and squid. Local shore-based fishing at Port Elliott and Chiton Rocks/Middleton has a few mullet, small flathead and salmon trout. 3. Waitpinga/Parsons: fishing here has been a little on the quiet side in recent days, but for those anglers prepared to work the beach and its off-shore gutters there are salmon trout from time to time, with best bait being pilchard pieces. Deep Creek fishing from the rocks has an occasional salmon when schools run in close. 4. Cape Jervis: Bigger boats that fished out into Backstairs Passage found large KG whiting and flathead. American River fishing in particular has big squid & KG whiting on offer. Jetty fishing has squid and tommies at both Cape Jervis and Rapid Bay. 5. Wirrina: several good catches of KG whiting, garfish & squid came from the grounds just north of the Marina last week. Most local jetties have a steady supply of tommies, squid and salmon trout along the sand line just off the beach. Tight Lines!

SOUTH EAST Tinnies fishing the Glenelg river (SA/Mexico border) have been catching school mulloway, salmon trout, bream & mullet from the river mouth itself right up to the main marker 3 kms upstream. Garfish can be caught from the rocks at Cape Northumberland, Livingstones beach, Carpenter Rocks & Nora Creina Bay. Salmon of various sizes are off the beach at Canundra & South End as well as bigger fish from Boatswain's Point & The Granites. KG whiting are at Cape Jaffa, Robe & Port MacDonnell, along with sweep, tommies and squid. Some big trevalley have come in from Carpenter Rocks in recent days. Kingston boat crews have had a mix of fishing results, with medium KG whiting, flathead, squid & garfish being the main reports. Shore-based anglers fishing the upper sections of The Coorong have been catching mulloway & salmon. Jetty-based fishing has squid & tommies from Kingston, bream & tommies from Robe, flathead & salmon trout from Beachport & squid at Port Mac. Tight Lines!

YORKE PENINSULA Port Broughton: A few early reports of blue crabs have come in from north of Shag Island. Snook, garfish and squid have been caught from several in-shore grounds. The jetty has a few squid and salmon trout. Wallaroo: Squid are in the bay itself and at Point Riley and even up as far as Tickera. Boat crews are catching gar, squid, a few medium sized King George whiting and tommies (Australian herring). Moonta Bay/Port Hughes: The Rose Garden and Simms Cove grounds held KG whiting over the weekend. Steamer Channel and Tiparra Reef have KG whiting, gar and squid. Point Turton: Salmon trout and mullet have been caught from the shore at Point Souttar on the high tide, along with a flathead or two. Boat fishing has been producing gar, KG whiting and squid from The Pines. Marion Bay: A number of southern Yorke Peninsula beaches have good salmon catches with locations such as Brown's Beach, The Dust Hole and Pondalowie Bay (rocks) all doing well. Boat crews have been snared great catches of big KG whiting, red mullet and squid. Edithburgh/Stansbury: KG whiting from Rocky Gully and squid out from Port Giles. Jetty fishing has a few tommies and squid. Ardrossan: A couple of nice catches of squid have come from Port Clinton and Ardrossan, in fact right down past Pavy Gully and Rogues Point. Other main catches have been KG whiting, garfish and tommy ruffs. Tight Lines!

NOVEMBER SEAFOOD RECIPE: Crispy chilli salmon cakes: Ingredients - half kilo cooked salmon flesh, 1 red chilli, 2 eggs, 1 cup panko breadcrumbs, 1 cup mashed potato, bunch spring onions, small tin of mixed corn and peas, 1/2 cup plain flour, Preparation - flake fish into a bowl, then add chopped onion, mashed potato, chilli, corn/peas and one of the eggs. Form into eight pattie shapes, roll in flour, dip in other egg (whisked) then coat in the panko crumbs. Bake for 20 mins in a preheated oven at 200 degress. Bon Appetit!

EYRE PENINSULA + SPENCER GULF Blueys are now coming in the top of the gulf & gar can be caught from The Shacks & Blanche Harbour. KG whiting, squid, red mullet & garfish have all been caught from Streaky Bay around Haslam and Eba Rock/Island. Mullet & yellowfin whiting are at Port Neill, Louth Bay & Germein Point. KG whiting, flathead, gar & tommies can be caught from Smoky Bay, while the jetty here & at Streaky Bay have tommies, squid & garfish. Off-shore islands have the odd tuna, kingfish, with some stand-out fishing sessions continuing to happen at Waldegrave & Greenly Islands. Olive Island & the Dashwood Channel are producing trevalley & big KG whiting respectively. Inside Longnose Point & Coffin Bay boat crews are catching tommies, squid, snook & garfish. Nadia Landing & Davenport Creek have yellowfin whiting, snook & muulet, while Far West Coast beaches have snook, big tommies (especially at Fowler's Bay jetty), strongies, mulloway & salmon up to 4 kilos! 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. KG whiting (although there are many undersize fish about, so care is needed), garfish and snook have been the other main reports from Whyalla through to Cowell, with several beaches (Germein Point, Cowled's Landing etc) holding mullet & 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. The grounds at Baird's Bay & Acraman Creek have mullet & yellowfin whiting in-shore & kg whiting, garfish & tommies in waters over 8metres. Tight Lines!