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.
SEPTEMBER 2022 - GET THE JUICE FROM BRUCE
Travelling Australia, it seems like everyone out there is doing it now that we have returned to some sort of “COVID-normality.” A lot of travelers also enjoy fishing and exploring new places to fish, but when space is at a premium in your car or van you just can’t take all your gear with you. Fortunately, these days a lot of brands are manufacturing great quality travel rods for every type of fishing imaginable, even surf fishing. From telescopic rods to sticks which break down into 3 or 4 pieces there is something for everyone and they won’t take up too much valuable room. If space is not an issue and you can’t leave your trusted companion (fishing rod) at home, invest in some protection for it. There are rod tubes, rod socks, rod wraps and tip protectors as well as reel covers which are designed to keep your gear from being broken and kept clean from dust. Remember if you are travelling interstate do your research as to whether a licence is required to be paid before fishing and find out the local catch sizes and bag limits and if there are any restrictions on what bait you can use.
REMINDERS for OCTOBER
October 1st Rock Lobster season commences (Southern Zone)
October 2nd Daylight Saving and long weekend (more fishing time)
October 9th National Gone Fishing Day (our favourite day)
November 1st Pipi (Cockle) season commences (always double check in case any changes have been made)
Offshore fishing has seen King George Whiting, Red Mullet, Salmon and Nannygai being caught as well as quite a few squid in closer to shore for the boat crews. Local jetties have also been productive for squid and there have been good numbers caught from the rocks at Wirrina and Myponga. Small Tommies are still hanging around at Cape Jervis and Rapid Bay and several Garfish have been taken from the Second Valley jetty, if we get some warmer Spring weather the Gar should fire up soon. Salmon are still hanging around the southern coastlines for those wanting to cast the surf for them, best place to try is still Waitpinga beach. October and heading into Summer is a fantastic time to try for crabs, drop a net from one of the local jetties and have a go.
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