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What Fish are Biting?

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

Mid-winter is offering up a mixture of weather conditions and fish species for those keen to make the most of this surprisingly productive time of year. The McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast shouldn’t be written off for providing your next seafood meal or sportfishing session over these cooler months!

Salmon have solidified themselves as a mainstay at the moment and while the bite has varied between white-hot to luke warm on the slow days, they’re a reliable catch. Boaties have been tapping into above average King George whiting action, while squid continue when the water is clearer. Throw in big bream in the Onk’ and many others and it’s easy to fill in a few hours or a few days fishing at the moment.

Below is a wrap of what you can expect in the area – take your pick and good luck!


Mulloway Onkaparinga River Plenty of food sources in the river at the moment and a few good fish have been caught and released of late
Mullet Onkaparinga River, Southport, Port Noarlunga Jetty River is the best bet, but the shallows right along the coast still hold decent numbers
Squid Aldinga, Moana, O'Sullivan Beach Fishing has been solid between rain periods. Pick calmer days to try
Bream Onkaparinga River, Witton Bluff, O'Sullivan Beach Always able to find a spot out of the weather here
King George Whiting Aldinga Beach, Moana, O'Sullivan Beach Berley up well with pellets, crushed cockles etc
Garfish Aldinga, Seaford, Port Noarlunga, O'Sullivan Beach Troll in close from boat on reasonable days, with some solid fish around
Tommies Aldinga, Seaford, Maslin Beach, Port Noarlunga Jeytty, O'Sullivan Beach Reliable numbers of tommies have been swimming up berley trails, with the fish of mixed size
Flathead Onkaparinga River, O'Sullivan Beach Most likely caught as a bycatch chasing salmon or bream from now on, but still worth targeting with bait or lure
Flathead Onkaparinga River, Christies Beach, O’Sullivan Beach All great options, cast around rocky areas at Christies and O’Sullivan Beach. A nice flatty was caught at Christies while chasing salmon recently
Salmon Selicks Beach, Maslin Beach, Southport, O'Sullivan Beach, Port Noarlunga Jetty Fish are taking lures and bait (salted pilchard), with morning casters having the best results. Look for schools moving around still


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