Adelaide – Myponga Rocks – 15 April 2012

I have just returned from a week of work in South Australia. I did manage a few morning sessions around Adelaide over the weekend but I did not do very well. I fished the rocks on dawn at Myponga on Sunday.

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This is a beautiful spot about an hour to the south of the Adelaide CBD. All I had was a cheap Finnor reel / Quantum rod spin combo that I picked up at Adelaide Tackleworld. They spooled it with some 8lb braid and I fished with a 10lb leader, 1/8th 1/0 jigheads and various GULP soft plastics. The water was crystal clear and there were lots of nice looking rocks and ledges.

I came across a group of local fisherman who explained they catch Snook (Pike), Small Salmon, Whiting, Drummer, Snapper and the occasional Tuna – mainly using fresh cockles or squid for bait. They had not had a touch as I passed.

I wandered up and down the rocks for a few hours but I could not raise much interest. Occasionally, I would lose the tail of a soft plastic minnow grub or shrimp to a small fish. I had a couple of quite aggressive hits – which I think were Salmon – but who knows?

Like anywhere, you have to put in the time to learn where the fish are and what techniques will be effective. Unfortunately, as a visitor, you rarely have much time but it is always good to get out and have a look around.

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