Bait schools at Coffin Bay

SNAPPER: Matt Quigley with a nice Snapper caught on board a fishing charter recently. Picture: GT Fishing Charters.
SNAPPER: Matt Quigley with a nice Snapper caught on board a fishing charter recently. Picture: GT Fishing Charters.

The days are starting to get a bit warmer and the wind has been okay for a few days this week. The results are plenty of anglers getting out and about and catching a feed.

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Now for what was biting and where.


Most beaches are holding big salmon. Schools vary in size, but they are usually within casting distance.

Venus and Streaky bay have been good for King George whiting, squid and silver trevally.


Farm and Gallipoli beaches have been good for King George whiting to 32cm in close and up to 40cm in deeper water. Silver trevally up to 2kg are also in the area and are a great by-catch.

Inside Coffins, there are bait schools and birds working, so that should mean salmon trout and maybe a few kingfish have arrived.

Offshore has seen snapper to 70cm, blue morwong, nannygai, silver trevally and samsonfish have been caught on bait and jigs.


North Shields continues to hold a good school of yellowfin whiting in front of the caravan park and there are plenty of squid and King George whiting in the area.

For King George whiting, try the cork weed beds anywhere between September Beach and Taylors Island. Fat fish to 45cm have been caught around the high tide or after dusk.

Inside Spalding cove and around the monument area has also been producing whiting to 40cm. Yellowfin whiting have been caught in good numbers around the Limani Hotel and Stenross area on clickers.

Tulka has seen a good run of yelloweye mullet to 40cm.


King George whiting have been good in close to Arno. Port Neill jetty has been producing squid around high tide and dusk.


King George whiting have been hard to find around Tumby. Head out to the Group to find nice whiting to 40cm, with cockles and squid for bait. Tumby jetty has produced squid after dark.


Yellowfin whiting to 35cm have been caught on lures when the wind has allowed, otherwise seaweed worms, clickers and prawn has been the best bait options.


Twelve members attended the outing to Frenchman on September 9.

Overall winner was Trevor Prow who also won heaviest fish with a 960 gram leatherjacket.

Division Winners: veterans: first: Syd Calverley 155 points; second: Wayne Paterson 125 points; men: first: Trevor Prow 260 points; second: John Peters 250 points; ladies: first: Donna Peters 175 points; second: Annette Brasington 115 points; juniors: Riley Peters 220 points.

The next event is on September 23. Meet at the clubrooms at 11am.