Range of catches across West Coast, EP

Hooked: Matthew Pope is pictured with a blue morwong he caught on a recent fishing charter. Photo - GT Fishing Charters
Hooked: Matthew Pope is pictured with a blue morwong he caught on a recent fishing charter. Photo - GT Fishing Charters

The weather seems to be warming up a bit, and the rain is mostly welcome.

For the anglers that have headed out for a fish, most days have been productive this week.

Here's what was biting and where.

West Coast 

Some good sized squid have been caught from Venus Bay Jetty this week.

There are also some tommies and salmon trout and boaties managed a few legal sized King George whiting on squid baits.

Most beaches from Gallipoli to Ceduna are holding salmon. Lures or salted pilchards have been the most productive when the swell is down.

Coffin Bay 

King George whiting have been caught land based and by boaties from Farm Beach.

Inside the bay they are starting to show up, but the salmon trout are making it hard to catch anything but them.

Offshore there have been some nice mixed bags of nannygai, blue morwong and gummy sharks around the reefs.

Port Lincoln 

King George whiting look like they are starting to appear in more areas. September Beach, Taylors Landing and Carcase Rocks have all produced fish to 42cm this week.

Other areas to try are the Sandhills and Louth while Proper Bay still seems to be very quiet.

The town jetty has produced some whiting to 37cm, tommies, squid and snook after dark.

Squid have been tougher this week with the dodge tides, but they are around in good numbers. Try North Shields, Louth Bay, Porter Bay and the top end of Proper Bay.

Small jigs in size 2.5 and 3.0 have been performing the best.

Yellowfin whiting are still around North Shields in decent numbers with worms and clickers being the best bait.

Tumby Bay

The Group has produced some good numbers of King George whiting to 45cm.

Most fish are in the deep water, but a few bigger fish have been landed in the shallows around the islands late in the afternoon. There are plenty of squid and salmon to 3kg being caught around the islands as well.

The Tumby Jetty has produced a few squid, tommies and salmon trout. Generally, later in the afternoon has fished best.

Port Neill/Arno Bay

No reports this week.


The Yellowfin whiting seem to have moved out of the harbour and are now in the Lucky Bay area.

For boaties, there were a few legal sized King George whiting and some good squid landed outside the harbour late in the afternoon.