Whiting proves consistent

CATCH: Quinn Lee caught a morwong on a recent fishing trip with GT Charters.
CATCH: Quinn Lee caught a morwong on a recent fishing trip with GT Charters.

The spring weather this week has been a mixture of both hot and cold, and much of the fishing along the West Coast has followed suit.

Fishing conditions across the Eyre Peninsula have received mixed reviews, but there is always something to be caught.

Now for what was biting and where.


King George whiting catches reported throughout the bay seemed exceptional, with size being up to about 35cm.

Garfish were also reported from inside the bay.

Offshore has been very hit and miss.

Small tuna around two to 10kg were caught at Reef Head, the Hummocks, Rocky and Greenly islands.

A few kingfish and samsons in the 50cm to 120cm range were taken on live and dead squid, pillies and jigs.

Nannys to 60cm took jigs and baits aggressively.

Garfish were also reported coming from inside the bay.


The town jetty had been a reliable producer of some decent fish during this past week, with many decent catches reported.

Flathead, garfish, salmon, King George whiting, tommies, blue swimmer crabs and squid were all reported in the area.

The best time to catch them tended to be in the late afternoon.

Proper Bay remains to be holding some decent King George whiting and most anglers are managing to get a decent feed.

Blue swimmer crabs are still showing up in some areas, however are tending to slow down as the days slowly get cooler.

Proper bay catches have slowed right down, however Boston Bay seems to still be holding crabs for those willing to find them.

Salmon remain to be holding in the best numbers along the shoreline from Millers Hole through to Wanna.

Salmon trout were in good numbers throughout local areas with some decent numbers reported from the main wharf and marina.


Garfish seem to be a popular target for land based anglers fishing the local shoreline, with some plump garfish being reported.


Nine members and one visitor attended the clubs first dry-land casting event held at Wangary Oval last week.

Overall winner of the April 14 event was Ian Chamberlain and Riley Peters was runner up.

Heather Hampel won the accuracy title on the Sunday with 104 points.

The distance winner (2 oz) was Riley Peters with his longest cast being 127.56 metres.

The distance winner (4oz) was Riley Peters with his longest cast at 128.02 metres.

Ian Chamberlain was the artificial bait winner with his longest cast at 102.11 metres.

The clubs next event will be on Sunday, May 19 to Gunyah/Almonta to leave the club rooms at 8am.