Thistle Island for whiting

WEST COAST

BIG: Lynne Zammit recently caught a 51 centimetre King George whiting.

BIG: Lynne Zammit recently caught a 51 centimetre King George whiting.

We had a couple of reports of a few mulloway 20 to 30lbs and gummy sharks caught from the far west coast beaches.

COFFIN BAY

BIGGER: Mick McCallum from Tumby Bay with a rare two metre plus shortbill spearfish caught in New Zealand recently.

BIGGER: Mick McCallum from Tumby Bay with a rare two metre plus shortbill spearfish caught in New Zealand recently.

Krause Rock, The Four Hummocks, Rocky and Greenly islands had 10 to 20 kilogram tuna, five kilogram salmon and a few samson’s and kingfish.

Offshore from Sir Isaacs there was big nannygai, snapper and blue morwong.

Sand crabs were caught out from Farm Beach.

Whiting are still being caught but there is a lot of undersize fish.

Point Longnose to Isaacs had gar, whiting, trevally and tommy ruffs.

PORT LINCOLN

Thistle Island and surrounding drops fired with 40 to 50 centimetre whiting.

South of Thistle, Williams, Cabbage Patch and the Neptunes tuna averaging 12 to 23 kilogram were in numbers but did not always take lures.

Try downsizing trolling lures and stickbaits to get a hook-up.

Samson’s, kingfish and five to six kilogram salmon were also found.

Around Thorny Passage nannygai and blue morwong were caught.

Good size garfish to 40 centimetre were found in Proper, Louth and Boston bays, the North Shore, Boston Island and Moonlight Bay.

Small to medium squid were caught in the same locations.

Blue swimmer crabs can be caught in enough numbers for a feed.

Tide movement is key; try Proper, Porter and Boston bays.

Yellowfin whiting are along the North Shore with better tides.

They averaged 25 to 35 centimetre and are taking prawns, worms, poppers and stickbaits.

PORT NEILL/ARNO BAY

Yellowfin whiting were in good numbers on the beaches including the mouth of the Arno Bay creek.

There were also reports of snapper, King George whiting and squid being caught by boaties.

TUMBY BAY

The Group had good numbers of Whiting with a couple around 50 centimetres, with snook, squid and trevally also.

Try the beaches for yellowfin.

COWELL

Crabs are in Franklin Harbour, yellowfin on the beaches and snapper and whiting offshore.

PORT LINCOLN ANGLERS CLUB

Fifteen members attended the outing on Sunday, February 10 with boundaries extending from Second Creek to Halls Bay excluding surf beaches.

Overall winner of the day was Nathan Paterson.

DIVISION WINNERS

Veterans: first: Michael Brown with one species plus five fish for 75 points; second: Syd Calverley with one species plus two fish for 60 points.

Men: first: Nathan Paterson with four species plus five fish for 225 points; second: Damien Paterson with two species plus 11 fish for 155 points.

Ladies: first: Annette Brasington with two species plus one fish for 105 points; second: Heather Hampel with two species for 100 points.

Juniors: first: Riley Peters with two species plus three fish for 115 points.

Heaviest fish of the day was a 1.3 kilogram salmon caught by Nathan Paterson.

The next Port Lincoln Anglers Club event will be a sport fishing event on February 24.

Meet at the clubrooms at 8am.