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Fleurieu Fishing Report - NOVEMBER 22

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.



Another Summer season is nearly upon us, where for a few short weeks we share our beautiful coastal regions with thousands of holiday makers. There are always a lot of people trying fishing for the first time and we as a fishing community can help them by offering any tips or advice if needed.

If you are taking a child fishing for the first time, we recommend the three P’s – Pack, Prepare and Patience. It pays to be prepared before you go so that you’re not spending 15 minutes setting up after you arrive, so get your fishing rigs ready first. Keep your rig very simple with one small hook under a running sinker and use a barrel swivel to help eliminate line twists and tangles. Pack your tackle box with spare pre-tied rigs in case you need to change quickly, also pack drinks, snacks, hats, sunscreen and beach toys. Patience is the key to having a great time, encourage the kids to try a different bait or rig and enjoy a positive experience. Children will often catch undersized fish due to having smaller fishing rods and hooks, so keep a dampened towel on hand to unhook and release the fish without removing too many scales. Choose to fish in an area that's suitable for the age and ability of the child and offers alternative fishing options such as dropping a crab net off the jetty or setting a yabby pot in fresh water. Having different things to do will help keep your child engaged even if they aren't getting any action on their fishing rod. It is worth paying a visit to the local tackle store to get any hints or bait recommendations for the area as they will know what has been caught and where, they might even offer a secret spot to fish at!

Fishing is such a great and rewarding past time and it's always memorable so don’t forget to take a few pictures to remind your child of the experience and hopefully they will be enthusiastic for the next fishing trip!

Happy holidays everyone. 🎣💚💙

Fishing and camping at Glenelg River
Ben's first fish!

Fishing from Carrickalinga Beach
Kai's first fish!

Easy to use with a running sinker and barrel swivel and only one hook
Neptune Tackle Pre-Tied Rig


The Spring weather has been unfavourable for most outdoor activities including fishing, but here’s what’s been caught locally on the Western Fleurieu. Squid have been aggressively chasing lures, with a couple even being caught when trolling for snook. For land-based anglers you will find squid from the jetties at Rapid Bay and Second Valley and from the rocks at Wirrina and Myponga Beach. At Cape Jervis you will get a feed of Tommies in the evenings, Second Valley and Rapid Bay jetties have also held Tommie Ruff and large Garfish. From the beach at Rapid Bay there have been both Flathead and Salmon caught and there have also been Salmon and Salmon Trout at Carrickalinga Beach. On the calmer days Lady Bay and Normanville Beach have been fished for Garfish, Flounder and Flathead, Lady Bay has also produced good sized Salmon and Trevally. There are a few Mullet starting to show up already - try Morgans Beach at the Northern end. When the boats have been able to get out, they have been finding Whiting, Snook and squid in the Gulf waters and Gummy shark off Cape Jervis.

Myponga Reservoir has been fishing quite well with the Redfin and Cod taking hard body lures.

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