Greg James
Fishing Reports and Hotspots



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Reports:

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE! Remember the annual statewide snapper closure commenced midday Nov 1 and goes until midday Dec 15. METRO: Blueys & gar from St Kilda & northern beaches/jetties. Salmon trout are in the Port River. Snook & a few blueys are off Nth Haven & Grange. Gar & squid & tommies from Brighton & Marino Rocks. YORKE PEN: Snook, gar & squid from Port Vic, KG whiting & flathead from Corny Point & Marion Bay. Tommies, gar & squid at Edithburgh & Port Giles. Snook & garfish from Orontes Banks. FLEURIEU PEN: gar, tommies & squid at Lady Bay, Myponga & Sellicks beach. Salmon trou,t from Waitpinga & Goolwa. KG whiting, sweep & a few garfish from Victor Harbor. WEST COAST: Salmon continue at Lock's Well, Talia & Sheringa beaches. Gar & nice ruffs from Streaky Bay, blueys & squid from Pt Lincoln & Louth Bay. SOUTH EAST: Salmon trout from Canundra & The Granites. Red nannys & sweep at Beachport, gar & mullet from Long Beach & Robe areas.

DECEMBER, 2018



METRO WATERS KG whiting catches have slowed with only a few fish coming in from Sellicks/Moana, then more locally at Brighton & West Beach. I did receive an unconfirmed report of mulloway & small kingfish in the Port River, along with salmon trout & a few bream. The snapper bans finishes at midday on Dec 15. 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 River Murray: yabbies have been caught from several Riverland locations inc. Renmark & Lyrop, while callop and redfin perch are also off Tailem Bend, Wellington and Berri. Fishing Goolwa beach in the late afternoon has produced salmon and shark, while the channels at Mundoo and Goolwa also hold salmon trout. Mulloway fishing has been a bit hit and miss, but there has been the odd decent-sized fish caught at the Barrage at Goolwa and in the river mouth itself. 2. Victor Harbor: big squid and a few gar and tommies have come from The Bluff and Screwpile jetty, while boats fishing locally have reported gar, KG whiting, salmon trout and squid. 3. Cape Jervis: salmon schools are in Backstairs Passage and a few closer to shore have meant fish at Parson's and Morgan's beaches. KG whiting and squid have come from boats fishing off Cape Jervis, along with the odd decent salmon, snook and sweep. Rapid Bay jetty has squid, small ruffs and large trevalley after dark. 4. Wirrina: KG whiting, gar, squid and salmon trout have been the main reports from boats fishing out from Wirrina, Lady Bay and Normanville. Local jetty fishing has the odd squid and tommy ruff. Large schools of salmon are still off this part of the coast and there are yellowfin whiting in the shallows at Aldinga and Sellick's 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!

DECEMBER SEAFOOD RECIPE: 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!