FISHING REPORT | Squid, King George whiting and Tommies at Victor Harbor

Goolwa - Coorong:

Salmon trout and mullet have been caught inside the river mouth, Sugars Beach and the Mundoo Channel. Further south into the reaches of the upper Cooring are bigger salmon, with some fish coming in over the long weekend at two kilos. An ocean swell increase to three metres is forecast for this week, so that should give fishing a nice lift.

Victor Harbor – Encounter Bay:

Squid, King George whiting, Tommies and a few nice flathead have been the major reports, with shore-based anglers fishing from The Bluff and Screwpile jetty also catching a few nice fish over the weekend. I did receive an unconfirmed tuna report from north of The Pages last week.

Waitpinga – Cape Jervis:

Waitpinga and Parsons beaches made for some calm winter salmon fishing last week, with cold off-shore winds about 10 knots allowing shore-based anglers to cast well out past the small breakers. Salmon up to one kilo were caught with fresh pilchards, while smaller mullet chased lures in the shallows. Around at Cape Jervis there were squid and tommies at the jetty and flathead, rugger snapper and KG whiting for the boats.

Rapid Bay – Sellicks Beach:

Some really nice squid have come from several spots along this part of the south coast, including Wirrina marina breakwater, Rapid Bay jetty and Normanville jetty. Salmon trout and tommies are also in good numbers, while boat crews fishing Wirrina and Lady Bay caught squid, KG whiting and rugger snapper out from Myponga.

RECIPE: Chilli and Lime stir-fried calamari

Ingredients: 400g fresh calamari rings, 1 onion, cut into wedges, 6 cups chopped red capsicum, carrots, broccoli, mushrooms and bok choy, 1/3 cup sweet chilli sauce, 2.5 tablespoons lime juice, 400g hokkien noodles, olive oil, 60ml of water.

Preparation: Spray/smear your wok with oil and stir-fry the calamari on high 1-2mins, then set aside. Stir-fry all the veggies, adding sweet chilli sauce, lime juice and 60ml of water. Allow to simmer for 3 mins then add the noodles, calamari and then serve.