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  1. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report 02/06/2017

    METRO
    Crabs are still going OK around Semaphore and The Black Pole. Water temps have dropped markably meaning the whiting should now show up during the low and high periods. This is a great time of year when the weather is right where if it calm in the morning it would probably be calm all day. Some nice whiting have come from the Star Wreck, Cabbage Patch, Grange Tyre Reef, West Beach ground, South of Brighton and out from Stanvac. Crabs can still be caught from the Black Pole, Shipping Channel. Largs and Semaphore. Squid are in full swing out from West Beach, Semaphore, Largs, Black Pole and Marino as this is the time where they are breeding and are very aggressive. Port River has plenty of salmon trout between the North Arm and St Kilda. Nice bream have been caught from the Port ramp towards the Birkenhead Tavern. Mullet are still being caught near the mouths of the creeks within the Port River system. West lakes has bream near the rowing club along with some nice soapies. Snook have been thin but there are still a lot between the Black Pole towards St Kilda. Snapper have been great some days but nothing others. Persistence is the key. Best places are No 5 Beacon in the shipping channel, Glenelg breakwater, Stanvac Barges and the Broadway grounds

     

    YORKE PENINSULA
    Port Broughton has plenty of salmon trout, snook, tommies and garfish in the channels. Wallaroo has small mulloway in the marina along with some bream. Crabs are still doing well off the jetty and North Beach. Squid are off the jetty and south of Wallaroo towards Bird Islands. Port Hughes has been doing well in the southern bay for whiting and big garfish, The Light still has plenty of nice sic garfish. Tippera Reef has small snapper south side in 5-6 metres of water. Balgowan has big whiting north towards the cliffs and south towards Chinaman’s. Snapper catches have improved out wide 40KMS SW of Balgowan with fish coming in at 8-9 Kilos. Whiting have now moved in with great catches at Port Hughes, Port Vic, Hardwick Bay, Point Turton, Edithburge and even Stansbury south of the spit. Squid have really fired with squid coming from Clinton, Ardrossan, Port Vincent, Stansbury, Edithburgh, Turton, Hardwick Bay, Port Vic, Port Hughes and Wallaroo.

     

    SOUTH
    Waits has produced a mix of salmon trout and salmon and Salt Creek is still firing on the mulloway towards the TEA TREE

     

    FRESHWATER
    Callop are doing very well along the Murray from Cobdogla down towards Mannum.
    Sorry for the short version but haven’t been well so this is the least I ca provide for my followers. Hope to do better next week when I fully recover.

     

    Tight Lines from The Dorsal Fin Team

     

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    • Jun 02 2017 12:09 PM
    • by bjorn2fish
  2. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report 04/05/2017

    Metro
    Some nice squid have been coming from West Beach, Semaphore, Largs and east of the Black Pole. Whiting are being caught at Black Pole, Norma, Bower Road ground, Grange and bigger fish out from West Beach. Crabs are slowing but there is still a good feed to be had at the Silt grounds, Semaphore and Largs. Snapper are being caught around the shipping channel, near the John Robb, ballast ground, the Broadway and out from O'Sullivan's around the barge. Port river has plenty of salmon trout from the North Arm through to the St Kilda breakwater. Some nice bream are being caught near the North Arm wrecks, Port Adelaide sailing club and north towards the Port bridges. West Lakes has mullet, bream and some small mulloway. For the jetty and beach anglers there are still some mullet and tommies and squid off Brighton, Grange and Semaphore jetties.
    Yorke Peninsula
    Snapper are coming from Ardrossan, Port Hughes, Chinamans, Corny Point, Edithburgh, out wide from Port Broughton and north of the Orontes. Whiting have picked up at Port Hughes, Balgowan, Port Vic, Edithburgh and Stansbury. Down the bottom of the foot there are salmon and mullet. Marion Bay jetty has squid and tommies. Butlers has salmon and mullet. Squid are coming from Port Vincent, south of Ardrossan, Pine Point, Stansbury, Point Turton, Hardwick Bay, Port Vic, port Hughes and Wallaroo. Crabs are still doing well at Clinton, Ardrossan, Port Vincent, Black Point and Port Broughton.

     

    South
    Salmon are coming from Waitpinga and Salt Creek. Rapid Bay has squid, tommies and some garfish. Second Valley has squid and tommies. Bluff jetty has some squid. Mulloway are still coming from Salt Creek beaches and the Coorong has mullet, bream near the Mondoo Channel and small mulloway near the dredge and east towards Mundoo.

     

    Freshwater
    Some nice size callop are coming from Cobdogla, Big Bend, Castles Landing, Blanchetown and around Cadel.

     

    Tight lines from The Dorsal Fin Team
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    • May 04 2017 09:23 PM
    • by bjorn2fish
  3. Dorsal Fin EASTER Fishing Report 13/04/2017

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    Metro has really livened up in the last couple of weeks where the snapper have showed up in some of the regular spots like the Shipping Channel. Nice fish between 45-60cms have been caught mainly on the incoming tide. I tend to like the outgoing for bigger fish. Whiting are being caught from West Beach with good fish around the 38cm mark but also work the out skirts of the Grange Tyre Reef for the same type of fish. Legal whiting are also being caught just off the Norma, Silt Grounds and the Black Pole. Crabs are still doing well off Semaphore and Largs with some still being caught as far south as Brighton. Mullet have now moved onto our beaches with Largs, Tennyson and Grange being the best. Squid looks like to be as good as last year with good catches at Marino, south of Brighton, West Beach and also east of the Black Pole. Snook can also be caught early morning along the weed line just in from the sand line between Semaphore and Largs. Best when the tide is really moving. Port river has mullet in the creeks and the salmon trout have started to hang around the north arm and north towards St Kilda. Bream have been caught around the wrecks in the North Arm and as far north as the railway bridge near the West Lakes outlet. Mulloway have been caught by the die hards but if you are prepared to put in the time and get your live bait there are some nice fish near the quarantine station and at the Pelican Point Power Station outlet. West Lakes has bream, Mulloway and Mullet at the southern end and the northern end has lots of small bream with some decent size fish in between. As I said a while ago if you go to the beach at the north/eastern end of the lake you can pump clickers which are great bait. The Onkaparinga has bream, some salmon trout and mullet near the outlet. Yellowfin whiting are still being caught on the northern beaches along with some flathead. Best places are Port Gawler, Thompsons Beach and Webb Beach. There is also crabs for those crabbers wanting to rake but follow the tide out to get it quick.

     

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    PORT BROUGHTON – Nice salmon trout, snook and tommies in the channel. North of the last pole there are garfish, tommies and the odd whiting in the sand channels. Crabs in the channel and in between the Channels of Port Broughton and Fishermans Bay. Jetty anglers (If you can get pass the trumpeters there are crabs, tommies and a few Yellowfin Whiting.

     

    WALLAROO – Out from North Beach there are crabs, Squid, Garfish and Tommies. The inside are of Bird island has big mullet and snook but you need to get in close. The patches as you just get past the island on the inside have some very nice whiting but the trick is come up to the patches very slow and anchor 10 metres behind so you don’t spook them. At the moment anywhere north isn’t doing so well other than squid closer in around Point Rielly. There has been a few small Kings swimming around but again reluctant to bite. The jetty is producing squid, tommies and crabs so great for the kids.

     

    PORT HUGHES/MOONTA – Whiting are picking up around the northern grounds between the point and Walrus rock, they are also picking up at Kemps and the Rose Garden and near Coopers and south further into the bay. Squid are at coopers, the bay and west of the Moota jetty. Snapper have been doing very well with fish being caught south of Cape Elizabeth, southern end of the Tiparra reef where there is still some great garfish fishing on the eastern side of the pole. Snook are in the weed patches west of Coopers. For jetty anglers there is squid, crabs and tommies on the Port Hughes jetty and crabs and tommies on the Moonta jetty. Squid can be better at night at this time of year on these jetties due to the bright full moon.

     

    BALGOWAN – Has whiting on most of the local grounds out from the cliffs. Snapper are further south towards the reefs at Chinamans and out wide on the ledges grounds. There is also some heading north towards Cape Elizabeth along the first ledge in around the 15 metre mark.

     

    PORT VICTORIA – Garfish are slowing due to the temperature drop but there is still a feed near Rocky. Squid are doing well between Moorara wreck and north drifting. Snook are near Deadmans along with some salmon. The bay has snook and tommies. South towards Second Beach has some big whiting but you need to move around to get your limit but with the whiting comp on Saturday it will be the area to get the big one. For the jetty anglers, while the jetty hasn’t been fully restored there are still tommies and squid along with the odd big drummer at night.
    Remember that the royal Coastal Patrol Hosts the Annual Whiting Competition on Saturday with some huge prizes for the biggest whiting and it all goes to their volunteer patrol so please support.

     

    PORT RICKABY – Has squid, tommies and a few garfish, again the jetty is limited.

     

    HARDWICK BAY – Has whiting in 15-18 feet of water just out from the township along with squid further north and there are tommies and garfish near the weed line.

     

    POINT TURTON – Whiting are in the bay along with fish on the Pipes ground along with fish out from Soutter and out from the weed line from the bay after soutter in around 3-4 metres of water in the sand patches. Sorry no reports of snapper. Jetty anglers can get squid. Garfish, tommies and if lucky there are some small kings and salmon hanging around the breakwater.

     

    CORNY POINT – Has some nice squid and whiting pass the weed line. Around the corner they have snapper in the deeper areas around the island.

     

    GLEESON’S LANDING – Has squid off the reef for shore anglers while boat anglers can expect snapper, whiting and some big tommies. Shore base there is some school mulloway and salmon.

     

    DALY HEAD – Some nice salmon schools have been showing up late afternoons. Best trick is to have binoculars and look before going down. Mullet should also be on the beaches.

     

    BROWNS BEACH/PONDI – Salmon are showing up on Brown’s but this week you will need to get there at night with the full moon if you want to chuck lures out in the bay. With the weather looking good you can get out on the inner reef early morning or late afternoon and throw out floating pilchards which works very well. There is also some nice mullet at the bottom of the stairs. Pondi has some nice mullet and some garfish. Not long ago I caught a huge catfish in the same are.

     

    MARION BAY – The mullet have moved in out the front of the caravan park and off the cliffs on the point. For jetty anglers there are tommies and squid. If you want the big squid get there very early or wait for the sunset.

     

    BUTLERS BEACH – Butlers this time of year is magic. Mullet, salmon and big tommies of the beach. Be sure to visit.

     

    EDITHBURGH – Some nice snapper have been caught near the Marion reef, The channel is limited over Easter due to bi tides but if you can manage to get out there during the slow tidal movements you can get snapper, whiting and some school sharks. Jetty is doing well for squid and tommies and on the northern end of jetty if you cast out wide can produce whiting.

     

    COBOWIE – This can be a great place to go to when everything goes sour. On the point you can get garfish, tommies and whiting. Head into the oyster leases a\late afternoons and you will get big whiting 50cm plus along with some nice gummies. The southern end is best.

     

    STANSBURY – Has crabs near the spit along with squid. Those getting closer to the oyster leases can find some big whiting. Out front of the cemetery grounds in 5-6 metres of water will find whiting late afternoons or slower tides move closer into the 3-4 metre mark on the patches where the whiting can be pretty full on. There is also squid when drifting in the same area. Jetty anglers can get crabs, garfish and tommies.

     

    PORT VINCENT – Plenty of crabs for the boaties and dabbers here along with mullet, bream and some salmon trout off the wharf at high tide.

     

    BLACK POINT – Has crabs and garfish near the spit on the eastern side. High tide the beaches are producing yellowfin whiting and mullet. Out from the spit there are also some salmon trout. Out wide heading south towards Orontes there has been some nice snapper caught.

     

    ARDROSSAN – Snapper catches have improved off the Barrages and north east of the jetty. Crabs are prolific just south of the BHP jetty along with garfish. Yellowfin Whiting are being caught on the beaches out from the cliffs. Squid have been OK but you need to travel south towards James Well.

     

    CLINTON/PRICE – The creek is just starting to get mullet. You need to see where the shags are sitting and then you will find the mullet. The mouth has salmon trout as well as some flathead along the edges of the channel as well as some snook which are hard to hook.

     

    SOUTH

     

    WAITPINGA – Some nice salmon trout and mullet early mornings but with the full moon there will be some nice salmon during the night off the reef to the right using lures.

     

    COORONG – If you can get a camping spot early ensure you pick a spot where the water is clear. There is a lot of mullet in these areas and there should be some school mulloway. Nothing is better when you can throw out a line in front of camp and bag a fish. Planning is everything. The mouth has mullet, salmon trout and the odd schoolie. Further up towards Mundoo channel you can get bream near the rocks.

     

    SALT CREEK AND BEYOND – There has been some very good reports of Mulloway still being caught off Salt Creek. The last I had was 2 weeks ago of a 18Kg fish caught 5kms east of the Tee Crossing. My friend also the week before we headed to the Coorong caught fish over a metre. So fish are still there. This weekend should be a cracker with little weed (I’m assuming of course.) LOL.

     

    VICTOR HARBOUR/CAPE JERVIS
    Still plenty of tuna hanging around in schools west of Victor and thus weekend should be a blinder. People that took the boat the other week did well off Newland Heads and also got snapper and Nannies

     

    FRESHWATER
    My friend has been doing very well on the callop and they seemed to be from Blancheown towards Mannum. Ther is still a few shrimp about so would suggest putting in a net with the old faithful Parmolive soap.

     

    Wishing everyone a very safe and happy long weekend and remember no fish is worth your safety so take your time.

     

    Here is what the guys did last week off Victor

     

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    • Apr 13 2017 12:44 PM
    • by bjorn2fish
  4. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report 01/04/2017

    EASTER is getting pretty close so I will look at a special Easter edition which will come out on the Tuesday prior so people can get prepared. If anyone wants our Burley Pots or wants sinkers for the Easter break please PM ASAP. All sinkers are $8.00 per kilo except spring sinkers which are 25 Cents each due to the spring costs. Burley Pots are $25.00 for the small and $27.00 for large. They can either be picked up at Parafield gardens or sent by post for a small cost.

     

    We have snapper leads, Swivel Bombs, Running Bean, Burley Spring, Spring Only, Star, Surf Wire sinkers in various weights from ½ OZ to 16 OZ SO BE QUICK as they are made to order!

     

    METRO
    Metro is starting to pick up with nice whiting being caught out from West Beach, Grange, Norma, Star wreck and near Black Pole. Crabs are still going strong but if the weather starts to cool off quick they will soon thin out. Squid numbers have increased around West Beach, Brighton, Grange and Semaphore with Marino doing well on calm mornings. Snook are coming from the Brighton jetty early mornings and late afternoons along with some crabs, Grange jetty has tommies a few garfish and some yellowfin whiting in the shallows, Semaphore jetty has crabs at night, Tommies and mullet in shallow, Largs jetty has crabs at night and some yellowfin whiting in shallow during big tides. Snapper have picked up with some fish being caught in the shipping channel, near Norma and John Robb, Near Grange tyre reef and out from Brighton. Garfish are around but are not biting to well during the day but better nice and early in the morning in shallow. Port river has mullet and bream with the odd mulloway being caught near the quarantine station late at night. With Pelican Point power station starting up permanently soon the mulloway will sure to return near the outlet. West lakes has bream, mulloway, mullet of the southern beach and some small rugger snapper have been caught of late. The Onkaparinga is producing some nice bream, salmon trout and a few mullet. The beaches north of Adelaide still have a few crabs for waders but it is starting to get tough. Yellowfin whiting have been caught in the channels on the follow out tide along with a few flathead. Those wading out there at night have been doing well on Flounder which is a magic fish to eat.

     

    YORKE PENINSULA
    Will do the Jetties first where Ardrossan jetty has some mulloway in the channel along with crabs and tommies, port Vincent has small tommies, crabs and some garfish no and again, Stansbury has crabs, garfish, tommies and squid, Wool bay has squid and tommies, Edithburgh has tommies, squid and whiting of the northern end, Wallaroo has crabs and squid, Port Hughes has crabs, tommies and squid. Crabs are doing well at Clinton, Ardrossan, Port Vincent, Black Point, Stansbury, Port Broughton, Wallaroo and Port Hughes. The winter Whiting are slowly moving in off Port Hughes south, Port Vic north, Wallaroo south near Walrus Rock, Hardwick Bay, Soutter, Edithburgh and Stansbury. Snook are at Port Hughes and Port Vic. Squid numbers are improving out from Wallaroo, Port Hughes, Port Vic, Pine Point and out from James Well. Snapper have finally shown up around Port Hughes, Chinamans and Port Vic but not in big numbers or size but enough to get a good feed. Port Broughton channel is starting to get some good size salmon trout and snook with some good size tommies moving in near the big bend of the channel. Snapper have been coming from the wrecks south of Broughton also. Down south there are nannies out from Wedge and Althorpes and some nice whiting south of Althorpes. Kings have been coming from the rocks south west of Hatstacks. Browns Beach has salmon and mullet. Nice mullet are now coming from Pondi, Chinaman’s Hat, out the front of the Marion Bay caravan park and off the beaches at Bulters. Salmon scholls are also at Daly Heads and a few pods have been showing up now and again off Butlers Beach.

     

    SOUTH
    Tuna are still doing well west of Victor along with some nice nannies and snapper. The guys that hired the Dorsal Fin Boat last Saturday did very well with Tuna, Nannies, Trevally and snapper and were absolutely wrapped with the boat. 2nd Valley and Rapid Bay still should have a good run of Tommies after this front along with squid. Waitpinga had some nice salmon caught late at night chucking lures near the reef and salmon trout and mullet during the early mornings. Coorong is still producing some nice mullet and salmon trout with some school mulloway being caught near the dredge.

     

    FRESHWATER
    Some nice callop came from the Blanchetown area along with some catfish (Which must be returned). Cobdogla also had some callop along with fish coming from north of Mannum. Yabbies have slowed down but you can still get a feed in some of the back-water channels. The Warren is still producing some nice Redfin using soft plastics or the good old Mepps Spinners.

     

    Here is a couple of photos from the boys who hired the boat last Saturday

     

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    • Apr 01 2017 08:48 AM
    • by bjorn2fish
  5. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report 25/02/2017

    METRO
    Crabs are still going strong with Brighton, Semaphore, Largs and St Kilda/Black Pole areas being the best. The summer whiting are still hanging in there with some good catches coming from the West Beach area late afternoons and south of Brighton near the turn of tides. There are still some whiting coming from the cabbage patch and near the Black Pole. Squid have been spasmodic but tend to be better on fast tides just north of Marino, West Beach out from the ramp, north of Grange, east of the Black Pole and the weed beds just before Port Gawler. Snook are being caught near dusk along the shallower weed beds between Grange and Semaphore. A few snapper have been taken from the shipping channel 3 poles before the Farewell Beacon and out wide about 30kms west of North Haven. Port river has some nice bream from the Port Adelaide sailing club up to the Birkenhead bridge, they are also getting bream near the wrecks in the North Arm. There are some nice mullet in the creeks between the North Arm and St Kilda usually just inside the creek. Heavy burleying is the trick and use gents for bait on a float to avoid catching the weed. West lakes has some big bream near the southern end of the lake and also between the Bartley Tavern and the old boat ramp north. Mulloway have been slow but there has been a few just south of the island. Yellowfin whiting are being caught on the northern beaches like Webb wading out, Thompson’s and Port Wakefield.

     

    YORKE PENINSULA
    Tuna are still around Susan Shoals but the schools are not as big as they were due to the Tuna boats netting recently. This has scattered the schools into smaller pods of fish. Nice Nannies are still being caught in around the same area but some days they won’t bite and some days they go crazy. Some kingfish are hanging around the shallower area of the shoals also. Crabs are still doing very well on the Yorkes and should do for a few more weeks yet. Port Vincent is the pick of the towns with plenty for even the rakers. Other areas are Port Clinton, Ardrossan, Stansbury, Black Point, Port Broughton, Wallaroo and Port Hughes. Some nice summer whiting are still around at Port Hughes, Port Victoria, Hardwick Bay, West of Turton, Corny Point, Edithburgh, Marion Bay and Stansbury where there has been some excellent numbers near the spit on the inside and north of the cemetery. Some nice snapper have been coming from Ardrossan and north of Black Point and there are some nice ruggers coming from Tapley’s Shoal. Snook are coming from Port Broughton, Wallaroo, Port Hughes near Coopers, Port Victoria near Deadman’s, Squid are coming from out front of Pine Point, near the inner spit of Black Point, inside the spit at Stansbury, Turton and near North beach at Wallaroo. Wool Bay jetty, Edithburgh jetty and Wallaroo jetty has squid also. Jetties worth a try for crabs are Stansbury, Wallaroo, Port Hughes, Moonta and Port Broughton. Garfish are still in big numbers out near the light at Port Hughes, Near Bird Island (Inside) south of Wallaroo (Including some big mullet), Price, south of Ardrossan, Stansbury and Port Vincent.

     

    SOUTH
    Tuna are still being caught down south west of Victor but there was a school near the breakwater at Cape Jervis on Monday so the school shouldn’t be too far away if venturing out this weekend. Whiting are south west of Cape Jervis along with some rugger snapper. Snapper are also out from Willoughby in the deeper grounds. The Bluff jetty has some squid. Waitpinga has salmon trout early mornings but there is the odd salmon near the reef late at nights. Coorong has some nice mullet and some salmon trout along with some bream near the rocky channels. Salt Creek still has some mulloway along with salmon and sharks. Weed can be a problem at times but if you can fish the wider gutters you may be able to keep the lines out longer. Persistence is the key. Rapid Bay has squid, tommies and a few garfish. Some snapper came from the Wirrinna area and some nice whiting towards Lady Bay in the sand patches. Whiting are also being caught out from the Normanville jetty a couple of kms out in the sand patches along with some big drummer.

     

    FRESHWATER
    Yabbies are still being caught in good numbers in the river from Cobdogla down to Swan Reach. Some nice callop have been caught around Cobby, Blanchetown, Big Bend and near the marina at Mannum.

     

    Tight Lines from The Dorsal Fin Team

     

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    • Feb 25 2017 10:48 AM
    • by bjorn2fish
  6. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report HOLIDAY EDITION...

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    METRO
    Snapper were doing well before the closure in some areas such as O’Sullivan’s, out wide from North Haven approx. 35 kms out and up towards the Long Spit. Crabs are still running well but not as vigorous as back in October but there is still a good feed. Semaphore, Largs, north of Black Pole and in deeper water not far from the Cabbage patch. Squid have been doing very well with good catches coming from West Beach, Grange, Marino and a few out from Largs and near the Silt Grounds. There is plenty of snook around along the metro coast with Semaphore, Black Pole and Grange being the better places. Jetties have been doing OK in the early mornings and late afternoons also. Garfish are prolific but not big around Semaphore, Grange, West Beach and Brighton. Jetties have been doing well late at night. Whiting have slowed but there are still some nice fish south of Brighton and in the deeper waters out towards the Ballast ground off North Haven. It has been a good season for the Tommies with good catches and good size fish right along the metro coast. Keep a steady burley stream but not too much coming out. West Lakes has bream at both ends of the lake and small mulloway near the southern end of the lake. There is also some mullet back from the inlet and a few tommies. Yellowfin whiting have not quite hit the beaches as yet but there is some fish around Tennyson beach, St Kilda, Port Gawler and Thompsons beach. Garfish are still being caught wading out from the beach at Tennyson also.

     

    YORKE PENINSULA
    Take note of the new fishing regulations that come into force December 1. Snapper limits are now the same in all waters as it was with St Vincent gulf.

     

    Port Clinton/Price – There is crabs for boaties and waders, Salmon trout at the Price mouth, Garfish, Tommies and some nice flathead in the channels pass the mouth.

     

    Ardrossan – Some nice snapper were caught yesterday out near the Barges and not far out from the jetty, Small mulloway are out from the jetty at night, nice size garfish are north and south of the BHP jetty in shallow along with some nice crabs, Yellowfin whiting are off the beach south of Ardrossan and there is plenty of tommies around. The jetty has some crabs, squid and tommies.

     

    Black Point/Port Vincent – Crabs are still doing well for boaties and waders, Garfish are out on the eastern side of the spit at Black Point and north of the caravan park at Vincent, Yellowfin whiting are coming off the beaches and squid are at both locations. Snapper are south of Black Point on some of the trolley grounds heading towards the banks.

     

    Stansbury – Some nice whiting are coming from the oyster leases on the eastern side late afternoons, squid are off the jetty and out on the inner side of the spit, Garfish are near the spit and some off the jetty along with some nice tommies. Nice snook are out from the cemetery ground as well as squid and whiting on the late afternoon high tide. Some snapper should be out wide but have had no reports of any fish being caught prior to closure. Reports of some mulloway being caught at the Arm Chair and should improve through the holidays.

     

    Edithburgh – Whiting are still north of the island along with some big fish in the channel. There are big whiting near the oyster leases late in the afternoons. Snapper are in good numbers near Marion Reef and the channel. Squid are prolific north of the town and out from the swimming pool. Garfish and tommies are near the point at Coobowie and some nice gummies in the Coobowie bay. Squid, tommies and some garfish are coming from the jetty.

     

    Marion Bay/Pondi – Small pods of tuna are just starting to show up and should improve into the holidays. There are some nice nannies out from Podi and west towards Wedge. Kings are being caught out near Wedge along with tuna, some sambos. In the bay at Wedge there are whiting and flathead. Out from the jetty at Marion bay there are whiting and out from Rhino’s there are some nice gummies and flathead. Butlers and towards Foul Bay have big whiting. Shore based there are salmon pods at Butlers, Browns beach and occasionally in Pondi Bay. Early mornings and late afternoons is best. Pondi bay has garfish, whiting and flathead for the waders.

     

    Corny Point/ Gleeson’s - Nice whiting are out on the patches at Corny. Snapper are out deeper around the corner near the islands. Berry bay is starting to see some School Mulloway late at night. Gleeson’s has school mulloway along the beaches, squid out from the reef, whiting and snapper out wide south of the point.

     

    Point Turton – Whiting are coming from the Soutter grounds and near the drains, Garfish are in good numbers in the bay. Squid are coming from the bay in shallow. Snook are long the weed beds in about 3 metres of water and the jetty has garfish, tommies, squid, salmon trout and the odd sprat king near the breakwater.

     

    Hardwick Bay – Nice size whiting are out from the town in 4-5 metres of water, snook are also prolific within the township shallows, squid are coming from the northern grounds of Hardwick. Some small snapper are coming from the shoals.

     

    Port Victoria – Whiting continue to be in good numbers. Best areas are the Jetty ground, Moorarra late afternoons, near Goose on eastern side, Port Vic Reef, south of Flat Rock and north of Beatrice. Garfish are in good numbers near Rocky island along with big tommies, Squid are in the shallows east of Green island and big snook are coming from Deadman’s along with some salmon. Snapper have started to show up south of the island. Late afternoons is worth a try near some of the wrecks on the western part of the island and south of island approx. 12 kms straight south of Flat Rock. Drift this area where you can catch both whiting and snapper. Great news for holiday makers who fish the jetty. The jetty will be open for the first 140 metres as it will be repaired before Christmas, this also includes Port Rickaby jetty which will have access to 80 metres of jetty.

     

    Balgowan – Whiting are north towards the cliffs in around 10-12 metres of water, snapper are out wide south west about 40 kms out, Snook and big tommies are in close.

     

    Port Hughes – Snapper are out on the steamer but not in big numbers but there is some big whiting out there also. Squid are in the bay and at Coopers, Garfish, tommies and nice size crabs are in the bay and snook are between the jetty towards Coopers. The jetty has crabs, squid in shallow, tommies and some garfish. Garfish are in big number out on the light along with snook and the odd rugger near the reef on the southern side.

     

    Wallaroo – Had no reports on the snapper but after the spatial closure there should be some good number out on Jurassic’s. Whiting are still on the Walrus grounds and south towards the point. Best results have been drifting, Garfish and tommies are in the bay, Snook are coming from the North Beach end, squid are right through the bay. In the marina there are Yellowfin whiting, bream and the odd schoolie. Crabs are also right through the bay. The jetty has been doing well for crabs, squid, tommies and some garfish.

     

    Port Broughton – Snapper are coming from the northern ground before Pirie, south near the car wreck and out wide heading west towards the spit. Whiting are out deep west of the council wreck, tommies and garfish are between the Port Broughton channel and Fisherman’s bay Channel outside. Crabs are within the bay and in the back channels. The jetty is producing yellowfin whiting, crabs and tommies (Along with lots of trumpeters).

     

    Port Pirie – Garfish and tommies are out past the last marker along with crabs, the channel has some salmon trout and the mouths of the creeks has some nice yellowfin whiting and the odd flathead.

     

    Port Augusta – Kings, Kings, Kings. There are still some nice kingfish around, crabs are prolific south of the power station and out from mangroves, snapper have been hooked mistakenly out from the old power station wharf at night, garfish and tommies are out from the shacks along with some squid.

     

    AYRE PENINSULA/WEST COAST
    Decent salmon are at Scotts Beach Big tommies and squid are coming from the Fowlers Bay jetty. Mulloway are coming from The Dog Fence Beach, Yalata beaches and Tuckamore. Davenport creek has mullet & salmon trout. Streaky Bay has garfish, snook, kg whiting & blue crabs north of Dashwood Channel, while Acraman Creek has gar, mullet & salmon trout. Out from Waldegrave Island boat crews have caught red nannys, sweep, kg whiting & nice squid - Port Lincoln & Proper Bays have ruffs, salmon trout, garfish & flathead. Best reports for Eyre Peninsula kg whiting are from Reevesby Island, Tumby & Arno Bay grounds & east of Louth Bay. Tuna have dried up. Kingies are off Point Lowly, along with squid and crabs.

     

    SOUTH
    Squid, garfish, tommies & squid have been caught from inshore waters at Yankalilla & Sellicks Beach. Jetty fishing at Cape Jervis & Rapid Bay has been quite good with tommies, squid & big snook. Boats fishing out from Victor Harbor caught gar, kg whiting, snook & tommies. Second Valley has tommies and squid. Salt Creek has been plagued with weed on many occasions but when it’s clear there has been some nice mulloway, sharks and there is still some small pods of salmon. The Coorong continues to release water but with the blackwater coming down things may slow within the Coorong waters. Keeping closer towards the mouth should be better.

     

    FRESHWATER
    Unfortunately, the Murray has some big flows of blackwater coming down from our friends interstate but there is still some good fishing in Lake Bonney where even the jetty is almost under water. Callop continue to be on the bight in Lake Alexandrina. Some nice Callop have been caught near the cliffs near Blanchetown but that was the only report I got.

     

    I’m off to the Shack next week so the next report will be after Christmas. If I hear something I will let you know.
    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and above all have a safe one. Those boating during the holidays please take extra care as there will be a lot of boaties out there.

     

    Tight Lines from The Dorsal Fin Team

     

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    • Dec 16 2016 10:14 AM
    • by bjorn2fish
  7. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report 25/11/2016

    METRO
    Blue crabs are still doing very well with some nice size crabs around Semaphore, Black Pole, North of Port Gawler and Silt Grounds. Rakers should also do well up towards Thompson’s and Webb Beach. Whiting are slowly thinning out but there are still good fish south from West Beach to O’Sullivan’s. Garfish are plentiful but size varies. Semaphore, Wonga Shoal, Grange and West Beach are the better areas. Some nice tommies are in good numbers in amongst the garfish. Jetty anglers have been doing well on the crabs, Tommies and garfish at night with Largs, Semaphore, and Grange doing OK. Brighton Jetty has squid, tommies and some garfish early in the mornings and night. For those chasing Bronzies there has been good numbers along the metro coast along with the Black Pole and St Kilda areas. Squid can be found off West Beach and of course Marino but there are some nice ones being caught at the Black Pole area towards the mangroves. Snook are right along the coast over the weed beds with St Kilda, Black Pole, Semaphore, Grange and West Beach being the better areas. Snook are also off the jetties late in the evening and early morning. Yellowfin whiting are starting to filter onto the metro beaches and there has been a few caught around St Kilda. Tennyson beach being the better area. There are also some nice garfish early morning off the beach wading out. Port river has some mulloway around the Pelican Point and Quarantine station areas. Salmon trout have been thin with just a few in the north arm and some nice schools at the end of the St Kilda Breakwater. A few bream have been caught at St Kilda and near the old Birkenhead bridge. West lakes is still doing OK with the school mulloway and the bream have picked up at both ends of the lake.

     

    Recently there has been a lot of shark sightings along the metro coast so take care.

     

    YORKE PENINSULA
    Whiting are still going strong at Port Hughes mainly at the northern end, Port Victoria out past Goose and the wrecks, Chinamans, Hardwick Bay in shallow, Edithburgh north of the island, Stansbury south of the spit and a few are being caught out from Price towards the eastern side. Garfish are pretty well at most towns with Port Hughes, Wallaroo, Port Victoria, Ardrossan, James Well, Black Point, Port Vincent, Stansbury and Port Broughton being the better places. Crabs are at Wallaroo, Port Broughton, Port Hughes, Ardrossan, Price, Port Vincent, Black Point and Stansbury. For the landbased rakers try Port Vincent, North of Port Clinton, Black Point, Tiddy Widdy and Stansbury. Nice size Yellowfin whiting are coming from Black Point (Mainly at night), pine Point, South of Ardrossan and the beach just north of Port Clinton. Squid numbers have slowed a bit but there are still some off Pine Point, Inside the spit of Stansbury, Port Vincent, Wallaroo and Port Hughes. Big snook are coming from Black Point, Wallaroo, Port Hughes and Port Victoria. Gummy sharks have moved up the Spencer Gulf and it is always worth having a line out just in case. They are mainly from Hardwick bay up to Wallaroo.

     

    Yorke Peninsula jetties are doing well (Which are open!). Garfish, crabs, tommies, snook and squid are coming from Wallaroo and Port Hughes jetties, Point Turton has salmon trout, garfish and squid, Stansbury has garfish, tommies, crabs, snook and squid, Ardrossan has crabs, tommies and some squid along with some school mulloway at the end at night.

     

    Browns Beach has been doing well on salmon mainly late afternoons and into the night, Pondi has garfish, whiting and a few flathead wading around the left hand side of the bay, Stenhouse jetty has still been too murky and is very slow, Marion bay has garfish, tommies and squid. Daly Heads has salmon late in the afternoons. Butlers is now open and there are some nice tommies and there are a few salmon still around off the beach late in the day. There are some nice nannies, whiting and flathead are out at Wedge, out from Pondi there is nannies and a few Blue Morwang but the Tuna have yet to arrive with only some small pods out from Wedge.

     

    FURTHER NORTH
    Whiting, crabs and squid are at Whyalla and there are some good size kingfish at Port Augusta with some schools hitting the surface at times and there is plenty of crabs and some squid out front of the shacks.

     

    SOUTH
    Salt Creek has been plagued with weed but hopefully things have settle this weekend as there is some nice mulloway off the beaches there when the weed is gone. Try fish a wider gutter if you encounter weed. The Coorong has some nice mullet and there are some nice schoolies further up towards the barrage which are taking livies. As you have herd the Goolwa beach is now open for cockles. Please ensure you stick to the size limit and bag limit before taking them up from the waters edge of the beach as fisheries are very tuff on this. Rapid Bay continues to improve with tommies, garfish and some squid, Squid have come from the Bluff jetty at night.

     

    FRESHWATER
    The river continues to rise with Lock 10 now flooded. Not much news has come in but the AAA had their annual freshwater comp with lots of carp being caught from Lake Bonney and the surrounds. Callop are biting well in the lower lakes near the islands. If anyone has any reports for freshwater please add.

     

    Tight Lines from The Dorsal Fin Team

     

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    • Nov 25 2016 07:13 AM
    • by bjorn2fish
  8. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report 18/11/2016

    METRO
    With snapper now closed till mid December it's time to get out and get those bread and butter fish like Garfish, Squid, Crabs, Snook and Tommies and there is no shortage of all. Crabs have been great around Semaphore and largs along with the Silt grounds, Black Pole and up in the northern regions from Port Gawler onwards. Jetty anglers can get a good feed during the night on good tides. Garfish are quite prolific from West Beach up to Largs but size varies. You can get better fish out deeper around the Norma is one area that does well. Also the jetties have been doing well late at night on the fast moving tide. Squid are still doing well out from West Beach and south towards Brighton and Marino. Semaphore and Largs is still a bit murky. Snook are now quite prolific along the shallow weed beds and towards St Kilda in the early mornings and late afternoons. There is still some nice Bronzies from St Kilda to the Black Pole at night and early mornings. Tommies are doing well in most areas including jetties. They are great fresh or smoked or getting them ready for the opening of the snapper opening! Whiting are still around but are starting to thin out. Late afternoons out from West Beach and early mornings out towards the Cabbage patch seem to be the best areas. The Silt Grounds have fish but vary in size.

     

    YORKE PENINSULA
    Whiting are not letting up and some great catches can be had at Port Hughes, Port Broughton, South of Wallaroo, Port Victoria, Balgowan, Chinaman's Well, Hardwick Bay and Edithburgh. I have been over the Yorkes working and have had a look around and people are doing very well on the crabs off the Wallaroo, Port Hughes jetties and dabbing out from Port Vincent, Port Julia, Black Point, Ardrossan and north of Clinton. For the boaties there are crabs in most places like Port Broughton, Wallaroo, Port Hughes, Port Vic, Stansbury, Port Vincent, Ardrossan and Price. Squid are still in good numbers at Wallaroo, Port Hughes, Edithburgh, Point Turton, Stansbury and Pine point. Garfish are in full fire out at the light from Port Hughes, Stansbury, Port Vincent, Ardrossan south, Point Turton and north of Price. Big snook are at Port Hughes and Port Vic. Some big tommies have been coming in to most areas in the Spencer including Point Turton, Hardwick Bay, Port Vic, Port Hughes and Edithburgh.

     

    SOUTH
    Rapid Bay is starting to get back to where it use to be with Tommies, Garfish and Snook doing well. Second Valley has squid and tommies, Cape Jervis has had some salmon come in on the western beach late afternoons and Parson's and Waitpinga still has small salmon which are better at night. Salt Creek is probably the place to be this weekend with the winds being light and there is some good mulloway cruising the gutters. Doing the time is the key along with checking baits regularly. Most fish have been caught during the late afternoons and into the night. With water flows coming out of the Barrages the fish have been a bit tentative in the Coorong but with big tides this weekend this should bring them back on the chew. Live mullet or salmon trout is best.

     

    FRESHWATER
    Not a lot of info this week as the river is slowly rising. Callop have been caught in the lower lakes but the river itself has been a bit slow. Hopefully when the backwaters really fill there should be some nice fish there soon.

     

    Tight Lines from The Dorsal Fin Team

     

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    • Nov 18 2016 07:08 AM
    • by bjorn2fish
  9. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report 04/11/2016

    METRO
    Blue crabs have been in good numbers and the best time is getting out early for quick bag limits. Silt grounds, St Kilda, Semaphore and Grange are the better areas. Whiting are still managing to hold out of Grange, West Beach and south of Brighton but have slowed or just too small in other areas. Snapper are still out wide out from North Haven and some small pods up onto the northern grounds north of the culverts. Some nice ruggers are coming from O’Sullavan’s also. Garfish are in good numbers out from West Beach, Grange, Semaphore, Norma and in and around the Silt grounds and Black Pole. Squid are improving around the Semaphore area and out in deeper water out from Bower Road, West Beach and Marino have been doing better. Snook are around West Beach, Grange, Semaphore and they are even getting them off the jetties late in the afternoons. For jetty anglers your best time is at night to get crabs and garfish. Port river is still doing OK for salmon trout and the bream are starting to move further down the river. Best areas have been near Bower road outlet, Birkenhead, near the north arm opening. Some snook were caught late in the afternoon off the break water at the Port Adelaide boat ramp. Mulloway news has been thin but there should be some moving up the river by now with North Arm, Quarantine station, Sub Corp area and Pelican Point being the better areas to try. West lakes has bream both north and south ends and near the Bartley Tavern, Mulloway have been caught between the Boulevard and the southern end of the lake. If you’re a real early bird there is some blue crabs moving along the edges during the early mornings.

     

    YORKE PENINSULA
    We have additional information coming from the Yorkes from now on. This will be coming from Port Vincent Caravan Park. He will be suppling me fishing info to add to the report so support the caravan park whenever your heading that way and I am sure he will give you up to date info to make your trip even better.

     

    PORT VINCENT
    Crabs have been in full swing and bag limits have been coming from Back Beach straight out the front of the caravan park. He will be adding more later.

     

    Whiting are still in good numbers with the winter season being extended yet again. Port Hughes, Balgowan, Port Vic, Hardwick Bay and Edithburgh being the better locations. Snapper catches have been spasmodic apart from the upper Spencer gulf around the Whyalla area but there are small pods off Ardrossan, Port Vincent, Port Broughton and Edithburgh. Squid are still in good numbers at Wool Bay, Stansbury, Port Vincent, Wallaroo, Port Hughes, Hardwick Bay. There has been some salmon around Deadman’s reef out from Port Vic.

     

    One of our Facebookers Mick based at Point Turton and fished there Thursday arvo and Friday morning - water is still a tad dirty but fishable. Did no good during the day but did see some legal sized gar caught. In the evening managed 7 small to medium squid. Started hitting the lures around sunset and action stopped about 2 hours later- then nothing. Friday morning they were back and scored 6 more between 6am and 8am.

     

    Went to Stenhouse bay and fished from 10:30am to 3pm. No activity whatsoever-even the rock cod and leatheries were missing. Water is very cloudy as the sea wall has collapsed and the water is full of what looks like gypsum so went back to Turton. Fished from 6pm to 10pm scoring another 12 squid, couple of nice legal sized salmon trout and a dozen tommies. Chatted to local who said a large school of salmon trout is swimming past the jetty most afternoons and if you are quick enough you should score a couple before they move on.

     

    SOUTH
    Salt Creek has some salmon and still a few mulloway is being caught when the weed is not thick. Waitpinga has salmon trout, Rapid Bay has Tommies and squid, Cape Jervis has tommies and some salmon on the western beach. Coorong has been doing well on the soapies along with mullet and a few salmon trout.

     

    FRESHWATER
    Water is still running and there has been some callop caught near the locks. Yabbies are still slow but hopefully this will change soon as they expect an increase in water flows soon.

     

    Tight Lines from The Dorsal Fin Team

     

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    • Nov 04 2016 09:05 AM
    • by bjorn2fish
  10. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report 27/10/2016

    METRO
    Nice size garfish are coming from West Beach up towards Semaphore, Largs and the Silt Grounds. Crabs are improving from Semaphore right up to the northern areas. There are still pods of good whiting out from Grange, West Beach and Brighton with smaller fish from the Silt Grounds and the cabbage patch. Squid can still be caught in good numbers from Marino up to Semaphore in the shallow weed areas. Snook are biting well early in the mornings and late afternoons even off the jetties like Brighton and Grange. Good size tommies can also be caught of the Grange jetty and Brighton Jetty. Late nights there are some good garfish coming off the Semaphore jetty along with some crabs. Snapper have improved with some nice fish coming off grounds west of North Haven and north out from Thompson's Beach. Yellowfin whiting have moved onto some of the beaches with some nice fish caught out from Tennyson, near the Semaphore groin, Webb beach and Thompson's. Salmon trout are still in the river along with some bream in the upper reaches and around the wrecks in the north arm. Some mulloway are coming from the quarantine station but they are not huge. West lakes still has some schoolies down the southern end and near the boat ramp off Bartley Terrace. Bream are showing up as well in both areas and near the outlet.

     

    YORKES
    Still plenty of whiting to be had at Wallaroo, Port Hughes, Balgowan, Port Victoria, Hardwick Bay, Turton and Edithburgh. Stansbury has a few south late in the afternoons. Squid have slowed in some areas but out from Pine Point, Stansbury, Port Vincent are doing well. There are some nice snapper coming from Ardrossan but not in big schools as yet, Edithburgh out towards Marion Reef, south of Port Vincent and Broughton. Snook are in big numbers at Port Hughes, Port Vic and in the bay at Hardwick. Salmon are still being caught from Browns Beach late in the afternoons and also some nice pods have been cruising Butlers and Daley's. Some small mulloway came from Berry Bay and Gleeson's and it shouldn't be long now before the Arm Chair to fire south of Stansbury. Port Augusta is still getting some nice kings with a big school moving in the last week or so. Whyalla has some nice snapper and squid and is looking to be a good season for a change. Charter operators working around Wedge have been doing well on big whiting and Nannies.

     

    SOUTH
    Mulloway have been improving off Salt Creek and is looking to be as good as last year. With the mouth fully open there should be some big fish hanging around the mouth also. Inside the Coorong there is some nice mullet, Schoolies and some salmon trout. Waitpinga has salmon trout. Rapid Bay and Second Valley has some nice tommies and a few squid and some snook late in the afternoons and night.

     

    FRESHWATER
    Signs are starting to show the yabbies are starting to move. Some good catches came from areas around Chambers Creek, North of Bowhill and a few in the backwaters north of Mannum. Callop are being caught in the deeper waters around near the cliffs near Big Bend, Blanchetown and North of Mannum.

     

    Tight Lines from The Dorsal Fin Team

     

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    • Oct 27 2016 11:08 AM
    • by bjorn2fish
  11. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report 14/10/2016

    Quick report as I have not been well.

     

    YORKES
    Plenty of whiting have been taken from Port Hughes, Port Vic, Hardwick and west of Turton. On the other side Edithburgh has been doing well out north of the island and out from the swimming pool. Stansbury is still doing well on the whiting out from the cemetery ground along with squid and squid are also inside the spit. Tommies are in good numbers and are of good size around Port Hughes, Port Vic and Turton. We hit a school of salmon out from Port Vic near deadmans last weekend which was good fun. Snapper are in small pods out from Ardrossan and they are good size fish there is also some further down between Black Point and Port Vincent. Squid are coming from Wallaroo, Port Hughes and Port Vic. Snook are really firing in areas around Port Vic, Port Hughes and Hardwick. Kings are still doing well at Port Augusta with a lot of big fish being lost.

     

    There is still a big aggressive white there so be careful.

     

    SOUTH
    Probably with the northerlies coming in Saturday best place to be is south on the beaches. Waitpinga is doing well on salmon, Tommies at Second Valley and Rapid bay and Salt Creek have some nice mulloway coming through.

     

    FAR WEST
    Had a couple of reports out that way this week with some guys I know did OK from Jerries (Bob's Kitchen) with fish upto 40 pound. This will only improve in the coming month. The beaches over there have changed a bit with some big gutters formed by the last big blow.

     

    ON THE BIG NEWS FRONT
    I have had contact with a person which is keen to restart Dorsal Fin Shop. So the question is do you want it at the same location or another? If he goes ahead I will be helping him get things going to ensure it still has the best bait and is very customer orientated. He has been in the retail business for a long time and is also an avid fisherman so your input would be appreciated. More on this later.

     

    Other than that Tight Lines from The Dorsal Fin Team

     

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    • Oct 14 2016 10:44 AM
    • by bjorn2fish
  12. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report 06/10/2016

    Metro
    During the calmer days (Which was really Saturday before it went sour again) there were still some good catches of King George Whiting off West Beach, Grange, Silt Grounds and a few out near the Black Pole. There was also some whiting in close around St Kilda. Some snapper were on the wrecks down south and the Star had a few snapper as well early in the morning. Squid numbers were down due to the water quality but should pickup this week. Snook are moving into Semaphore and North Haven areas with a few in the deeper waters out from Outer Harbor. Salmon trout are still hanging around with some good catches coming from just outside the Garden Island ramp, there was also some at St Kilda. Outer Harbor breakwater saw a couple of snapper come from the near end and should still do well at night. Bream are slowly picking up with some nice fish caught in the upper reaches of the port from Birkenhead up, West Lakes still has some school mulloway at the southern end and some bream near the Boulevard bridges and near the Bartley Tavern. Crabs are still around and will only improve in the coming month.

     

    Yorke Peninsula
    With limited good conditions and most jetties being badly damage there wasn't a lot of news but people still managed to have some sort of a long weekend away with good catches of whiting at Port Hughes, Port Vic, Balgowan, Point Turton, Hardwick Bay, Edithburgh and Stansbury. Small schools of snapper were found out from Ardrossan with some fish going 9 kilo plus.Crabs have started to move in with some good catches from Black Point, Port Vincent and south of Ardrossan. On the other side there are a few crabs at Port Broughton, Wallaroo and Port Hughes. Snook have moved in big time with some nice size fish coming from Port Hughes, Wallaroo and Port Vic. Point Reilly should be worth a try for the snapper during the early mornings and late afternoons. While the snapper are generally slow in the lower Spencer there is still some nice ruggers to be had with the odd big one out from Wallaroo, Port Hughes and out from Balgowan. Chinamans reef is good during the late afternoons. Squid can be found at Pine Point and south of Ardrossan and there are still some nice squid at Stansbury inside the spit and out from the Cemetery. Garfish are starting to show at Port Broughton, Inside the bay at Wallaroo and out at the light at Port Hughes. The Kingfish have been doing well at Port Augusta with some big fish being caught and lost. Be very careful up there at the moment as there is a very aggressive white pointer causing grief.

     

    South
    Good news with some nice tommies coming from Rapid Bay and Second Valley. The gummies are also moving into the gulf with some smaller ones being caught off those jetties. Waitpinga beach has some nice salmon near the reef and salmon trout in the gutter near the carpark. Early mornings and at night are best. With this big blow you should also do OK at Cape Jervis for the tommies. Last week I advised someone to don't waste your time to go to Salt Creek, thankfully he ignored my advise (Thankfully) and got a nice mulloway. So get down there as it is looking like another season like last season. Lots of freshwater coming out from the Murray where somehow these fish know it's spawning time.

     

    Freshwater
    With the amount of water being released and the amount of water still coming this is going to be a bumper season for Yabbies, Callop and Cod and will also help increase the numbers of silvers and catfish. Try the backwaters for yabbies and the deeper water for callop. Sometimes when the backwaters get quite high the cod move in to spawn. Hopefully the carp are being flushed out to sea for the sharks breakfast. The mouth and Coorong should be very productive as these fish move in to feed and spawn.

     

    Tight Lines from the Dorsal Fin Team

     

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    • Oct 06 2016 03:58 PM
    • by bjorn2fish
  13. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report 29/09/2016

    Metro
    Well if there is a time to get out and fish for some snapper and whiting this weekend will be the time with very milky waters indeed. Star, Grange Tyre Reef, Broadway, Breakwaters and even inside the Port River should be very productive. It will take a while to clear before the crabs, squid and tommies will come back. Port River and West Lakes should be very productive for the next couple of days.

     

    The Onkaparinga will be productive once the water has subsided for bream and salmon trout. The Port Noarlunga jetty will have salmon and other jetties can be productive for snapper at night after this blow. Please check that the jetty is open first as they may have had some damage done to them.

     

    Yorke Penisula
    The Yorkes reall got a battering and there is still more to come. Again snapper will be coming in close at most places where there is reefy bottom or structure. Try the reef out from Port Hughes, Point Rielly and out from Edithburgh. This report came to me from Mick Wallaroo Jetty has plenty of small to medium squid with bag limits for those prepared to hit the jetty betwen 5am to 9am. Kingfish rats were breaking lines near the midway gate - closed with a ship in at the moment. Crabbers are being kept busy with good catches but about only 1 in 10 are legal keepers. Did note a large number of netters were using red meat and chicken which is a no no.

     

    Marina is producing some nice bream on prawns and soft plastics. Tommies are few and far between. Thanks Mate. Bottom of Yorkes is pretty well a mess and Browns Beach should have plenty of salmon. Berry Bay and Daleys should have some nice gutters to fish in as well. Whiting are still biting well at most places and with the dirty water they will be in the sheltered waters in droves. Squid will be slow till the water clears but it will be worth to try the Price creek where fish will generally shelter for a while and the mouth.

     

    South
    Well this place is a train wreck but on a brighter note the Coorong is doing very well especially now the mouth is fully open. Salmon trout, mullet and some nice mulloway. Waitpinga will be well worth a go once the swell has subsided and Salt Creek will be firing again with some good deep gutter being made by the storm. You will have to wait till the weed clears though.

     

    Freshwater
    The flows will definitely increase if it hasn't already. As someone said last week small callop but you may find some nicer ones in the backwaters when the river rises more. Yabbies were still coming from the creeks and also south of Wellington.

     

    Not much else I can tell you other than the back of the front is about to approach while I am writing this.

     

    Here is Port Vic boat ramp

     

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    • Sep 29 2016 04:24 PM
    • by bjorn2fish
  14. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report 23/09/2016

    METRO
    There is still some whiting around off West Beach and North near the Black Pole and Silt grounds. Semaphore was a bit quiet but there are some fish out from Bower Road. Squid are still doing OK out from West Beach and north of Brighton. Crabs have made a pleasant surprise arrival with some good catches coming from the Black Pole, Silt Grounds, Wonga Shoals and even around the West Beach area. Some nice tommies are starting to move in and one of the best places to get nice tommies was the Grange jetty and it is worth a try. Snapper have been coming from the northern grounds up towards the blocks and Goannas. Some smaller fish have been caught out from Glenelg. Port river is still doing well on the salmon trout along with St Kilda. Bream have been biting well in the upper reaches of the river right up to the outlet gates. West Lakes is slowly improving with some nice bream coming from near the bridges and also some school mulloway. Garfish are just starting to filter in with some being caught out from Largs along with a few crabs there as well. The northern beaches have some nice yellowfin whiting from Port Gawler to Thompsons with some smaller fish just starting to filter in to the Largs Bay beaches.

     

    YORKE PENINSULA
    Whiting are still in good numbers and there is no sign of them disappearing just yet. We fished Port Vic last weekend and there was plenty of fish around (Pitty about the weather). Other places doing well are Port Hughes, Wallaroo, Port Hughes, Balgowan, Hardwick Bay, Turton out from Soutter, Coobowie oyster leases, Stansbury south of spit, North of Ardrossan with a few fish out from Port Vincent. Snook have really moved in to Wallaroo, Port Hughes, Port Vic and out from Port Rickaby. Squid numbers have slowed in some areas but there is still some nice catches coming from Ardrossan, Port Vincent, Pine Point, Edithburgh, Turton and Port Hughes. Snapper are doing well in the upper Spencer from Broughton across to Whyalla. Smaller fish are coming from the shipping channel out from Hughes, 40km mark out from Balgowan, The reef and ledges out from Port Vic, Edithburgh and the outer banks. Kingfish are still up at Port Augusta along with some nice crabs. Crabs have moved into Port Hughes and Port Vic but not in big numbers as yet.

     

    SOUTH
    Salt Creek has some salmon and still a few mulloway is being caught when the weed is not thick. Waitpinga has salmon trout, Rapid Bay has Tommies and squid, Cape Jervis has tommies and some salmon on the western beach. Coorong has been doing well on the soapies along with mullet and a few salmon trout. The mouth will also be worth a try for mulloway and with the amount of water coming out of the mouth there may be some sharks to catch.

     

    FRESHWATER
    Not a lot of news from the river other than it is moving pretty quick which is good news. The back waters around Chambers creek are starting to see some yabbies and this should be the same in other backwater creeks elsewhere. Punyelroo has some yabbies coming from the other side and backwater, Mannum has some callop north of the marina and south of Wellington has yabbies.

     

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    • Sep 23 2016 09:15 AM
    • by bjorn2fish
  15. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report 10/06/2016

    METRO
    Whiting numbers are good with good catches coming from the Silt Grounds, The Largs Academy ground, Semaphore reef, Grange Tyre reef, West Beach has some nice size fish over 40cm. Snapper will also be around after this blow especially on the Star wreck and out from the Broadway. Squid are in big numbers down south around Marino, Brighton and West Beach when it's clear. A few Elephant sharks have been caught around the Grange area at night. Watch out for the spikes and they are great eating. Port river has plenty of salmon trout from the North Arm right down towards St Kilda and around near the Port Sailing club. Haven't had many report on West Lakes but I know during the winter periods you can get some big bream and mullet.

     

    YORKE PENINSULA
    While I was down there we were getting bag limits of whiting south of the spit at Stansbury in around 4 metres of water and staight out from the Cemetary at Stanbury. This area is also holding plenty of squid. Edithburgh has some nice snapper at the Marion reef and big whiting on the northern side of the island. Squid are also in along the weed beds north of the jetty. The jetty has had a few people getting whiting off the northern end and squid in shallow. Other areas that have been firing for whiting and squid are Turton, Hadwick Bay, Port Victoria, Port Hughes, Wallaroo and Port Broughton. Squid are also coming from Black Point, Ardrossan, Port Vincent and out from Price. Snapper catches have been on the improve with fish being caught west of Ardrossan, Port Vincent, Edithburgh, Corney Point, Balgowan, Port Hughes and on the wrecks out from Port Broughton. Snook are starting to show up on the western side from Port Hughes down to wards Hardwick. Browns Beach is getting plenty of salmon when the weather is good but there is some nice schools along Butlers Beach, Daly Heads, Royston Head, Troughbridge and along Berry Bay. if your heading over the Yorkes this weekend take some crab nets as we sited a lot of blue crabs where we were fish at Stansbury so there must be some still hanging around up north.

     

    SOUTH
    Waitpinga has been doing well on salmon and mullet, Cape Jervis and Rapid Bay has tommies and a few squid. The Coorong is still getting some small mulloway up towards the barrages. Salt Creek has some nice schools of salmon and a few big flathead.

     

    FRESHWATER
    A friend has been doing well on big Callop around Blanchetown and down towards Castles Landing. There is also some nice fish further down river along the cliffs at Big Bend.

     

    Have a good and safe long weekend and tight lines from the Dorsal Fin Team

     

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    • Jun 10 2016 01:37 PM
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  16. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report 12/05/2016

    METRO
    With the water really stirred up there has been plenty of snapper caught at the Star wreck and surrounding areas. Norma wreck and Grange tyre reef also produce good snapper after these events as well, so it may be worth trying these areas. The broadway should also be worth a good look late in the afternoon Saturday. The rough weather is also a trigger for the whiting to school up and come on the bite. Best places to try is the Black Pole, Silt grounds, Semaphore reef, Grange tyre reef, West beach bag ground. Squid will be slow until the water clears but they should be taking lures in deeper water around the 8-10 metre mark. Plenty of salmon trout are being caught in the Port river from the North Arm towards St Kilda. Some nice mulloway were caught in the river also with fish above the 60 LB mark. Outer harbor breakwater is also a good place to go after big blows where you can get some nice sized snapper moving through the channel edges. Crabs have probably moved out deep but there may be some stragglers around the section bank. West Lakes has some bream and mullet but the mulloway have been a bit slow. Port Noarlunga jetty will have it’s normal salmon in shallow while the water is still dirty.

     

    YORKE PENINSULA
    The Yorkes really took a hammering on Monday with several jetties being damaged. Those wanting to chase the snapper from shore should head to Point Riley where the snapper come in to feed on cuttlefish that have been bashed around from the storm. Squid is the better bait to use. Remember to take plenty of sinkers and a lighter trace to the sinker so you can keep your rig. Whiting should really turn it on in most places like Wallaroo, Port Hughes, Balgowan, Port Victoria, Turton, Edithburgh, James Well and there is also some whiting further north around Price. Snapper should be in close and on the barge at Ardrossan, Tippara Reef at Port Hughes, Port Victoria Reef and also they come onto the Songvaar after a big blow and Edithburgh along Marion Reef. Salmon should be in big schools at Browns and along beaches like the Butlers, Dust Hole, Gleeson’s and Berry Bay. Before the storm there was plenty of squid at most of the areas. Best places have been Wallaroo, Port Hughes, Port Victoria, Turton, Edithburgh, Stansbury, Pine Point and south of Ardrossan. Some nice salmon trout have been caught in the channel at Port Broughton and there has been some good catches of whiting out near the council wreck. Crabs were also still around in the channel. Port Pirie should see an improvement in fishing now that the blow has stirred things up that way. Whiting should now school up and the salmon trout should push into the river big time. It’s a shame that the Port Germaine jetty took a big hit with 300 metres lost to the sea. This is a great jetty to fish off after a big blow.

     

    SOUTH
    Tommies should be on the bite at Rapid Bay and Cape jervis, Salmon will be working the new gutters off Waitpinga and Parsons and Salt creek (If not full of weed) should fire with schools of salmon eager to feed along the gutters.

     

    FRESHWATER
    The storm also affected the freshwater fishing with callop just shutting down, hopefully there should now be enough movement in the river to bring them back on near the drop off edges of the river. Mannum, Blanchetown and Castles Landing should be the better areas to try. Chambers creek has some yabbies but not in big numbers.

     

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    • May 12 2016 05:08 PM
    • by bjorn2fish
  17. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report 04/05/2016

    METRO
    While this blow is really welcomed and it will stir the fish on especially the whiting and snapper. with the upcoming fronts this is a time where the shore base angler can really get into some decent fish. Outer Harbor Breakwater is the place to be this weekend as the big winds and swell will certainly mover fish in. Bait fish will shelter and big fish will be right behind. Friday and early Saturday will be the best for the boaties and there is plenty of whiting at the silt grounds and Black Pole. Salmon trout have moved into the Port River and with sheltered waters this will be fun. On top of that there is still some good mullet in the creek mouths.

     

    YORKE PENINSULA
    There is going to be some places that will work. Black Point should have mullet and salmon trout along with Yellowfin Whiting on the high tide. Wallaroo should be very nice in the marina and the opening of the marina. The jetty at wallaroo should produce some small snapper as well along with squid. Get down to Port Giles as they should be a lot of tommies and squid. Port Broughton is the pick for me where you will get a lot of snook and salmon trout in the channel. This place can be fished on a SW wind of upto 30 knots. Further south around Browns Beach and surroundings I would stay very clear of. With big swells predicted up to 5-8 metres it will be unfishable. Poni however should be a dream west of the ramp where you will get plenty of mullet and garfish and whiting. The other spot is Pirie where you can have a great time on the salmon trout and mullet within the creeks.

     

    SOUTH
    BIG SWELLS AND BIG SEAS means keep away big time.
    Coorong should do very well with the bait fish moving in and there should be some nice sice mullet and some bigger salmon trout.

     

    FRESHWATER
    Well if you want to get a few callop well this is the weekend. There is still some nice callop from Mannum to Blanchetown.
    For more indepth information call in at the Dorsal Fin shop and we will steer you in the right direction.

     

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    • May 04 2016 04:06 PM
    • by bjorn2fish
  18. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report 12/04/2016

    METRO
    King George numbers are looking like it's going to be a very good season with some nice fish up to 38 cms being caught near the black pole, silt grounds, Cabbage patch in the mornings, Norma, Semaphore and West Beach. There is still some good crab numbers coming from the St Kilda/Black Pole area and further south towards Semaphore. Squid are on the move with some good numbers being caught at Brighton, Marino, West Beach, Silt Grounds and near the Black Pole. A few small mulloway were caught of the breakwater near West Beach and some smaller ones from West Lakes. Salmon Trout are in good numbers in the Port River with North Arm and towards St Kilda being reliable. Mullet are off the metro beaches with some big ones in amongst them. Yellowfin whiting are still doing well off the northern beaches along with the odd flathead. Garfish have thinned out but there is fish at night around near the section bank. There is still a few snapper moving into the channel but you have to be there before the sun comes up as they tend to go off the bite when it gets light. A few snapper also come from the Broadway.

     

    YORKE PENINSULA
    For the serious yellowfin fisherman there has been a lot of fish caught off the beaches from Black Point up to Ardrossan at night. Some snapper are still out from Ardrossan where they have also come in a bit closer from the Barge. Still plenty of crabs about also. Squid have hit the areas big time with some nice catches coming from Pine Point, Wool Bay, Edithburgh, Hardwick Bay, Port Rickaby, Port Victoria, Port Hughes and Wallaroo. They should start moving up towards Port Broughton and Port Pirie in the next coming weeks ready to spawn. Whiting have really moved in and there are some nice fish at Port Hughes and south of Wallaroo. Port Victoria, Hardwick and off the inner banks are starting to fire as well. Edithburgh has some whiting in the bay but better fish are coming from the island areas. Marion Bay has plenty of mullet and a few squid coming from the jetty. Out from Rhinos head there are some flathead and still a few whiting. On the foot there is salmon at Brown's Beach along with mullet, Royston Head has some snapper off the rocks with the odd salmon swimming through, Pondi has mullet, whiting and some garfish, Stenhouse has some tommies and a few squid. Tuna are still hanging around Susan shoals and the sambos have moved in out wide. Port Pirie still has crabs and squid won't be far away. Some whiting have moved onto the patches west of Weeroona and there are some nice squid and crabs at Port Germain

     

    SOUTH
    Some good catches of squid are coming from Second valley and a few at Rapid Bay at the moment as well as some being caught off the breakwater at Wirrina. Salmon have been doing well at Waitpinga as well as a few mullet. The Coorong was a bit slow last week but a lot could not get down towards the barrages due to the traffic. There is still mulloway there but you have to be early. Salt creek seen salmon and still the odd mulloway.A friend went further towards Kingston and did better with 2 mulloway and a dozen salmon and 1 flathead.

     

    FRESHWATER
    Callop are still being caught with some nice fish around Murray Bridge right up to Blanchetown. There is very little movement in levels so the fish should hold for a while. Some big catfish are also being caught which is a good sign. Remember to return them back to the water.

     

    With the long weekend coming up next week and the tides look great get in to the shop where we can give you more advise on what's happening and get some of the best bait and burley around.

     

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    • Apr 14 2016 05:59 PM
    • by bjorn2fish
  19. Dorsal Fin - SA Easter Fishing Report 24/03/2016

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    Crabs are still moving well right down as far as West Beach. Whiting are starting to show in areas like south of the Black Pole, Silt Grounds, The Cabbage Patch, Norma Wreck on the high tide, Grange Tyre Reef and West Beach. They aren’t in big numbers as yet but enough to get a good feed. Garfish are still biting and the new coloured gents we have in bronze and red should get them biting. Squid are improving with squid showing up south of the North Haven Breakwater, out from Bower Road in 8 metres of water, West Beach and south of Brighton. Snook are still worth a try over the weed beds but they are not in big numbers. Some nice snapper have been coming from the shipping channel with some nice ruggers and the odd big fish coming in. Port River has salmon trout (But lots of small ones) some bream near the pontoons opposite the power station entering the North Arm but Mulloway have been a bit slow, hopefully with better tides they should improve. West Lakes has mullet and some small schoolies at the southern end while there are some nice bream at the northern end. Mullet have moved in off the beaches with some nice ones being caught. Plenty of burley is the trick to get them going. Port River creeks has some big schools of mullet also.

     

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    Marion Bay/Pondi and Wedge
    Tuna have been going well around Susan Shoals with the odd school still hovering near Althorpes either inside or outside. Mullet are on most beaches with best areas being Chinamans Hat, Pondi in the left hand corner, Marion Bay out the front of the caravan park. Tommies are being caught off Stenhouse jetty and also at Dolphin Beach and just before Royston Head of the rocky platforms. Snapper and Nannies are coming from areas south of Pondi, near Wedge and south west of Althorpes along the ledge drop offs. There is also some nice size Morwong as well. This time of year should see some snook inside the bay at Marion bay in the late afternoons. Whiting are being caught inside Pondi to the right, on the northern grounds at Marion Bay and out from Rhinos. Big squid should be off the Marion Bay jetty but you will have to get there very early in the morning.

     

    Edithburgh
    Some nice snapper are coming from the outer channel but with big tides you will only have a small window, There is also some snapper off Tapleys shoals. Whiting have improved near the island on the northern side and also in the bay and around Coobowie bay. Squid are being caught on most weed grounds and the jetty, there is also some garfish off the jetty and out from Coobowie and snook are north east of the bay heading towards the island. Salmon have been coming in around Troubridge where the seals are getting stuck into them now and again.

     

    Wool Bay
    With the cooler weather the squid should be coming from the jetty, again get there early with the Easter crowd.

     

    Stansbury
    Some snapper are north east of the spit out in 10-12 metres of water out wide, crabs are prolific off the jetty and around the spit and inside the bay, garfish are coming from the same areas including the jetty, some squid are coming from the jetty and north of the spit about 3kms in the weed beds. There is also some whiting near the spit, out from the Cemetry and smaller fish inside the bay.

     

    Port Vincent
    There is still some small pods of snapper out towards Orontes but you need to work the area. Crabs, Garfish and tommies are coming from the Wharfe and out pass the marina. There is some nice yellowfin off the beaches as well as off the breakwater.

     

    Black Point/Pine Point
    Lots of crabs and garfish are coming from the spit, there are also some whiting on the edges of the spit late afternoons. Yellowfin whiting are off the beach on the high tide at Black Point and also off the Wharfe at Pine Point on the eastern and northern sides. Squid are in good numbers straight out on the weed beds at Pine Point and snook on the inner side of spit in 3-5 metres of water.

     

    Ardrossan
    Snapper are still being caught out on the barge and there is still plenty of crabs and garfish. Yellowfin whiting are coming from the jetty and beaches on the incoming tide. Squid and crabs are coming from the jetty also.

     

    Price/Port Clinton
    There are some whiting out from the mangroves south east of the last channel marker, some nice flathead in around the sand channels, mullet have shown up in the creek and plenty of crabs. Yellowfin whiting are coming from the beaches north of the town as well.

     

    Port Pirie
    Things are finally starting to move there with signs of the winter whiting moving onto the patches west of the last channel marker, crabs are still hanging around out from Weeroona, mullet and yellowfin whiting are biting around the mouth areas of the creeks and there is also a sprinkle of squid around the whiting patches.

     

    Port Broughton
    Crabs are still prolific along with garfish just north between the Port Broughton Channel and the Fishermans bay Channel. The odd whiting is also being caught there as well. Whiting should on the council wreck by now usually near the high tide. The jetty has tommies, salmon trout, the odd flathead and yellowfin whiting in between the puffers and trumpeters. In the channel there is some nice salmon trout and snook when trawling small deep divers in blue and green. Better fish are being caught at the end of the mangroves towards where the bend in the channel starts. Snapper info has been slow but a few were caught on the wrecks south of the town.

     

    Wallaroo
    The jetty has squid, crabs, tommies and if the jetty is fully open there should be some snapper around. North towards Rilley there are squid garfish and some mullet and a few ruggers. Behind Bird Island there is plenty of big mullet and a few snook and some whiting in the sand patches. Whting are on the tyre reef late in the afternoons and garfish, crabs and squid are in the bay on the North beach side.

     

    Port Hughes/Moonta
    There are still good crabs in the bay and there has been some whiting move into the southern part of the bay. Squid are improving around Coopers in the afternoons and south/east of the light. Garfish are still in good numbers out on the light along with some whiting and small ruggers on the southern part of the reef in 5-6 metres of water. Both jetties have crabs and a few squid and some garfish and tommies. Yellowfin whiting are being caught off the beach north of the boat ramp.

     

    Balgowan
    Some snapper are coming from the outer ground about 40kms west and some nice whiting are north of the town heading towards Cap Elizabeth and south towards Chinamans Well. There is some snapper on the outer reefs at Chinamans as well. Crabs again are doing OK in the sheltered areas along with some garfish and big tommies in and around the jetty.

     

    Port Victoria
    There are a sprinkle of whiting in between the island and Point Pearce but better catches are being caught in deeper waters out on the reef, North of Beatrice in 10 metres of water, Messengers and on the eastern side of Goose Island. The Moorara has fish about 500 metres north of the wreck 1 hour before the tide and there are a sprinkle on the Songvaar which are big but once the trevally move in it’s time to move. There are still big crabs along the spit and garfish on the Point Pearce side of the spit. Squid are near Rocky Island and some nice snook in the bay and between the Songvaar and Deadmans Pole.

     

    Point Turton
    Whiting are slowly filtering into the bay but you have to move a lot to get a good feed. Whiting is better out in the deeper waters out from the jetty about 6-7 kms north/west. Garfish are in the bays west of the town as well as just pass soutter along the blue line off the beach. There are still crabs in the bat and some nice squid on the drift. Some snapper are out on the banks and snook are between Turton and Hardwick.

     

    Corney Point/Berry bay/Gleeson’s Landing
    Gleeson’s landing will have the traditional row of caravans along the hill so it will be quite bust there but there is some nice squid straight out on the reef where the caravans are and some salmon and small mulloway north along the beach. Berry Bay has salmon and small mulloway late at night. Corney Point has snapper west of the town in deep water and at the N/W banks. Whiting have been in the shallows along with some squid and the mullet should be off the beach.

     

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    Second Valley/Rapid bay/Cape Jervis
    Cape Jervis still has some nice snapper on the western drift grounds along with the odd big whiting. Tuna are still east towards the pages and beyond. Tommies and squid have been coming off the jetty at night as well as Rapid bay and squid mainly at Second Valley. Rapid Bay has garfish but you have to work through the smaller ones and mullet should be in the shallows along with the odd salmon.

     

    Waitpinga
    Some salmon have moved in the last few weeks but mainly near the reef. There is also mullet and salmon trout off the carpark. Parson’s Beach is generally the same.

     

    Victor Harbor
    There is still Tuna to be had west of the town towards New Headlands and towards the pages. The Pages also has salmon and snapper are north/west of the pages. Whiting are coming from the bays west of parsons in close. The jetty on Granite Island has salmon trout and garfish and the Bluff Jetty has some squid and Leather Jackets.

     

    Coorong
    The mullet have moved in and they are great eating. Salmon trout are near the mouth are and there is still some nice schoolies towards the Tauwitchere Barrage and in and around the reef areas.

     

    Salt Creek
    Some mulloway are still being caught but they are starting to thin out. Salmon and flathead are being caught along with some gummies and bronzies.

     

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    Big Bend/Mannum
    Around Mannum and Big Bend there are some nice callop and plenty of carp. Fish around the snags where possible.

     

    Blanchetown/Castles Landing
    Callop are coming from the areas near the cliffs and some are in the snaggy areas across from Castles landing. Some catfish have been caught in the same area which have to be put back into the water. A couple of smaller cod have been caught while trawling for the callop mainly around the cliffs. Cobdogla has callop and a few yabbies are coming from the backwaters and channels. Plenty of big carp are in Lake Bonney which should make it fun for the kids. Try the beach around near Napper Bridge where they are plentiful. Chambers Crekk still has some nice yabbies. Renmark is generally the same but the callop are not big but there is some nice cod around. Always remember to handle the fish carefully and not take them out from the water. If in doubt look it up on how to catch and release on the PIRSA site.

     

    Well that’s enough I think as my fingers are getting sore.

     

    Wishing you ALL A SAFE and HAPPY EASTER HOLIDAY WEEKEND

     

    WE have some great Baits and Burlies available along with lot of other stuff to get you going for the weekend.

     

    AND WE ARE OPEN EVERYDAY OVER THE EASTER HOLIDAY PERIOD for those who will be fishing Metro or heading away later.

     

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    • Mar 24 2016 12:16 PM
    • by bjorn2fish
  20. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report 18/03/2016

    METRO
    With Friday having strong winds Saturday might be the day to head out to the shipping channel for some snapper. It has been producing good fish of late and a blow should help.Crabs are still on the move with this being the best season in a long time and shows no signs of tapering off. Some nice flathead are being caught around the St Kilda to the Black Pole area along with some whiting south of the Black Pole. Whiting are improving down south around West Beach and Brighton. Snapper have been showing up now and again at the Broadway. Garfish are still out from Largs right down to Grange. The Jetties have been doing very well on the crabs with Semaphore and Largs being the pick of the bunch but other jetties are getting a feed. Mullet have started to come onto the beaches and there are good signs of a good season. West Lakes has been producing some nice school mulloway along with mullet and bream. There is still some crabs very early in the mornings. Port River action has been a bit slow but there is mullet in the creeks, some salmon trout around the North Arm, Crabs at the section Bank and a few flathead in the same area.

     

    YORKE PENINSULA
    Tuna schools continue to be strong down south near Susan Shoals where fish are smashing the surface. This blow should give them another good shake up. Whiting are still north of Marion Bay in good numbers and should hold till Easter. The annual mullet run is in full swing with plenty of mullet moving onto most beaches from Marion Bay right up to Edithburgh and beyond. Some big nannies are out from Podi and west. Some salmon were caught from Browns Beach and is showing signs they will move in soon. Point Turton is still getting some crabs and the whiting are out in deeper waters ATM but the blow may bring them in shallow. Port Victoria is the same, better whiting are out deep but you can find some nice whiting along the spit drifting. If fishing shallow at Port Vic limit the amount of burley you put out otherwise you will attract the Puffers and Trumpeters. Some good size tommies and garfish are still being caught near Rocky along with a few squid. Remember the Port Vic Coastal patrol's annual Whiting Competition is on at Port Vic over the Easter weekend with some fantastic prizes. Port Hughes still has whiting, plenty of garfish and crabs. Wallaroo has crabs, garfish, tommies and a few snapper. Edithburgh is doing well on snapper out wide and some nice whiting near the island and in the bay late afternoons. The jetty has garfish and squid. Port Vincent and Stansbury have crabs and garfish with some whiting out near the spit. Ardrossan has some snapper off the barge, crabs are plentiful for the netters and dabbers and some nice size garfish. Squid are better south of the BHP jetty. Port Pirie has seen some mullet move into the creeks and should get much better over the next month. When fishing for mullet burley heavy for best results. Some good size yellowfin whiting are still around the mouth areas. Crabs and tommies are out further near Weeroona and there was a sprinkle of whiting further west on the patches. Some salmon trout have moved into the river but not in big numbers as yet.

     

    SOUTH
    Tuna are still between Victor and the Cape, some nice snapper are coming from the drift grounds off Cape Jervis along with some big whiting out deeper south west. Rapid bay has seen an improvement on the squid along with some garfish and tommies. Mullet have moved onto most beaches with Rapid Bay, Waitpinga, Parsons being worth a fish. Salmon trout are at Waits also. Mulloway are still being caught at Salt Creek with some 50lb fish still being caught. Inside the Coorong there are mullet and some nice schoolies along the reef areas of the coorong.

     

    FRESHWATER
    Callop have gone back on the chew with some nice fish coming from Blanchetown, Castles Landing, Big Bend and Cobdogla. There has been a few nice catfish being caught in the same area but they must be released. A few yabbies have been caught in the Chambers Creeks area along with some big Carp in Lake Bonney.

     

    I will have a huge Easter report next week where I will give as much detail for each popular holiday destination.

     

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    • Mar 18 2016 07:40 AM
    • by bjorn2fish
  21. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report 10/03/2016

    METRO
    Snapper have been doing well in the shipping channel and a few have started out from the Broadway and out pass Clarries. Garfish seem to be a bit more entertaining with some good bags coming in. Whiting are improving and will only get better. Best areas are south of the Black Pole, West Beach and south of Brighton jetty. Squid are doing well at West Beach and further down towards Marino and there are some nice squid just past the Black Pole for some reason. Crabs, well I don't need to say too much as they are coming from the Semaphore jetty and the Largs jetty in good numbers. Grange jetty seems to still have females and smaller crabs. They are even getting good crabs out from West Beach and towards Brighton in the boats. Port river action was slow but if you are wanting to crab off the breakwaters you will get some nice crabs at night. Bream are in good numbers around the wharves and there are some schoolies in the north arm. West Lakes has been doing well on the mulloway with one customer swearing by the new east coast pillies we bring in. Some nice mullet and the odd garfish are being caught also. Off the beaches there is still some nice yellowfin whiting and if you get there early you can also score some nice garfish.

     

    YORKE PENINSULA
    Tuna is the talk at the moment with some nice schools smashing the surface around the area of Pondi and Wedge. Reports of fish smashing the surface while bottom bashing has been common. Plenty of nice nannies and the odd moorwong have been caught also. Marion Bay is still doing OK on the whiting along with some nice squid off the jetty. There are signs that the winter whiting are starting to filter through areas at the moment. We had some come in amongst the summer ones while we were out from Port Vic. This is the time where you need to head out to deeper water but in a couple more weeks the fish should move in shallow. We got some nice fish in less than 3 metres of water on Sunday. Wallaroo, Port Hughes, Balgowan, Port Vic, Hardwick, Turton, Edithburgh and north of Black Point are all holding fish. Again crabs are pretty well everywhere from Price to Port Vincent and Port Broughton to Point Turton on the other side. Squid are starting to move up and in the next month and a half they will move up to spawn. Wool Bay is doing well at the moment along with Edithburgh, Port Hughes, Port Vic and Hardwick. The schools out from Vincent are pretty well gone because of YOU KNOW WHO. but there is some fish out from Ardrossan and a very few out on the Orontes.

     

    SOUTH
    Victor and the Cape are doing very well on the tuna again. There was a lul for a while but they are definitely back on the chew. Some nice snapper also came from Jervis and Rapid Bay has been producing some squid. Has been a bit quiet at Salt Creek but the reports I got back were the waters did not look good. Inside the Coorong there is still soapies and some mullet.

     

    FRESHWATER
    Some nice callop came from Big Bend and just north of Mannum. My friend has been doing well out in Lake Alexandrina as welll well out in the middle.
    We have had a new delivery of whole fresh squid for the snapper fisherman and some squid candles for the whiting fisherman (The candles are only $4.00 per pack).
    Have a good long weekend this week from The Dorsal Fin Team

     

     

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    • Mar 10 2016 04:48 PM
    • by bjorn2fish
  22. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report 26/02/2016

    METRO
    Crabs have been the big thing. Jetties (Semaphore and Largs) are doing very well at night during the running tides. Out in the boat there are plenty from St Kilda right down pass Henley Beach. Get on them before they move out. Whiting fishing is slowly improving from Brighton right up to areas south of the Black Pole. Garfish have been a bit finicky locally but we have been doing a coloured (RED) gent which is showing some good results. Squid numbers have slowly improved and are along most weed beds from the Silt Grounds down to Brighton. South of Semaphore has been doing well. West Lakes is still doing well on bream, mullet and the odd schoolie but mainly north of the rowing club. Port River has been great for people chasing crabs on the outer harbor breakwater and there is the odd rugger as well. The shipping channel has been doing well on snapper, mainly because the crabs have been full on in the channel.

     

    YORKE PENINSULA
    In Spencer there is still whiting from Wallaroo to Point Turton. Edithburgh has also been doing well mainly north of the island and in the bay late afternoons. Plenty of garfish at Port Broughton, Wallaroo, Port Hughes, Port Victoria, Point Turton, Edithburgh, Black Point, Port Vincent and Ardrossan. Squid are still in good number around Port Hughes, Woll Bay, Edithburgh, Pine Point and south of Ardrossan. Marion Bay is still hitting the big whiting out from the jetty and north and the tuna are still off Althorpes and west towards Susan Shoals. A few Mulloway were caught from Gleesons and Berry but not big. Don't need to mention about crabs as they are everywhere both sides.

     

    SOUTH
    There are still reports of tuna between New Headlands and The Pages. At the Cape there are still some nice snapper SW of the ramp where they are drifting for them about 3kms out and as far as 5kms. Salt Creek is still getting the odd mulloway but there has also been some salmon move through. The Coorong is still producing above average fish.

     

    FRESHWATER
    Callop are still active around Blanchetown and Big Bend but some nice fish came north from Cobdogla.

     

    Sorry it's short but had a lot on

     

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    • Feb 26 2016 10:17 AM
    • by bjorn2fish
  23. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report 10/02/2016

    METRO
    Plenty of crabs being caught between Largs Bay and Semaphore and extends down as far as Brighton. Whiting are on the improve with good catches from a college down at Brighton and there has been some good catches out from the Black Pole. Garfish are still prolific but again reluctant to bite, but there is at least a feed to be had. Squid showed up down the southern grounds south of Glenelg along with some nice snook.

     

    Snook are also being caught near the grounds between the silt grounds and the shipping channel. Port river has bream, a sprinkle of salmon trout in the North Arm and some yellowfin Whiting around St Kilda.

     

    YORKE PENINSULA
    The Yorkes is doing very well indeed with plenty of crabs in both gulfs. Ardrossan, Port Vincent, Stansbury and Port Broughton, Port Germain, Port Augusta, Wallaroo, Port Hughes and Port Victoria are all doing well.

     

    Garfish are still pretty thick around Ardrossan (South), Port Vincent, Stansbury and Edithburgh. The other side has some nice Gar at Port Broughton, Wallaroo, Moonta Bay, Port Vic and as far south as Point Turton.

     

    There are some nice Soapies off Berry Bay and Gleeson's with bigger fish at the dust hole and as far south as the Gap. Tuna action is still pretty active down south of Marion Bay and also heading towards Wedge.

     

    There are some big fish in amongst the smaller fish so make sure you have the gear to take on either, otherwise it could be a very expensive trip. Whiting and Nannies are also doing well around Marion Bay and south of Althorpes and west towards Wedge. Don't normally do KI but had a friend that went there and did well off Kingscote jetty on the whiting and went out on a charter out from Emu Bay where they got lots of snapper, Nannies and some huge whiting not that far out. If you are ever over there and don't have a boat I have found going to fish over at De Estrees Bay just right of where you come in is fantastic. My kids got lots of KG Whiting and big flathead.

     

    SOUTH
    Seems it was hard work at the Coast to Coast but that is how it is. But on a brighter note Salt Creek is still producing good fish for those shore anglers. Amongst the mulloway there has been a sprinkle of salmon and also some nice Gummies. Again when fishing in the surf patience is the key (Check baits often, Watch where the line is and do as much fishing time on the beach as possible. The West Coast is the same, do the time and get reward. Cape Jervis had a flurry of tommies late in the night with a few smaller ones at Rapid Bay. Second Valley has been OK with the squid with the odd big tommy and some gar on the bigger tides.

     

    FRESHWATER
    Small Callop have been caught along the Murray but there is the odd big one withing the snags. Some huge Carp are coming out from Lake Bonney and also from areas north of Mannum.Shrimps are slowly on the improve with some nice ones coming from the punt at Mannum.

     

    We have some great specials on this weekend for people coming into the shop. That includes top quality game combos from only $495 complete. also rods, reels. Be sure if you buy more than $30 per purchase please ask for the rewards card where every purchase goes towards a FREE $20 OFF your next purchase.

     

    February is a time to get the best out of fishing where you have a mixture of summer and winter species starting to come in so make use of it because come March your back into the up coming winter species.

     

    For more detailed information please come into the shop. And when I say detailed I mean detailed. Some great spots firing at the moment.

     

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    • Feb 10 2016 08:31 PM
    • by bjorn2fish
  24. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report 04/02/2016

    METRO
    Crabs are doing very well with most getting their limits before lunch. Semaphore, Largs and south of the Silt grounds being the better places but they are getting them south also. Whiting catches have been on the improve with nice fish being caught south of Brighton, Grange, the Norma (Late arvo) and north of St Kilda has been doing very well. Garfish are biting best down south with fish around Semaphore and Largs have been reluctant to take the hook. Try out deeper around the cabbage patch and Norma for better catches.Squid have been slow but with the big blow last week things should improve with the clearing water. West Beach and Grange along with east of the Black Pole was doing OK. West Lakes has been doing well with some nice bream and small mulloway being caught along with some mullet. Port River has been a bit slow but the odd small mulloway have been caught near the sub corp and around the North Arm. Bream have been small in the Port River with plenty of them caught but not of good size. People fishing off the Outer Harbor breakwater have been doing well on crabs of late and should do well this weekend.

     

    YORKE PENINSULA
    Plenty of crabs are coming from Port Broughton, Wallaroo, Port Hughes, Port Victoria and in most towns on the eastern side. They have also been getting a feed as far south as Point Turton. Squid numbers have improved at Wallaroo, Pine Point, Edithburgh, Stansbury and Port Hughes with other areas being spasmotic. Snapper are doing well off Ardrossan and south of Black Point on good tides but are hard to come by near the dodge. Edithburgh is also doing ok on the reefs and wrecks. Plenty of snook are coming from Wallaroo, Port Hughes and Port Vic. Whiting are still firing at Wallaroo south, Port Hughes, Port Vic, Balgowan and Hardwick Bay. Garfish are pretty prolific around the light off Port Hughes, Wallaroo, Port Broughton, Port Vic, Hardwick, Point Turton, South of Ardrossan, Stansbury and Edithburgh. This includes jetties mainly early mornings and late afternoons. Tuna are still being caught south of Marion Bay and west towards Wedge. Be aware there is some big fish amongst them as one of our customers found out south of Althorpes where the played a big fish for sometime only to loose it at the boat (Including a $100 gaff). Some nice beach fishing down the bottom is happening around Dolphin beach and Pondi with some nice garfish, tommies and the odd whiting being caught. Salmon have been coming into Browns now and again but not in huge numbers but enough late afternoons to keep the enthusiast happy. Mulloway have slowed a bit off Berry and Gleeson's but should improve with the warmer weather coming back.

     

    SOUTH
    Mulloway are still being caught at Salt Creek but it has slowed slightly. A few Gummies have moved in of late and should continue till April. Waitpinga still has salmon trout and there has been a few nice salmon come from the Deep Creek area. Those venturing out from Victor have been finding tuna but not in big numbers and mostly blind trawling. Cape Jervis south west of the ramp has some nice snapper on the drift grounds. 2nd Valley has some squid and Rapid Bay has tommies of varying sizes.

     

    FRESHWATER
    Had to head to Tailem Bend last week and on the way back went to a few areas to have a look and found a few people fishing. Surprisingly they were telling me they have been catching some nice callop and the odd catfish but not a lot of carp. In other areas the callop have been small with the odd callop going about 40cms plus. The shrimp were hard to get but the warmer weather should get them going again.

     

    Make the most of one of the best summers for a while with those bad south easterlies not being a constant pest.

     

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    • Feb 04 2016 01:11 PM
    • by bjorn2fish
  25. Dorsal Fin - SA Fishing Report 27/01/2016

    METRO
    Plenty of crabs are coming in from St Kilda to as far south as West Beach. Some promising news is the whiting are picking up with bag limits at St Kilda all the way down south. Squid have been slow but there is a feed out from Bower Road in deeper water along with West Beach and a few at Brighton. Garfish up north are still reluctant to bite but many years ago I used to die my gents in Red, Green and Blue. I am going to try to get some available for people to try in the next 3-4 weeks. They were killers when we used them and hopefully will be the same today, especially off the jetties. Jetty anglers need to go on the big moving tides to get a feed of crabs right down as far south as Brighton, being Semaphore and Grange being the better places during the night time hours. West lakes has been doing well on the mulloway and bream along with the nice mullet and a few nice garfish. Port River info has been slow this week for some reason but the bream are still very active and there is always a chance for that elusive mulloway.

     

    YORKE PENINSULA
    Places like Wallaroo, Port Hughes and even Port Victoria have been doing very well on the crabs, Garfish and especially the whiting. That includes Balgowan. Port Broughton has some nice garfish, crabs and some nice flatties along the sand spits inside the channels. Port Hughes offers some nice squid north of the town along with some nice ruggers out on the Tippara reef. Garfish are prolific out on the light. Port Vic has some nice small Kingies that have moved in around the reef near the jetty along with some salmon at Deadmans pole. Ardrossan is always a good spot when tides pickup along with spots south of Black Point towards Orontes Bank. Edithburgh has plenty of tommies, gar and squid and land based out from the wind farm is producing some nice summer whiting off the shore. Crabs are pretty well everywhere on the eastern side with Price, Ardossan, Port Vincent, Stansbury being the better pkaces. Get them while they are hot. Marion Bay is still producing some big whiting out from the jetty and north in the bay. Tuna are still hot south of Althorpes with best results being the Halco Laser Pro and the Reidy's Judge due to the depths they trawl at. For the beach anglers down south there is still plenty of fish within Pondi, Dolphin Beach and Royston Heads. Turton has squid, Tommies and a few nice garfish, Corney Point is worth a try off the beach and Berry Bay got some nice schoolies off the beach along with Gleeson's Landing.

     

    FRESHWATER
    Murray fishing has been pretty awesome but the size is vaery variable. Lots of callop of varying sizes and big carp in the backwaters. Not as much catfish have been caught but things will pickup as the river stabilizes in the next couple of weeks and the traffic on the water subsides.

     

    As I said GREAT to see the whole family coming into the shop and getting out there and having a go. Also hope everyone had a great Australian Day and what I saw out on the beaches the Aussie spirit is still on the beach :)

     

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    • Jan 27 2016 08:26 PM
    • by bjorn2fish