Here's what’s open in McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast today. A great way to support local. 

Provided by Fishing SA Magazine

The McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast will have you hook, line and sinker. It's the gateway to a range of superb fishing opportunities south of Adelaide, with spectacular coastal scenery and friendly laid back vibe, we are a great catch! 

Whether you fish solo, or with a group of friends, boat or shore, there is something always biting in the area and we’ve made the decision of what to target a little easier for you, with our fortnightly ‘what fish are biting’ guide below.


Fish caught in McLaren Vale Fleurieu Coast


Winter is here, and dropping temperatures do little to slow the fishing along the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast – quite the opposite in fact!

With conditions cooling down this has sparked the arrival of many popular Winter species to the area, and anglers are already reporting good catches of salmon, flathead, mullet and others.

So don’t put your fishing gear in cold storage just yet, as the fun is set to continue!


Mulloway Onkaparinga River Fish continue to bite in the river on live and dead baits mostly
Mullet Sellicks Beach, Moana, Southport, Onkaparinga River Still a small window to score mullet. Try in nicer weather conditions and don’t cast too far
Squid Aldinga, Maslin Beach, Moana, Seaford, Port Noarlunga As days become darker, the use of a UV torch is highly recommended to light your jags up
Bream Onkaparinga River, Seaford, Witton Bluff, O’Sullivan Beach Some good Winter bream are available around the southern structures. Fish as light as possible with bait and lures working
King George Whiting Aldinga, Moana, O’Sullivan Beach, Port Stanvac Whiting will move onto Winter grounds. They will fire up a day or two after a blow
Garfish Aldinga, Maslin Beach, Moana, Christies Beach Nice fish continue to be caught, and they seem to be in very close
Tommies Aldinga, Moana, Seaford, O’Sullivan Beach Just after the sun goes down is a peak time for tommies to come on the chew
Flathead Onkaparinga River Good winter flatties are common along the sandy edges of the lower Onkaparinga River
Salmon Sellicks Beach, Silver Sands, Port Willunga, Maslin Beach, Moana, Southport, Port Noarlunga, O’Sullivan Beach Salmon season has started with fish to 2.7kg at this stage. Let’s hope for a good season and big schools. Metal lures and whitebait/pilchard bait are popular


  Onkaparinga River  on the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast