- METRO: Mulloway, mullet & bream from the shore at West Lakes, St Kilda & Lower Light., gar & blue crabs from Semaphore & Glenelg jetties.
- FLEURIEU/RIVERLAND/FRESHWATER: Squid, garfish & tommy ruffs from Second Valley, Wirrina & Cape Jervis., mulloway at the Goolwa river mouth., callop from Renmark & Walker Flat., redfin & callop in the Happy Valley res.
- YORKE PEN: Yellowfin whiting from Tickera & Pt Germein., blueys from Ardrossan & Pt Clinton., KG whiting at Pt Hughes.
- SOUTH EAST/COORONG: Nice garfish from Nora Creina Bay, Beachport & Pt Mac., KG whiting from Kingston., salmon to 1 kilo at Canunda.
- SPENCER GULF/WEST COAST: Garfish & squid from Arno Bay & Pt Neill., KG whiting from Coffin & Venus Bays., salmon from Cheetima beach.
- KANGAROO ISLAND: KG whiting, gar & squid from Kingscote & Vivonne Bay.
THIS WEEK'S FISHING SNAPSHOT:
DECEMBER 1 - 10, 2023
STORIES OF US Capt Ron Middleton VC RAAF - Nov 29, 1942 - this is one of the bravest stories I have ever read! Just incredible! The Australian airman flew his Stirling bomber & crew from the UK to Italy & back again under enormous duress & injury - courage we may never know. Read his amazing story here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Middleton_(VC) WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
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METRO WATERS Continuing strong onshore winds are not helping things are they? Mulloway & bream are inside the Onkaparinga river at the moment - right up to River Bend. Jetty-based fishing has tommy ruffs, gar, squid & even a couple of late afternoon KG whiting come from Pt Noarlunga, Brighton & Glenelg jetties. Boat crews are also chasing tommies, gar & squid from Brighton, Grange, Semaphore & Largs Bay - KG whiting & blue crab catches appear to be coming from north of Long Spit & from the deep water drops off Outer Harbour. Bream, mullet & mulloway at night are in the Port River & near the Power Station outlets. The yellowfin whiting reports have dropped back as the blustery weather has kept water temps lower than we can expect normally for this time of the year. Rat kingies have marauded the northern artificial reefs as they chase gar & small tommies for their dinner!
FLEURIEU/COORONG/RIVERLAND Strong at times on shore winds with a generally southerly aspect blew in across all parts of The Fleurieu last week, making serious plans for fishing a bit on the problematic side. The jetties from Pt Noarlunga to Cape Jervis all have occasional squid, garfish and tommy ruffs, with the stand-outs mainly being Pt Noarlunga (which also has salmon trout) and Rapid Bay (squid) - with one, unconfirmed report of Rat Kingfish at Normanville jetty, but not much else. Boat crews, when they manage a launch are finding KG whiting, garfish, squid and snook from Myponga, Normanville and Wirrina. Shore-based anglers are catching yellowfin whiting and salmon trout from Silver Sands, Carrackalinga and Morgan's beach. Fisheries and Waitpinga beaches also hold salmon trout but the on shore winds are making things difficult at times. Gar, squid and tommies are at The Wharf and Screwpile jetties after dusk or on the early morning outgoing tides and there are overnight mulloway again in the river mouth at Goolwa and along the Coorong to The Granites. The inshore reefs at Victor should hold a few nice KG whiting and squid as the winds drop back and the water clears, with tuna, red nannygai and snook also well out from West Island and around Tunk Head. Upstream tinnies are still catching callop from Lock 6, Walker Flat and Blanchetown. The Myponga reservoir has redfin perch and callop as well.
SOUTH EAST Snapper catch limits & reporting of catch rules have changed again - pse check PIRSA website for details. A colleague of mine picked up 6 KG whiting & some mullet from Pt MacDonnell in his new tinny on Sunday afternoon. Gerloff Point, Beachport & Green Point locations are all producing KG whiting for the boat crews when they manage a launch in the rough conditions of Spring. Salmon, mulloway & gummy sharks are in the catch-bags for shore-based anglers from Cape Douglas, Nene Valley & onwards to Carpenter Rocks. The jetty at Beachport has tommies, squid & whiting from in among the boat moorings, while the local drain & lake have mullet. Garfish are in the bay at Nora Creina & Little Dip - with snapper, KG whiting, flathead & squid up at Kingston. Kingston jetty is good for ruffs at the minute!
YORKE PENINSULA Wallaroo: Boat crews are really having to run out early before the sea breezes as they chase whiting, garfish, blue swimmer crabs and squid from the Boiler grounds and Bird Reef. The jetty has been a busy place with fishers trying for blueys, squid and tommy ruffs. Port Hughes/Moonta Bay: Early morning crews caught KG whiting, squid, snook and garfish before the on-shore sea breezes cracked in on the incoming tides. Yellowfin whiting are being targeted from local beaches and the jetties are worth a try for squid and snook at night. Point Turton: Try the jetty for late afternoon squid. Boat anglers are catching whiting, squid and garfish from Mindlacowie, The Pines and Point Souttar. Stenhouse/Marion Bays: Local shore-based fishers are reporting mullet and salmon trout from Daly Heads, Brown's and Gym beaches, while the jetties have squid and tommy ruffs. Strong on-shore winds last week made boat fishing problematic, but KG whiting, snook and flathead are there if crews can manage a launch. Edithburgh/Port Giles: Pesky small snapper are pinching whiting baits from the Tapley Shoals and must be returned to the water immediately. Marion Reef and Rocky Gully grounds have whiting, snook and squid in the mornings. The jetties have tommies and squid. Black Point/Pine Point: Shore-based anglers are chasing yellowfin whiting from the Pine Point wharf and just south of the old boatramp, while rakers are working the beaches for blue crabs north of Billy Goat Flat. Boat crews are reporting garfish, squid and snook. Ardrossan: Rakers for blue crabs continue to be spotted from Mac's beach to James Well. Boat crews fished close to the shore last week for blueys and small garfish. Try the town jetty for overnight mulloway and squid.
KANGAROO ISLAND Nepean Bay channel is holding KG whiting to 34cm at the moment, plus a couple of nice flathead. Tuna to 80 kilos have come from south of KI & also west out from Pt Lincoln - so when conditions are safe big boat crews should manage a few smaller fish out from Sanders Bank & The Pages. Emu Bay, American River & Smith''s beach also have KG whiting, squid & snook. Squid are off most local jetties, along with tommies & garfish. Antechamber & Vivonne Bays hold gar, tommies & squid.
DECEMBER SEAFOOD RECIPE - PRAWN/VEG & EGG COMBO Ingredients: 6-10 chopped green prawns, 4-6 eggs, 3 asparagus, 1 chopped capsicum, 2 chopped onions, olive oil. Preparation: Saute the chopped veg in oil until soft. Add prawns & cook on medium for 5 mins, mixing in beaten eggs. Serve combo (omlette) with a glass of dry white wine. Bon Provencho! Bon Appetit in Peruvian Spanish.
SPENCER GULF/WEST COAST Yellowfin whiting are in the high tide shallows at Pt Germein & across the other side of the gulf at Cowled's Landing. KG whiting catches are coming from Taylor's Landing, Coffin Bay & Pt Neill. Salmon to 3 kilos are being landed in the big, surging surf at Fowler's Bay & the Elliston beaches (Talia, Sheringa, Convention etc) with mulloway also running from Claire Bay & the Dog Fence Beach. Smaller salmon are off Point Brown & Longnose Point. KG whiting are also off The Spilsby Islands, Proper, Tumby & Streaky Bays (try the Dashwood Channel for flathead & Tingas to 38cm). Ceduna has KG whiting & nice squid at the moment. Blue crabs, snook, pesky small snapper (to be returned to the water), red mullet & garfish can be caught from Cowell & Whyalla. Blue crabs & just legal KG whiting are out from Cockle Spit (Pt Pirie) & Pt Germein & in the Pt Lowly rip. Tight Lines!