FISHING REPORT | Victor Harbor, Goolwa, Waitpinga and beyond

Fishing report for the southern Fleurieu Peninsula for the week of March 13, 2017

Goolwa - Coorong: The long weekend weather started well, but by late Sunday the winds had increased which made fishing difficult for boats along the south coast. Mullet catches have slowly increased from both sides of the river and up into the Mundoo channel. Salmon trout have been in the upper reaches of the Coorong and mulloway weighing up to 20kg have been caught at the river mouth.

Victor Harbor – Encounter Bay: Before the weather deteriorated boat crews caught nice garfish and tommies from Yilki. Mullet and snook were the other reports, while the Bluff has had squid, salmon trout and a few mullet from The Causeway. The reefs running across to Tunk Head have a mix of KG whiting, small snapper and flathead.

Waitpinga – Cape Jervis: Mullet can be caught from the deeper water gutters at both Parsons and Waitpinga beaches, along with salmon trout, with larger fish coming in at just under 1kg. Slightly larger fish have been caught at Adams and Morgans beaches. Over at Cape Jervis the jetty has squid and tommies and mullet from the beach. Boat crews have been catching flathead, pan-sized snapper and KG whiting.

Rapid Bay – Sellicks Beach: Boats fishing north of the Wirrina marina also caught pan-sized snapper, squid and garfish in the past week. Garfish, squid and snapper have also been the main reports from Second Valley, while local jetties have a mix of garfish, tommies and mullet.

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