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Adelaide Fishing

Adelaide Fishing

As a coastal city, fishing has provided sustenance for centuries in Adelaide for the aboriginal people. Settlers began recreational fishing here in the nineteenth century. With many nearby reefs and shipwrecks in the Gulf of St Vincent there is a long history of great fishing in Adelaide.

In addition to beautiful beaches, Adelaide has rivers and lakes where you can go fishing. Species you could catch while fishing at the beach include Bream, Mulloway, Tommy Ruff and Trout. Some of the popular jetties are Glenelg, Brighton and Henley Beach. The last quarter of the Glenelg jetty features a broken bottom of rock, weed and sand. Garfish, Mullets, Snook and Tommies like hanging around the broken bottom. Brighton Jetty has good fishing throughout the year with common catches including Garfish, Snook, Tommies and Yellowfin Whiting. In the winter, you have a chance of catching King George Whiting at the Brighton Jetty. If you want to target Salmon while Adelaide fishing, you may want to head to the Port Noarlunga Jetty, Port River or West Lakes. Dusky Flathead are also a popular target while fishing Adelaide.

Nearshore and offshore fishing Adelaide on the many natural and artificial reefs, as well as shipwrecks can produce lots of excellent catches of snapper much of the year. The Australasian Snapper, or more commonly called Pinkies are plentiful and put up a good fight. There are also many mackerel and tuna that are commonly caught.

A record 59.5-pound Mulloway was caught at Adelaide. Other sizable Mulloway fish were caught here at 58.6 pounds, 54.4 pounds and 49.8 pounds. Large Mulloway are commonly caught at Port River and Port Adelaide. Port Adelaide fishing offers so many opportunities any time of the year.

Adelaide Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Adelaide, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Redfin Perch

  2. Redfin Perch

    There is a 88.46% catch rate for Redfin Perch, based on 23 Redfin Perch counted.

    Adelaide Redfin Perch Counts Chart


  3. Black Bream

  4. Black Bream

    There is a 3.85% catch rate for Black Bream, based on 1 Black Bream counted.

    Adelaide Black Bream Counts Chart


  5. Common Carp

  6. Common Carp

    There is a 3.85% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 1 Common Carp counted.

    Adelaide Common Carp Counts Chart


  7. Mahi-mahi

  8. Mahi-mahi

    There is a 3.85% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 1 Mahi-mahi counted.

    Adelaide Mahi-mahi Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 4 species of fish and 26 fish counted for June around Adelaide.

To date, there are 28 species of fish and a total of 5532 fish counted for Adelaide and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1873 (151 years).

Last Update: 6/14/2024 11:20:33 AM

Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Top Adelaide Fishing Spots

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Adelaide are the following:

  1. Orontes Banks
    Good ledge/drop off to 20 meters that holds nice Snapper.

  2. Semaphore Reef
    Whiting, Garfish. Reef bottom.

  3. Black Pole
    Navigation. St.Kilda.

  4. Bastard Pole
    Sand/Lumps. Whiting

  5. Artificial Reef
    Artificial Reef

  6. Stanvac Barges
    Collectively known as the Stanvac Barges, the ships at Port Stanvac are actually two barges and a dredge. Most of the time, the larger dredge is the focus of the dives. This o

  7. Goannas
    Small reef, ribbon weed and

  8. Unnamed Lighter

  9. Triton

  10. Ruby

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Latest Adelaide Fishing Reports

  • March Fishing in Adelaide
    During March, Australian herring (tommy ruffs) , Red mullet, blue crabs, and squid are around that make good bait. Some salmon trout are usually caught as well as lots

  • Adelaide Fishing Report
    In the last week we have been hearing reports of King George Whiting and Yellowfin Whiting. Garfish, Tommies, and Mulloway were also caught. Jigging and live baiting for Sam

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Top Adelaide Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Brighton Tackle & Bait

  2. Sportfishing Scene
    Established in 1981 , Sportfishing Scene is Adelaide's leading tackle store. We cater for most styles of fishing and sell the freshest bait.

  3. Ray & Anne's Tackle & Marine
    A fishing and boating store in Adelaide, Australia. We have been around for over 40 years, are still independent and owned and run by the family that started it. Our shop has the largest range of high quality bait and tackle in Adelaide. We specializ

  4. Neptune Tackle
    Australian owned and operated, that's the way Neptune Tackle started and that's the way it's going to stay.

  5. The Rodworks
    The RodWorks is an Australian family owned business in Adelaide, South Australia. Ross has built thousands of rods and uses that knowledge to continually source new and hard to find product for Australian rod builders.

  6. Mid Coast Fishing Tackle
    Mid Coast Fishing Tackle and Fishing Wholesalers are open 7 days with expert staff to assist you. We have a huge range of bait and tackle. Located at 200 Dyson Rd, Lonsdale SA

  7. Tackle World Adelaide Metro
    e are a diverse tackle store. We stock everything from beginners tackle to the tournament tackle. Friendly and helpful, we'll make sure you catch the fish you're after. Competitive prices and the biggest range of everything, we are the guys t

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Top Adelaide Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Balgowan Fishing Charters
    Fishing Charters departing Balgowan, less than 2 hours from Adelaide, on the Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. Owner operated by a mad keen fisherman who prides himself on giving you a quality day out. Our specialty are Snapper and King George Whitin

  2. Reel Screamer Fishing Charters
    Our main targets are the highly prized King George Whiting and the famous South Australian big snapper. Other species regularly encountered include squid, snook, salmon, flathead, bluecrabs and garfish. The waters off Adelaide offer a diverse range o

  3. Go Get'Em Fishing Charters
    Professionals, Amateurs or Total Beginners, GO GET 'EM® FISHING CHARTERS cater for everyone who wants to fish the beautiful waters off Adelaide South Australia. Go Get 'Em® Fishing Charters owner / skipper Tom has fished the waters

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Top Adelaide Marinas

  1. Marina Adelaide
    75 tonne Travel Lift facility Full service & maintenance facility Retail & Service Workshops from 80sqm - 245sqm Retail Tenancies from 94sqm - 172sqm Commercial Land from 1625sqm - 3981sqm 175 fully serviced Marina Berths Adelaide’s fir

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