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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

It's officially prime fishing time along the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast, and what a great period of the year to be enjoying the sun and milder weather, while sneaking in a line of course.

With end of year holidays and Christmas looming, many anglers are making the most of opportunities in December while crowd numbers remain low at popular locations. Warm water has only increased he fish numbers in the area, so there's plenty to be caught as we explore in the What's Biting Fortnightly Guide below

Below is a species snapshot for the area, which hopefully helps you get hooked up this December!


Mulloway Onkaparinga River, Moana, Maslin Beach Fish will be cruising along the coast chasing yellowfin and other inshore species. Look for any gutters along the coast to hold fish
Mullet Onkaparinga River, Southport, Christies Beach, O’Sullivan Beach Mullet mix, preserved worms or gents are a great option. Cast in close and use berley
Squid Aldinga, Moana, Seaford, Port Noarlunga, O’Sullivan Beach, Port Stanvac Try drifting from boats for better results. Land-based anglers have a good chance from the jetty or boat ramp. Early morning is the best
Bream Onkaparinga River, Seaford, Christies Beach, O’Sullivan Beach Bream like the structure such as reefy areas, and they will be active after their breeding season
King George Whiting Sellicks Beach, Aldinga, Moana, O’Sullivan Beach Plenty of spots not far from the ramp that hold fish, sound out the bottom and try different areas
Yellowfin Whiting Silver Sands, Moana, Onkaparinga River, Christies Beach, O’Sullivan Beach Fish light with worms and use a running sinker when possible. Cast close to shore
Garfish Aldinga, Seaford, Port Noarlunga, Christies Beach Try a slither of pilchard if gar are not biting well on gents, with a moving bait also attracting their interest at times
Tommies Maslin Beach, Port Noarlunga, O’Sullivan Beach. Great for bait or smoking, when you get these around it numbers it’s a blast!
Flathead Aldinga, Onkaparinga River, Seaford, Christies Beach Drift baits near structure (edges of rocky areas) or alternatively cast soft plastics into sandy areas amongst the structure
Salmon Maslin Beach, Moana, Onkaparinga River, Southport Schools are moving around, so a little luck will be needed


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