Whiting in Passage patchy


GUMMY sharks are coming from Dog Fence Beach to Yalata along with salmon and a few small mulloway.

Venus Bay had plenty of squid from the jetty and good feeds of whiting for the boaties.


Gunyah/Almonta beaches kept holiday makers happy with one to two kilogram salmon, tommies and mullet caught on bait and lures from the surf.

Inside Coffins and Dutton Bay salmon trout and garfish are being caught from the jetties and most rock ledges.

The shallow drops around Farm Beach and Point Longnose area had good numbers of just legal whiting plus some squid.

Moving regularly in deeper drops saw catches of 35 to 40cm whiting.

Some better whiting catches are being reported in the bays...

Offshore from Sir Isaacs some snapper to 90cm are being caught before the ban starts on November 1.

In addition to the snapper, blue morwong, bight redfish, big whiting and school and gummy sharks are also taking slow jigs and baits.


The whiting fishing down The Passage is best described as patchy.

There are a few bight redfish and blue morwong further south of The Passage.

Some better whiting catches are being reported in the bays including Spalding Cove down to Horse Rock, Bicker Isles and the North Shore.

Early mornings, top of the high tide and dusk were the best times.

Squid and garfish are in the same areas.

Snook are taking soft plastics off the rocks at Axel Stenross ramp, town jetty and the main wharf along with squid and salmon trout.

Yellowfin whiting were still firing from the beach around North Shields when the tides were decent.

The Sleaford to Wanna Coast is still producing two to four kilogram salmon on a variety of lures and baits.


Good size and numbers of whiting came from The Group while good catches of squid were in the bay including the jetty.


Some good snapper are around out wide.

Whiting are a bit patchy closer to shore.

Pictured inset is Cai Batey-Smith with Steve Forstner and a salmon he caught.