FISHING REPORT | Goolwa, Victor Harbor, Waitpinga and beyond

Fleurieu Peninsula weekly fishing report as of September 21, 2017, as reported in The Times.


Mulloway, just over the legal size, have been caught inside the Goolwa and Mundoo channels in the past week, as boats braved the cold late afternoons and evenings. Best bait is fillets of pilchard. Try the Tauwitchere Barrage areas as well for these fish and mullet. Sugars beach has mullet and there are small salmon trout south of the river mouth.

Victor Harbor: 

Squid and Ttommy ruffs have been the main reports, as strong west to south-westerly winds lashed the coast and kept many boats in their sheds. KG whiting and squid should come into play as the spring weather warms waters. It should be worth a try for arfish and snook too.


Both beaches have had good solid swells crashing onshore, but the fishing has been very hit and miss. Anglers have landed a few salmon around the one-kilogram mark. Bream and flathead have been caught from Deep Creek.

Cape Jervis/Rapid Bay: 

Nice Tommies, squid and salmon trout have been caught by anglers from the jetties and boats over the weekend. I checked out Rapid Bay jetty on Friday and several young anglers had caught a nice batch of tommies for their dinner.

Wirrina/Lady Bay: 

It has been hard to get some decent days' fishing, with the west to north-westerly winds belting in over the weekend, and many quick trips only resulted in the odd squid, Tommy and KG whiting. Garfish and squid are up around Normanville and Lady Bay. Local jetties have squid and Tommy ruffs.