Fleurieu Peninsula weekly fishing report as of September 14, 2017, as reported in The Times.
Shore-based salmon action dropped back last week. But weather conditions on the water improved dramatically last weekend as winds and tides made for some good fishing for boat crews, as they caught salmon trout and mullet inside the river mouth and in the channels. Mulloway can still be found at night in the shallow rips, but water flows have increased and care is needed.
Squid and nice Tommies were caught from local jetties and there were some decent flathead from the sheltered waters around Port Elliot and Chiton Rocks. Boat crews fishing Encounter Bay waters reported KG whiting, Tommies and squid.
Some big Tommy ruffs can be caught from the rocks at Blow Hole Beach and the Cape Jervis jetty, while a few salmon trout were landed at Parsons beach. Rapid Bay has ruffs and squid.
Grounds off Wirrina were good for KG whiting, squid and flathead over the weekend, while rock anglers caught sweep and squid. There was an unconfirmed report of yellowfin whiting from Normanville and Second Valley. Local jetty fishing has been quiet, but garfish and squid should be target fish as the spring weather improves.