Salmon seen at Fishery

WINNERS: Back: Riley Peters, Damien Paterson, John Peters, Ed Korin; front: Heather Hampel, Donna Peters, Annette Brasington. Absent: Trevor Prow and Syd Calverley.
WINNERS: Back: Riley Peters, Damien Paterson, John Peters, Ed Korin; front: Heather Hampel, Donna Peters, Annette Brasington. Absent: Trevor Prow and Syd Calverley.

The weather seems to be confused about which season it is at the moment.

Hopefully the weather forecast for the weekend happens and we can all get out on the water and enjoy a bit of warmth.

Now for what was biting and where.

WEST COAST

Most of the surf beaches are fishing well for schools of salmon.

Fish up to four kilograms have been landed, with the average being about two kilograms.

Tuna have been reported offshore between Ceduna and Elliston.

The few that have been landed have been up to 15kg, but the schools of fish are flighty and care needs to be taken when approaching them.

COFFIN BAY

Farm Beach proved a rather reliable spot for boaties to bag a haul of whiting, with most people managing to find fish.

Most success was with squid and cockle baits and fishing between three and five metres of water.

Inside the bay things have started to pick up with a few legal whiting landed by boaties and shore based anglers.

For the offshore anglers, nannygai have been the main catch.

Due to the snapper ban, it is best to move on to a different spot if your first fish are snapper.

A few tuna have been landed. They are taking most kinds of lures.

Smaller skirts and divers would be the best option.

PORT LINCOLN

Louth boaties saw some big King George whiting, along with the odd blue swimmer crab.

Kingfish were seen inside Louth Bay with reports of school sized fish around the jetty.

Blue swimmer crabs are there for those who are persistent enough, with reports coming in from Boston, and Proper bays, and the odd one in the marina.

Salmon were schooling up inside Fishery Bay with fish size being between three and four kilograms.

Salmon were also common between Millers Hole and Wanna, which were schooling up most days.

Kingfish were seen within Boston Bay with fish being spotted most days from the jetty and main wharf.

Size was in the one metre plus range, with excellent fish there to be caught for those persistent enough.

Snook, squid, and tommies were caught from the jetty and main wharf, with an incoming tide returning the best results.

PORT NEILL/ARNO BAY

No reports.

TUMBY BAY

Kingfish around 50 to 60cm were spotted within the jetty and marina areas, even with a report of a larger 120cm fish being hooked from the jetty.

Whiting at The Group have been tough work - there are fish there, but not in huge numbers.

COWELL

No reports.

PORT LINCOLN ANGLERS CLUB

Port Lincoln Anglers Club members received South Australian Piscatorial Council awards recently.

The two major award winners were Donna Peters who took home Lady Angler of the Year and Annette Brasington who won the Meritorious Freshwater Trophy for her capture of a 2.91kg carp on 0.5 kg line class.

Locals won six of the top ten t-shirt awards for King George whiting.

First was Riley Peters with a 650g whiting, John Peters with 610g, Ed Korin with 540g, Damien Paterson with 520g, Trevor Prow with 520g, Syd Calverley with 510g.

Heather Hampel won the ladies division of Australian Anglers Association casting record with a 117.75m cast with a 56g weight.