Squid to be caught at Port Lincoln

BIG CATCH: Izzy Hannan display her recent catch of a gummy shark. Photo: Supplied
BIG CATCH: Izzy Hannan display her recent catch of a gummy shark. Photo: Supplied

Here's what was biting and where over the past week across Eyre Peninsula.

West Coast

Unfortunately, the Yalata Lands are closed to fishing and camping again. However, those who were able to have a fish before the closure managed to get a few mulloway from undersize to about 130 centimetres.

Beaches around Fowlers Bay, the Dog Fence and Tuckamore are now getting more fishing pressure with mixed results.

During the last decent run of weather there were salmon and tailor up to six kilograms being caught, plus mulloway between 80cm and 115cm, as well as bronze whaler sharks.

Coffin Bay

There has been an increase in snook numbers seen inside the bay.

Salmon trout and tommies are prevalent and those fishing by boat, the jetty or rocks are all getting a feed.

The odd kingfish is still being seen in the area.

Port Lincoln

The main wharf, plus town jetty, the rocks and boat ramp breakwaters have had lots of small to medium-sized squid caught, plus plenty of tommies, trevally, shitties, lots of baitfish and some King George whiting up to 40cm.

Squid were also caught in the marina.

Land-based fishing between Farm Beach and the Frenchman provided mixed bags of whiting, salmon trout, and trevally, in addition to the odd big kingfish that was seen.

Tumby Bay

The jetty at Tumby Bay had snook, tommies and squid being caught.

Sir Joseph Banks Group had catches of whiting, snook and trevally.

Port Neill/Arno Bay

Yellowfin whiting have been biting from the beaches in the region, while squid, tommies and snook were caught from the jetties and breakwater.


There has been blue crabs spotted at both Franklin Harbour and Lucky Bay.