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Fleurieu Fishing Report - March 2023

Updated: Apr 12, 2023

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.



Myponga Reservoir has now been stocked with 20,000 Rainbow Trout fingerlings, which in a few months’ time will provide another target species for anglers fishing the reservoir and an opportunity to try different styles of fishing such as fly fishing or spinning lures. The following species are currently stocked in the reservoir –

Murray Cod - (catch and release only)

Golden Perch (Callop or Yellow Belly) – 2 per day over 33cm can be kept.

Silver Perch – 2 per day over 33cm can be kept (Silver Perch are protected in other freshwaters).

Redfin Perchmust be removed from reservoir regardless of size.

Rainbow Trout – 2 per day over 28cm can be kept.

A permit is required for fishing in the reservoir go to to purchase one. Easter and school holidays would be a perfect time to check out the fishing and enjoy nature at Myponga Reservoir.


Another awesome fishing month has passed by and there are still a lot of fish being caught on the Fleurieu. Mullet and Garfish have been consistent for a few months now, the best places to try for them are Lady Bay, Carrickalinga and Normanville. Off the rocks at Wirrina there’s been squid but also good numbers of snook, they’ve been tempted by lures and weighted soft plastics.

A perfect day's fishing on the Fleurieu
John H's boat crew caught a mixed bag of KG Whiting, Leather Jackets, Snook and Silver Whiting

Second Valley jetty has held squid and garfish with the odd whiting also being hooked. Rapid Bay jetty has seen a few Kingfish hanging around and there’s great excitement when one gets landed. Small schools of Tuna are still being spotted in the gulf but are more likely to be found off Cape Jervis and in the passage. Cape Jervis jetty has been fishing well for large Tommies and squid. Whiting, garfish, salmon and snook have been the main reports from the boat anglers. Both kayak and shore-based anglers have had a fantastic month at the Myponga Reservoir with Redfin, Cod and Perch being caught on a variety of lures.

LATE MAIL - Salmon caught from the Southern beaches including Blowhole, Parsons and Tunks with metal lures doing the majority of catching.

Breaking News - Goolwa Cockles are now able to be collected again and there's been an extension to the season until August 23rd. As per normal there are size and limits applicable.

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