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Fleurieu Fishing Report - JULY 2022

Updated: Aug 29, 2022

Here is your monthly guide to what's being caught across the Western Fleurieu region. We encompass the fishing hot spots within the Yankalilla Council area from Myponga to Parsons Beach.



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Even though Winter conditons have been quite calm, the cold weather has certainly been off putting for fishing, but the die-hards have been rewarded with catches of Tommy Ruffs from the jetties at Cape Jervis, Rapid Bay and Second Valley with a few also claiming some Garfish.

Squidding from Wirrina rocks and Cape Jervis has been productive and the kayakers off Carrickalinga and Normanville have also managed a feed of squid. There are still a small number of Mullet being caught from the beaches, they are being a little hesitant to to bite so try putting a small amount of scent onto your bait. Salmon and Salmon Trout have been the most common catches for the beach anglers and whilst there have been a few from Carrickalinga Beach the majority have been taken from the Southern coastlines of Waitpinga and Parsons beaches. Boat crews are still finding nice sized King George Whiting even after the Blood Worm run in early July. Myponga Reservoir still has plenty of Redfin Perch, but they are holding in the deeper waters only accessible by kayakers. A few lucky kayakers have also managed to find some healthy Cod in the Resie using larger hard bodied lures.

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