Squid, whiting on the bite

Caught: Dave Day displays a gummy shark he managed to capture out on the water recently. Photo - supplied.

Caught: Dave Day displays a gummy shark he managed to capture out on the water recently. Photo - supplied.

Here's what was biting and where:

West Coast 

Gummy and school sharks were reported in decent numbers along the west coast beaches, along with some excellent salmon fishing.

Coffin Bay 

For anglers fishing inside Coffins King George Whiting had been on the quieter side, with many boaties missing out.

Farm Beach, however, produced some good numbers of fish.

Bight redfish, along with school and gummy sharks were reported coming from the Sir Isaac area.

If you plan on visiting the beached whale in the National Park, take something to block your nose.

The smell is getting very bad from what we have heard.

Port Lincoln 

Carcass Rock, Taylors Landing, Thistle Island, Spalding Cove and the North Shore have all had reasonable reports of King George whiting.

The biggest fish seemed to be coming from Carcass and Taylors, with reports up to 42cm.

Squid were also reported from all of these areas, in good numbers.

Salmon were in good schools throughout Boston and Proper bays, with some decent fish caught amongst them.

Tommies were also seem schooling up throughout Boston Bay, with the most common sighting being at the main wharf, and in front of Axel Stenross boat ramp.

The odd flathead was caught for persistent anglers casting natural coloured plastics along the north shore.

Squid have been plentiful along the North Shore, the town jetty and Billy Lights.

The Yamashita King George whiting pattern is still producing more squid than most other jigs.

Tumby Bay

The Tumby jetty had reports of big squid, and some fat salmon trout.

The Group fished well for King George whiting, with many fat double headers reported.

Port Neill/Arno Bay

Port Neill jetty has had some decent numbers of big squid being caught ate in the afternoon and into the night


Most reports from inside the harbour are still about Yellowfin whiting. Squid and King George whiting are being caught outside.

Anglers club

Don't forget the Port Lincoln Anglers Club will be holding its AGM on Tuesday, July 7 at 7.30pm at the Kemp Ave clubrooms. For information phone Heather Hampel on 8684 5085