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Reel N Deal Tackle Fishing Report - November 2023

by Troy Chomenko 05 Nov 2023 0 Comments
Reel N Deal Tackle Fishing Report
November 2023


Glenelg to Brighton have boaties producing sensational numbers of squid, large garfish, xl tommy rough some being measured in at 27cm. Whilst Glenelg jetty fisherman are also cleaning up in the late afternoon & night, taking home some nice feeds of squid, garfish and tommy rough.

Brighton jetty has been busy with squid fisherman in numbers, also cleaning up on squid. Whilst a few yellow fin whiting started showing up in Grange/Tennyson areas, Brighton and Seacliff. Tiger worms & bungum worms have been working well. A few flathead are still coming in from between Glenelg and Somerton and will continue to ramp up into the warmer weather.

Seacliff, Marino and Hallett Cove continue with squid and Snook off the rocks.

Grange grounds have been producing King George Whiting, leather jackets, crabs and garfish.

Blue swimmer crabs from all the regular locations BrightonGlenelgGrangeHenleySemaphore and Large Jetty. Make sure you take your measure as the sizes are varying from keeper size to undersized.

Port Noarlunga jetty have garfish and squid being caught and salmon trout popping through from time to time. Whilst the Onkaparinga River system is producing Bream and a few flathead.

Bronzies and still getting caught at Grange jetty and Henley jetty. Whilst some shark fisherman headed to surrounding beaches and started moving around away from the crowds and been doing well in the Fleurieu regions such as Granite Island, Second Valley, Morgan's Beach and Blow Hole and having some good success on various species of large 7-10 ft sharks.

West Lakes has bream for kayak and land-based fisherman. Mulloway are being caught at night using live baits in West Lakes. Whilst the Port River kingfish are still taking live baits, but soft plastics and jigs have been working at times as well.

Yellow fin whiting have been in good numbers at St Kilda and Thomson's Beach the last few weeks. Frozen and preserved bungum worms are the preferred option.


Well done to John on these yellow fin whiting. Continuing his good run on yellow fin whiting each time his been out over the last 5-6 weeks.

Yorke Peninsula

Port Victoria has been heavy favoured for King George Whiting with Adelaide local travelling for good numbers of whiting, along with Port Broughton and Port Hughes getting on to whiting as well. Whilst Wallaroo is producing squid and whiting from the jetty. Wool Bay has good numbers of squid and Marion Bay you will find Nannygai, school sharks and big whiting.

Crab rakers in Ardrossan are picking up decent sized blue swimmer crabs. Ardrossan jetty fisherman have also been doing quite well on the crabs. Definitely worth a crack this time of the year for yellow fin whiting in the shallows. A angler targeting mulloway had his live bait taken by a decent King fish.

Yellow fin whiting are biting very well at Parson Beach on live clickers, bungum worms and top water lures.

Eyre Peninsula & West Coast

The run at the power station continues with Kingfish, continuing to dominate the wall at Port Augusta, Fitzgerald Bay and Port Lowly all producing some big fish 35-40kg. Downrigging live squid is the best option. At times live bait is difficult to find, jigs and sluggo's soft baits have come out to play and getting big hook ups. 

With this time of the year being snapper season in the bay at Streaky Bay, the big boys will be following them in. If you are looking for big sharks this should be high on your priority with no regulations on hook size and wire. 

Port Lincoln has squid and garfish in numbers from the main jetty. Whilst Thistle Island has been good on squid and whiting. 

Just down the road at Coffin Bay whiting is the main species with few Snook being captured even on the Catch Squid Wings.


Johnny got his arms stretched with this nice fish last weekend. Finally ticking this off his bucket list of fish to land this year.

Fleurieu Peninsula & Kangaroo Island

Rapid Bay continues to produce good bags of squid for both jetty and boat anglers with Second Valley and Wirrina also producing early morning and around the tides. Solid bags of garfish and whiting from Normanville and Wirrina.

The Murray Mouth is producing Mulloway, Gummy Sharks and Bronze Whalers have been caught. Reports that Mulloway have also been caught at Victor Harbor from the beach close to the bowling club.

Kangaroo Island fishing is going well with King George Whiting, Nannygai coming from the boaties and Kingscote jetty producing squid, tommy rough, and snook. Flathead are being snapped up from the local beaches on bait and lures.

The creek in the Fleurieu have been producing a few small rainbow and brown trout at various locations.

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Jai & Mick both getting onto some prized South Australian Trout over the last couple of weeks. Well done on seeking and you shall find attitude.


Port MacDonnell Blue fin tuna have slowed down for the first time in months. The locals have been targeting gummy sharks, with some nice 4-f ft gummies coming in.

Salt Creek has school sized mulloway, with the odd big mulloway and gummies being caught, definitely worth a trip to try your luck. Saury's have been the bait of choice for most anglers heading down.


Golden Perch (callop) still being caught at Blanchetown by the lock, the lagoon near Morgan and Swan Reach

Plenty of large carp being caught on the bank edges at Murray RiverMawson LakesTorrens RiverWarriparrina Wetlands and Lake Alexandrina.

Happy Valley Reservoir has been very active in producing some good sized Murray Cod with one measuring in 80cm fresh prawn baits and scrub worms have been working really well. Those casting lures have also been having success on 5" soft baits and similar sized hardbody lures with a shallow dive depth.

Couple nice Callop caught this week at Myponga Reservoir but conditions are pretty testing with weed and algae creating issues of frustration for land and kayak anglers. Avoid for a few more weeks until it clears up a bit.


Very Nice Murray Cod from Happy Valley Reservoir. Jordan from Recfish sent this photo in a few hours after picking up some prawns from Reel N Deal Tackle. 


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