Welcome to the column with all the hot tips for fishing around Yorke Peninsula; contact Greg by email at greg@gregjames fishing.com.au.
Christmas recipe no. 1, King Prawn Spring Rolls: Ingredients — 10 green and cleaned SA prawns, chopped cabbage, julienne carrots, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, veg oil, spring roll paper, wasabi paste, mayonnaise. Preparation — cook prawns, cabbage and carrots in hot pan 2-3 min with soy sauce, garlic and sesame oil, and allow to cool. Wrap mix in paper and seal. Cook rolls in veg oil (deep fry) for 5 min. Serve with a wasabi mayo (Asian mayonnaise stirred with liberal amounts of Korean wasabi paste).
Wallaroo: A grain ship is waiting offshore for loading as southerly winds again played havoc with boat fishing plans. King George whiting can still be caught from the Boiler grounds (but go early to avoid the puffer fish and baby trumpeters). The jetty is worth a try for blueys, gar and small squid after dark.
Port Hughes: Mid last week, the jetty was quiet, almost deserted, and about 20 or so boats had headed out to West Light and Tipara Reef for gar, squid and blue crabs. The beach west of Weetulta has shore-based anglers fishing for yellowfin whiting.
Point Turton: KG whiting and squid catches continue spasmodically from Corny Point, Point Souttar and Hardwicke Bay, again the early fishers seem to be doing best. Local jetty anglers are trying for gar, salmon trout and squid.
Marion Bay/Stenhouse Bay: Gym and Browns Beaches have salmon and even a few late-season mullet. Boat crews found the southerly winds a challenge and many did not venture out at all. The jetties have garfish, squid and tommy ruff (Australian herring).
Edithburgh/Stansbury: Jetty crews braved the cold winds during the week for tommies, squid and the odd bluey. Boat crews fished Tapley Shoals (north) for KG whiting, then snook from Troubridge Island and gar from Sultana Passage.
Black Point/Ardrossan: I checked in again last week with a helpful person from the YP Council concerning Black Point boat ramp; it is expected the ramp will reopen by the end of November, which is great news. Garfish, squid and small tommies on the drift at Windara and Billy Goat Flat were the main reports. Ardrossan crews are catching a few blueys, squid and whiting.
Tight lines and see you next week!