Greg James
Fishing Reports and Hotspots





    1. METRO: KG whiting & squid from Hallett Cove, Grange, Nth Haven & St Kilda., flathead, tommies & mullet from the beach at Southport, Seacliff & the jetties at Brighton & Pt Noarlunga.
    2. FLEURIEU/RIVERLAND/FRESHWATER: Tommies & squid from The Bluff at Victor & Rapid Bay jetty., mullet from Morgan's Bch., redfin perch & callop from Loxton & Swan Reach., silver perch in the Beetaloo reservoir.
    3. YORKE PEN: KG whiting & squid at Edithburgh, Stansbury & Pt Hughes., mullet, tommies & squid from Wallaroo & Marion Bay jetties.
    4. SOUTH EAST/COORONG: Mulloway & mullet from The Granites & 42 Mile Crossing., kg whiting, squid & an occasional tuna offshore from Carpenter Rocks, Pt McDonnell & Beachport.
    5. SPENCER GULF/WEST COAST: KG whiting & squid from Murat, Streaky & Venus Bays., snook & tommies from Arno Bay & Cowell jetties., salmon from Talia & Sheringa.
    6. KANGAROO ISLAND: KG whiting, tommies & squid from Kingscote, Vivvone Bay & American River.

    7. MAY 20-31, 2024

      STORIES OF US - ERROL NOACK, 5 Battalion RAR May 24, 1966 was an enormously sad day for Walter Noack of SA. It was on this day that his one & only son Errol was KIA during the Vietnam War. Both Walter & Errol were from SA - Errol's death was auspiciously the 1st death of a Conscripted Australian soldier during those troubling times. SA is much the poorer for the passing of these two men. RIP Errol & Walter. WE WON'T FORGET. Ref: LEST WE FORGET.

      BREAKING NEWS! FOR ALL SHORE/JETTY/RESERVOIR FISHO'S - There's now a brand new addition to the MEMBERS ADVANTAGE section! Over 100 of Greg James' fave shore-based spots, every SA jetty & freshwater reservoir. PS CHECK IT OUT!

      METRO WATERS Early launching boat crews fishing northern metro waters are reporting catches of KG whiting to 35cm from Nth Haven, St Kilda, Long Spit & the broken grounds out from Thompson's Bch. For shore-based action reports are that the mullet run is starting with some nice fish right along parts of the Metro coastline, plus a few nice flathead as well! Jetty-based fishing should also hold these fish - try with a steady trickle of fine berley & fish along the blue-line on the shore end. Tommy ruffs and squid will also be part of the fun! KG whiting catches are reasonable in the deep water drops off Glenelg, West Bch, Nth Haven & St Kilda. Mulloway are in the Port River chasing small schools of baby mullet, while local jetties have garfish, squid and tommy ruffs/mullet - try Semaphore, Grange, Glenelg & Brighton with fresh bait & steady berley. Boat crews fishing from Seacliff/Marino down to Hallett Cove are catching mixed season bags of gar, whiting, squid & tommy ruffs.

      FLEURIEU/RIVERLAND As the year progresses and we make plans for our next fishing trip, please be aware of the sanctuary (no-take) zones within the State Marine Parks system and ensure you are up to date with the latest fishing size, bag and boat limits. Gulf St Vincent side of The Fleurieu has a mix of KG whiting, flathead, red mullet, squid, snook and tommy ruffs from Pt Noarlunga, O'Sullivan's Bch and the Lady Bay to Wirrina grounds. The Pt Noarlunga, Normanville and Rapid Bay jetties has some nice tommies, gar and squid in the late afternoons as the warm weather and relatively light winds continue into Winter. Trevalley and lazy Drummer are also at the Rapid Bay jetty with salmon trout off the rocks just north of Second Valley. I did receive an unconfirmed report last week of small tuna, flathead and large snook just south of Cape Jervis while shore-based anglers caught bream, mullet and flathead from Morgan's, King's and Myponga beaches. Waitpinga and Parson's have had continuous days of great conditions for surf fishing as anglers tried for salmon, mullet and overnight mulloway from here and across to Newland Head and Boomer Bch/Chiton Rocks. Boat crews launched from Victor Harbor for whiting, red nannygai, squid, snook and flathead. Large boats running out to The Pages reported red nannys, snapper, the odd tuna and a kingfish or two. Upstream there are redfin perch and callop from Walker Flat, Tailem Bend and Berri.

      SOUTH EAST/COORONG Soapie mulloway & 1kg salmon are in the surf surges from the 32 & 42 Mile Crossings to Salt Creek & The Granites. The mullies are thinner (much like the Far West Coast) here, but a bit further south they are of a bigger size & in better numbers from Lurline Point & south of the Surfers Bch at Beachport. KG whiting can be caught by boat crews prepared to work local drops at Kingston, Robe, Carpenter Rocks, Beachport & Pt MacDonnell plus snapper, big sweep, snook & garfish in the bay at Nora Creina & Nene Valley. Big gar can also be caught from Poorman's Bch & mullet from Stinky Bch & the Salmon Hole, just south of Robe. The surf break out of Robe has mullet & salmon trout. Local jetties have nice ruffas, squid & garfish.

      YORKE PENINSULA Wallaroo: Another fine week greeted Wallaroo-based anglers with a couple of prawn trawlers now anchored off the coast. Boat crews cruised out for squid, KG whiting (Ballast grounds) and snook from Point Riley. The jetty has overnight tommy ruffs and squid, but it is cold work! Moonta Bay/Port Hughes: Try the jetties for squid, tommies and snook in the early mornings. Crews in larger craft fished Steamer channel and Cape Elizabeth for KG whiting, flathead and squid, with an occasional feed of tommy ruffs in the bay. Point Turton: Local shore and jetty-based fishing has reports of Winter garfish, tommies and squid from Port Rickaby, Point Turton and Weetulta Beach right round to Point Souttar and The Pines. Boat crews are chasing whiting, gar and squid, but slow tides have been a problem. Stenhouse/Marion Bays: Boat crews again launched before the south easterlies crept in for KG whiting, nice flathead, squid and snook. Some fat mullet are off many local beaches at Mozzie Flat, Foul Bay and Hillock's Bch. The jetties have squid and ruffs. Edithburgh: Try the grounds out from Coobowie to Tapley Shoals for whiting, squid and garfish with mullet and salmon trout in Sultana Passage. The jetty has tommies and squid. Stansbury/Pt Vincent: Snook, whiting and squid are being caught from The Hut, Orontes Bank and south of the Foreshore Caravan Park at Stansbury. Jetty and wharf-based fishing has a few squid, mullet and tommies. Ardrossan: KG whiting are down at Long Spit and just south of the old artificial reef grounds. Jetty-based anglers fished for overnight mulloway, squid, tommies and mullet.

      KANGAROO ISLAND Relative calm & warm days in the past week or so have seen good reports of KG whiting are coming in from the north coast, as boat crews catch bag limits from Emu Bay, Stokes Bay, King George beach, Snelling Beach & Western River Cove. Flathead, squid & big snook are here as well. KI jetty-based fishing has a mix of nice tommies, squid, salmon trout & even some big winter garfish right across the Island. Nepean Bay, Vivonne Bay. American River & Antechamber Bay have whiting of various sizes, garfish, big ruffas & squid. Salmon trout & mullet are also at local beaches with a steady berley trail working well.

      MAY SEAFOOD RECIPE Baked fish in white wine. Ingredients: 4 cleaned barramundi/salmon fillets, 2 sliced limes, 3 sliced onions, 1 bunch chopped coriander, 1 cup dry white wine, breadcrumbs, 6-7 chopped olives, 70gm butter, wasabi & seasoning. Preparation: place fish fillets in a greased baking dish & top with lime & onion slices. Add wine, breadcrumbs & wasabi butter. Season with salt & pepper. Cook at 240 degrees in a preheated oven for 25 mins. Garnish with coriander & olives & serve with remainder of the white wine.

      SPENCER GULF/WEST COAST Several shore-based reports coming in are that the Far West Coast mulloway run is slowing, but the up-side is for nice salmon are off Yalata, Fowler's Bay & then down to Wanna, Sheringa, Talia & even Sleaford Bch. Don't be surprised if the mullies return when the weather turns a bit grim. Boat crews are chasing KG whiting from the island groups off Ceduna, then Smoky & Streaky Bays as the blueys drop back. Good catches of squid are off Baird & Bosanquet Bays with small whiting inside Venus & Coffin Bays. Big samson fish & kingies were landed out from Longnose Point & Waldegrave Is last week. KG whiting, squid & flathead can be caught from Tumby Bay, Pt Neill & Arno Bay by boat, while jetty-based fishing has tommy ruffs, a few garfish & squid. Cowell Harbour false entrance has snook & flathead with Upper Spencer Gulf holding the late season blueys, garfish, squid & snook from the Plank shoal, Point Patterson & north of Point Lowly. Tight Lines!