Greg James
Fishing Reports and Hotspots

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THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE! 1. Metro: salmon trout from Christies Beach, Pt Noarlunga & Southport. KG whiting at West Beach, Glenelg & Semaphore, gar at Seacliff & Tennyson. 2. Fleurieu Pen & freshwater: squid from Lady Bay & Normanville, salmon from Deep Creek & Waitpinga, mullet & small mulloway at Goolwa. Callop at Swan Reach. 3. Yorke Pen: KG whiting in Moonta Bay, Pt Hughes & Balgowan, salmon from Butler's & Brown's beaches. Squid at Wallaroo & Edithburgh. 4. West Coast: snapper from Cowell, Arno Bay & Pt Neill. KG whiting at Coffin & Venus Bays, yellowfin whiting at Louth Bay & Pt Lincoln. 5. South East: gar from Carpenter's Rocks & Nene Valley, mullet at Robe & Beachport, salmon from Salt Creek.

JULY 23 - 31, 2019

METRO WATERS Salmon trout are off the southern metro coast for boats trolling just behind the surf breakers/waves with catches coming from O'Sullivan's & Christies Beach & Moana/Seaford. KG whiting can also be caught from the Silt Grounds & St Kilda/snapper point, West Beach, Brighton & Glenelg/Grange, along with squid & ruffs. Good sized flathead are along the blue line & in the patchy ground out from Semaphore & North Haven. A few lonely snapper have come from the southern metro waters, esp. Port Stanvac, O'Sullivan's Beach & Moana/Seaford. Squid, gar & salmon trout can be caught from the Port Noarlunga jetty & the Onkaparinga river mouth has mullet & bream. Salmon trout are through the Port River system & The Pat, while snook & a few late season blueys are at Chapman's Creek & Middle Beach. Local shore-based anglers are still hitting Tennyson foreshore for yellowfin whiting, mullet & salmon trout, while Brighton jetty is holding late afternoon tommies & squid. Take a crabnet if you are fishing off any of the northern metro jetties, as sand crabs have been caught in recent days! Tight Lines!

SOUTH COAST/RIVERLAND 1. Goolwa and fresh water: salmon trout and mullet have been schooling well throughout the river mouth, Goolwa beach, the Mundoo channel and several spots on Hindmarsh Island. Decent catches of callop have been made at Swan Reach and mullet can also be caught from Meningie on the lower lakes. 2. Victor Harbor: large swells have pumped through Encounter Bay in the past week or so which kept fishing by boat limited. KG whiting can be caught at Yilki's and West Island, gar and squid from the bay. The Screwpile jetty has tommies and squid. 3. Waitpinga/Cape Jervis: trevalley and snapper were caught by boat crews fishing Backstairs Passage, while salmon to 2 kilos have come from the shore at both Waits and Parson's beaches. The Rapid Bay jetty has night-time tommies and a few squid. 4. Wirrina/Aldinga: KG whiting are out off the grounds at Wirrina Cove and Lady Bay, while squid are widespread here and at Carrackalinga. Snapper to 3 kilos have been caught at Aldinga and Sellicks on several in-shore drops. Tight Lines!

SOUTH EAST The strong winds in recent days have bumped up the swells & offshore fishing by boat has been difficult. Tuna & trevalley were being taken from Port MacDonnell, bream, mullet & small mulloway from the Glenelg River. Isolated pods of KG whiting are out from the jetty at Beachport & Robe, while nice gar & salmon trout are at Little Dip & Poorman's Beach south of Robe. South End has sweep & medium snapper while for shore-based anglers there are schools of mullet at Stinky Beach & salmon further south at Canunda. Upper Coorong fishing has salmon to 2 kilos from Salt Creek, the 32 Mile Crossing & The Granites. Kingston fishing has KG whiting, snapper & flathead for boat crews on the grounds adjacent to Margaret Brock reef & tommies & squid from the jetty. Tight Lines!

YORKE PENINSULA Port Broughton: Fishing got off to a windy start last week, but by mid-week the breeze was around 5-10knots, making boating conditions ideal. A few KG whiting, tommies, squid & mullet have been the main reports over the past week. Wallaroo: KG whiting, rugger snapper and snook have been caught from boat crews fishing the grounds north of Point Riley and south of The Magazine, with the Ballast grounds holding whiting up to 39cm. Fishing the tides with a heavy sinker is a must. Jetty anglers caught just a few tommies and squid. Port Hughes - Moonta Bay: Tiparra Reef has KG whiting in the hour or so leading up to the low tide but snapper reports have been quiet. Tommies, squid and gar came from the Port Hughes jetty and north of Warburto Point. Port Victoria - Point Turton: The War Vets Fishing Group fished inside both Wardang Island and the grounds north-east of Goose Island last week for KG whiting, snook and even a couple of blueys! Squid are off Balgowan and Chinaman's Well. Marion Bay - Stenhouse Bay: Rugger snapper, red nannys and flathead are off Marion Bay for boat crews, while local shore-based fishing has salmon trout and mullet at Berry Bay, Butler's Beach and Brown's Beach. Edithburgh/Stansbury: Jetty fishing has been a tad on the quiet side. Boat crews are reporting KG whiting east of Stansbury and some nice gar and squid out from Port Giles. Ardrossan: Squid and the very odd salmon trout came from the jetty before the weather broke on Saturday night, while boat anglers are catching squid, gar and tommies. Tight Lines!

KANGAROO ISLAND 1. Kingscote: Fish the northern side of The Spit for KG whiting, salmon trout & gar while the channel has KG whiting & a few sand crabs. Kingscote main jetty has squid, tommies & gar. 2. Nepean Bay: The Redbanks area has KG whiting, flathead, squid & tommy ruffas. 3. American River: flathead & salmon trout. 4. Christmas Cove: Nice KG whiting, flathead & mullet have been the main catches in the past week or so - fresh bait essential, along with a steady berley trail.

JULY SEAFOOD RECIPE SA King Prawn and rockmelon salad. Ingredients: 6-8 cooked and cleaned SA King Prawns, chopped half-rockmelon, sliced cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, 1 lettuce finely chopped, 1 crushed garlic clove, 40ml olive oil, 40ml lime juice, 40ml white wine vinegar. Preparation: Make a citrus dressing with garlic, oil, juice and vinegar - set aside. Toss salad ingredients in serving bowl, add remaining ingredients and dressing. Serve with a glass of Traminer white wine. Bon Appetit!

EYRE PENINSULA + SPENCER GULF Mulloway & salmon are at the Dog Fence beach & off the rocks at Point Sinclair. Nice squid at have been caught from the Smoky Bay & Haslam jetties, salmon to 2 kilos from Point Brown & KG whiting from Streaky Bay's Dashwood Channel! Pt Pirie & Pt Augusta have kingies, KG whiting (Cockle Spit), flathead & snapper while Cowell & Murninnie Point have snook, gar & yellowfin whiting. Tumby Bay has tommies & squid at the jetty, while the Pt Lincoln town wharf has yellowfin whiting, tommies, squid & salmon trout. Yellowfin whiting can also be caught from Proper Bay. Salmon to 3 kilos are at Gunyah beach, Sheringa, Talia & Almonta (but the ocean swells are huge & care is needed!) with Elliston jetty going well after dusk for tommies & squid. KG whiting are off Baird's Bay & squid can be caught from the Streaky Bay jetty. Ceduna has KG whiting, snook & garfish, while Claire & Fowler's Bays have salmon & mulloway on pilchards as bait. Tight Lines!