Gone fishing - just chilling

Good catch: John Hennessy is pictured with a flathead he caught recently. Photo: Supplied

Good catch: John Hennessy is pictured with a flathead he caught recently. Photo: Supplied

Discover what has been biting, and where, across the Eyre Peninsula and West Coast.

Coffin Bay 

Big garfish, and salmon trout were caught in excellent numbers from Coles Point. Greenly Beach has been producing salmon in excess of 70cm at times.

Inside Coffins produced good numbers of salmon trout, just legal King George whiting, and good numbers of garfish. Similar reports came from the Dutton Bay area.

Gunyah Beach had been producing some decent salmon, with some cracker fishing being caught on metal slugs.

Port Lincoln 

The North Shore is producing some smaller squid, good garfish, and the odd whiting during afternoon sessions.

The marina has been producing King George whiting up to 40cm and the jetty and wharf has seen King George whiting for persistent anglers.

Squid were thick from the main jetty, both at night and during day sessions.

Boaties reported King George whiting from Spalding, monument, and Grantham with fish size generally in excess of 35cm.

Boaties fishing inside Proper Bay reported some good catches of King George whiting but stated that they generally had to be worked for, moving between multiple drops and using a decent burley trail. Boaties also reported some good schools of salmon trout around Grantham Island.

Land based anglers fishing Murrays Point managed to bag a few Kking George whiting, garfish, and the odd snook.

Salmon Hole had reports of salmon trout, and some big tommies. Kingfish have returned in reasonable numbers, being caught from the jetty, wharf, and marina. Fish size is averaging from 60cm to some being in excess of one metre.

Fish were caught on a range of baits and lures including live baits, and soft plastic baitfish imitations.

North Shields beach continues its run of yellowfin whiting, with some decent fish being caught during the past week.

Tumby Bay

Garfish were a popular target, biting in good numbers from the jetty, and boaties fishing around the bay.

Big squid were a popular target for anglers fishing the jetty at night.

The Group remains a reliable location for big whiting.

Gone Fishing 

This Sunday, October 18, is National Gone Fishing Day.

To celebrate, State Minister for Primary Industries David Basham is urging people to pick up their rods, visit their favourite fishing spot and throw in a line.