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Fleurieu Fishing Report - AUGUST 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.



Thanks for the feedback about last month’s write up, it’s great to know readers are interested in which products are Australian made or owned. So, continuing that theme let’s look at Halco, the W.A. company started in 1950 making metal lures and rigs. They now produce everything from terminal tackle to tuna lures plus a range of soft plastics. With an increasing export demand for their products, they no longer manufacture in Australia but are still Australian owned and designed with their Head Office remaining in Fremantle Western Australia.

The Halco Chrome Metal Twisty lure is our most popular lure for Australian Salmon, the range represents awesome quality and great value for money. They also come in full Gold colour and with painted backs in green or red and from size 1.5 gram up to 70 gram. The 1.5 gram Twisty is fitted with a single hook rather than a treble and is a perfect little lure for Tommie fishing.

One of the most popular Salmon lures for the Fleurieu
Halco Chrome Metal Twisty Lure

In the Summer and Autumn when the Tuna are running you'll want one of their Halco Laser Pro lures to throw at them! They come in a great variety of colours and sizes, as well as different diving depths. Generally our favourites to use are the Hoodlum and Red Heads in the 160 deep diver, but as always it pays to take a couple of different ones to tempt the fussy fish.


It’s been wet, wet, wet, but the fish are still biting. Small Tommie Ruff and Squid are still in good numbers from the Cape Jervis jetty. Parsons Beach has also held Tommies and they have been a better size. Waitpinga beach fishers have been catching plenty of Salmon Trout with the majority around the 35cm measure and a few larger Salmon up to 2.5 kilo along with Tommies and a few Mullet. Rapid Bay, Second Valley and Wirrina have all been a little quiet, but Tommies and Squid will be the main fare to try for.

image courtesy of Damien Clark
Wirrina Rocks providing a feed of squid.

Certainly with your squid fishing, put a teaser out first ( a Tommie or Pilchard on a squid pin under a float ) and then cast your squid jigs around it. Our favourite coloured jigs for overcast days are white, pink or light colours, especially if they have UV or a glow body.

UV or Glow squid jigs are a great option for overcast conditions
Daiwa Emeraldas Nude Neon Glow 3.5

Morgan’s Beach has been producing Salmon Trout and Salmon and a few sweep near the rocks. This wet weather will provide plenty of fresh water run off into the ocean, it's the perfect time to target Flathead - Lady Bay, Normanville and Carrickalinga beaches are good places to try and small baits such as Whitebait or Bluebait will tempt them.

We are still seeing some splendid King George Whiting catches from the boaties, they are also bringing in Squid and Leatherjackets and Nannygai in the deeper waters.

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