Australian Salmon Research project

Recreational fishers in South Australia are being asked to donate their filleted Australian Salmon frames for research from 1 July until 30 September 2020. Fish frames are the filleted skeletons with head, tail and guts still intact.

Scientists from the South Australian Research and Development Institute’s (SARDI) Aquatic Sciences division will study the donated fish frames to obtain important information on the size, age, growth and reproductive characteristics of Australian Salmon from across South Australia.

By donating filleted Australian Salmon frames, recreational fishers will be helping to improve biological knowledge on this iconic species in South Australian waters and ensure a sustainable Australian Salmon fishery for the future.

The new research project is being led by SARDI, in partnership with the Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council. The major funder is the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.

Get involved and be in the running to WIN great prizes!

It’s easy to donate your filleted Australian Salmon frames.

  • Catch and fillet your Australian Salmon from SA waters between 1 July and 30 September 2020.
  • Save and freeze your filleted frames, with the head, tail, and guts intact.
  • Collect a donation form from your local participating tackle shop – see collection locations below.
  • Use a lead pencil to fill out the donation form, including your contact details and information on when and where your Australian Salmon were caught.
  • Drop off your fish frames and completed donation form in a sealed bag at a participating tackle store, and you’ll go into the running to win some great fishing prizes courtesy of Wilson Fishing, Shimano and SA Bait and Tackle Supplies. Terms and conditions apply (PDF 184.1 KB).

Collection locations

Location Business nameAddress
Brighton Brighton Tackle & Bait 535 Brighton Road, South Brighton SA 5048
Cavan Sportfishing Scene 132 Port Wakefield Road, Cavan SA 5094
Edithburgh Edithburgh BP 58 Blanche Street, Edithburgh SA 5583
Gawler Gawler Fishing and Outdoors 44 Murray Street, Gawler SA 5118
Hayborough Tacklebusters Discount Fishing Tackle 56 Maude St, Victor Harbor SA 5211
Kingscote Ingram's Home Timber and Hardware 47 Dauncey St, Kingscote SA 5223
Kingston SE Swampy's Marine and Tackle 41 Holland Street, Kingston SE SA 5275
Lonsdale Fishing Wholesalers 200 Dyson Road, Lonsdale SA 5160
Moonta Complete Angler Moonta 10 George Street, Moonta SA 5558
Mount Gambier Spot-on Mount Gambier 93 Commercial St E, Mount Gambier SA 5290
O'Sullivan Beach O'Sullivan Beach Boat Ramp Marine Dr, O'Sullivan Beach SA 5166
Port Adelaide Port Adelaide Bait and Tackle 310 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide SA 5015
Port Lincoln Spot-on Port Lincoln 39 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln SA 5606
Port Lincoln Tackle World Pt Lincoln 16–18 Hallett Place, Port Lincoln SA 5606
Point Turton Point Turton Caravan Park Bayview Road, Point Turton SA 5575
Salisbury Spot-on Fishing Tackle Salisbury 1730 Main North Road, Salisbury Plain SA 5109
Seaford The Scene Seaford 224 Seaford Road, Seaford SA 5169
St Kilda Tackle 'N' Tucker (St Kilda) Cockle Street, St Kilda SA 5110
Wallaroo Complete Angler Wallaroo 3 Owen Terrace, Wallaroo SA 5556
West Beach SARDI Aquatic Sciences 2 Hamra Avenue, West Beach SA 5162
Whyalla Whyalla Sportfishing Scene 31 Playford Avenue, Whyalla SA 5600

Australian Salmon fishing limits

Minimum legal length: 21 cm measured from tip of snout to tip of tail.

SizePersonal Boat (3 or more on board)
21–35cm Bag limit: 20 Boat limit: 60
greater than 35cm Bag limit: 10 Boat limit: 30

More about salmon fishing limits in South Australia


Dr Jason Earl
Senior Research Officer, SARDI Aquatic Sciences

Page Last Reviewed: 06 Aug 2020
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