Tuna on bite around Eyre

BIG ONE: John Bizewski with a 145cm samson fish caught on board Arno Bay Fishing Adventures off Coffin Bay.
BIG ONE: John Bizewski with a 145cm samson fish caught on board Arno Bay Fishing Adventures off Coffin Bay.

Fishers have been kept busy across the peninsula - find out what is biting and where.


Offshore from Venus Bay has been plenty of 10-15kg tuna and Bight redfish. In the Bay, mornings were best for whiting in the 30 to 32cm range, plus snook and salmon to 1kg. The jetty was consistent for tommies.


Farm Beach to Frenchman's had whiting on deeper drops. A few gummy sharks were caught on whiting lines in the same grounds.

Point Longnose to Sir Isaac's had gar, whiting, tommies and salmon trout.

Out from Coles Point mixed bags of blue morwong, Bight redfish, gummy sharks and tuna were found.

Salmon around 4-5kg were in good numbers on the weekend from Almonta and Gunyah Beaches hitting lures and baits.

Offshore from Sir Isaac's, the Hummocks, Greenly and Rocky Islands had small to medium kings, samsons from small up to 145cm and plenty of tuna.


North Shields jetty had some big squid late arvo and kingfish to 80cm have been seen again.

Garfish up to 40cm are spread out from the town jetty, Limani, North Shore and Louth Bay. Blue crabs are in better numbers from Proper Bay, Boston Bay and up to Louth.

Squid have been good for boat land-based anglers fishing rocks and Jetties around Lincoln.

Tuna at 10-20kg were caught at Low Rocks, the Neptune's, Liguana Island and the Cabbage Patch. The patch also held trevally to 80cm, kings to a metre and mixed size samsons.


Yellowfin whiting were in good numbers from the beaches caught on bait and surface lures. Garfish and big squid were caught from the Jetty and by boaties.


A few crabs are about, yellowfin are off the beaches and 1kg salmon were in Second Creek.

Port Lincoln Anglers Club

A group of 12 members fished the open event on Sunday, February 23, with boundaries extending from Louth Bay to Halls Bay.

Division Winners:

Veterans - Syd Calverley with 4 species + 3 fish for 215 points; Wayne Bockman with 8 fish for 40 pts.

Men - Nathan Paterson with 5 species + 4 fish for 270 pts; Damien Paterson with 2 species + 8 fish for 140 pts.

Ladies - Annette Brasington with 2 species + 4 fish for 120 pts; Heather Hampel with 2 species for 100 pts.

JuniorS - Riley Peters with 2 species + 12 fish for 160 points.

Next event will be the Dryland Casting on Sunday, March 1, meet at the Wangary Oval at 9am.