Winter whiting at Tumby

HOLY MACKEREL: Angie Mavromatis with a Spanish mackerel caught in the Northern Territory recently.
HOLY MACKEREL: Angie Mavromatis with a Spanish mackerel caught in the Northern Territory recently.

Another week of mostly North Easterly winds and low temperatures has made fishing unattractive to most of us.

A few have braved the weather and found some good fishing is to be had if you put in the effort and an extra layer or two of clothing. 


Salmon on the surf beaches continue to be the main target.

Talia and Locks Well are the most consistent areas, but most spots are worth a look if you plan on throwing a lure around.

The bays and inlets are fishing well for King George whiting, tommies, squid and flathead.


King George whiting have been caught in good numbers around Farm Beach, Gallipoli, and the Sand Hills.

Silver trevally were also caught in numbers around the Sand Hills and other parts of Coffin Bay.

Offshore has seen a good run of nannygai, blue morwong and snapper.

Sir Isaacs has been the pick of the areas. The odd samson fish has been caught as well.


Sleaford to Wanna is holding plenty of salmon.

Salmon Hole to Millers Hole seems to be the best area.

Some of these salmon are getting close to five kilograms, but three kilos is about the normal sized fish.

Yellowfin whiting have schooled up, but are hard to get a bite out of between the town jetty and Limani.

Best bet for a few yellowfin is just south of the North Shields’ jetty in front of the caravan park.

For whiting, try the area between September Beach and Taylors Landing. Fish the cork weed beds and have a squid jig outfit handy as there are plenty of big squid in the area.

Murray Point is also worth a look for squid and whiting action. Plenty of land based anglers have been doing well here, and the northerly winds are at your back.


King George whiting have been caught in close at Arno Bay.

Out wide has seen some nice rugger snapper being caught when the weather has allowed boaties to get out.

Port Neill jetty has been producing squid to one kilo.


The reports from The Group have mostly mentioned squid and sweep.

King George whiting have been hard to find, but for those that did, they were large 40cm plus winter fish.

The jetty has produced a few squid, tommies and there are yellowfin whiting on the local beaches at times.


Yellowfin whiting have been the main report this week.

There are plenty of fish in the bay. Surface poppers, nippers and prawn pieces have been successful.