Passage the local hot spot

FLATHEAD: Rohan Moss with a nice flathead from Lincoln National Park.

FLATHEAD: Rohan Moss with a nice flathead from Lincoln National Park.


Only reports of small salmon to about 1 kilograms this week along most of the beaches in this area.

Coffin Bay

Lots of King George whiting have been caught along the ledge, but about 90 per cent are undersized.

There have been good reports of tommies and salmon trout right throughout the bays.

Try around the jetties, rocks and islands with cockles and pilchard baits or soft plastics.

Farm beach has been fishing well for some King George whiting in the 30cm to 35cm bracket and a few squid as well.

Gunyah beach has had mixed reports depending on the day. Some days, plenty of salmon were caught in gutters running along the beach, with other days being extremely quiet where no fish were caught.

Best results came from anglers casting metal lures into gutters, as well as using pilchard baits.

Most days schools of salmon were visible but just out of casting range. 

Port Lincoln

The wharf area has been quiet for salmon trout and tommies but there seems to be lots of wrasse, squid and a few King George whiting in the deeper water.

Fish in close to the structure for best results.

The passage is the local hot spot for King George whiting. Most likely spots between September Beach and Memory Cove are holding fish to 45cm.

Cockles are the best bait and if you use crushed mussels as berley, you should be able to get a nice bag of fish fairly quickly.

The bottom end of the passage is still fishing well for nannygai and blue morwong. There are also a few other species to be had in the deeper water like snapper and swallowtail.

The North Shore and Boston Bay are worth having a look if you want to chase a few whiting and squid.

Boaties are reporting some decent fish being caught during the peak of the tide or late afternoon.

If you are land based, the stretch between Sleaford and Wanna is still holding Australian salmon up to 4kg.

Around the rest of the national park there are plenty of squid, whiting and the occasional flathead from the beaches and rocky points.

Tumby Bay

The local bay is holding some big garfish and King George whiting.

Fishing in the marina has been a bit slow due to the freshwater flowing in, but should pick up for silver trevally, salmon trout, tommies and other species once the fresh slows down a bit.

The Group has been fishing well for King George whiting and squid with most boats bagging out on whiting to 40cm on cockles and squid.

Port Lincoln Anglers Club

Sunday, September 25 will be a local competition running from 8am to 4pm.

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