Diverse range of fish available

Christopher Tierney with a nice squid caught out from Tumby Bay

Christopher Tierney with a nice squid caught out from Tumby Bay

The big news in fishing this week is the resignation of State Primary Industries Minister Whetstone. With all of the changes that he has introduced, it will be interesting to see what his replacement does.

Here's what was biting and where:

West Coast 

Plenty of salmon along most of the coast. Fish to 4kg have been reported in schools close to most of the popular beaches.

Locks Well, Elliston and Talia have been consistently producing fish.

Inside the bays (Venus and Streaky), King George whiting have been difficult to say the least. Lots of berley has been the secret for those that actually caught some.

Flathead, trevally and salmon trout have been the better targets for those willing to change up tactics.

Offshore is still seeing good numbers of school and gummy sharks being caught, and for those fishing a bit deeper, nannygai and blue morwong have been around in good numbers.

Port Lincoln

King George whiting are still hard to find until late in the afternoon, 4pm seems to be about the time they turn on and start to eat.

Rug up if fishing from then, as the temperature starts to drop right off about then too!

Sleaford to Wanna has been excellent for salmon. Most fish are around the 2kg mark, but some have been 80cm+ around the Salmon Hole.

Most points around the national park have been producing whiting and squid late in the afternoon or early morning.

The Town Jetty, Stenross, Snapper Rocks and Billy Lights have all produced plenty of squid this week.

If you are in a boat, you don't have to travel too far to get a feed of squid. Small jigs in solid black or pink have been popular choices.

Yellowfin whiting have been caught between North Shields and Limani this week. Nippers, frozen bloodworms and SG prawns have all been successful baits.

Coffin Bay 

King George whiting inside the bay are still hard to find. Garfish, flathead, salmon trout and a few trevally have been more consistent. Around the town jetties there have been squid and tommies caught on cockles or squid baits.

Farm Beach is producing plenty of King George whiting to 37cm - late afternoon is the best time.

For those fishing a bigger bait, gummy sharks are still around in good numbers.

Offshore is seeing the usual catches for this time of the year. Nannygai, blue morwong and the odd shark are all being landed consistently.

Almonta and Gunyah have been producing some quality salmon to 75cm on lures and baits this week. If heading to Gunyah, lowering tyre pressures is a must on the soft sand.

Coles Point has been another consistent spot to land some big salmon.

Tumby Bay

King George whiting have been caught out at the group late in the day.

Mussel or pellet berley has been needed to keep the fish in a feeding mood. Depths from 2-10 metres have been producing fish, with the bigger models coming from the deeper water.

Tumby Jetty has produced squid most days this week. There has been one or two days where they were hard to get, even though anglers could see them around.

There are also a few salmon trout, tommies, trevally, garfish and flathead in the area.

Port Neill/Arno Bay

Not many reports this week from up around here. Just a few reports of squid, tommies and whiting from the jetties.


There are schools of yellowfin whiting inside the harbour taking all sorts of baits and lures. There have also been a few flathead and tommies. Outside the Harbour has produced some squid, salmon, and a few snapper, which were released.