Squid numbers and size improving

Here is what was biting and where across Eyre Peninsula.

West Coast

A few gummy sharks and salmon are coming in from the beaches along the coast, including Greenly Beach and up to Streaky Bay.

Coffin Bay

King George whiting have been caught at Farm Beach grounds, as well as the Frenchman and up to Sir Isaac's.

There have been reports of salmon trout, whiting and flathead coming from Mount Dutton Bay and Coffin Bay, and along the Coffin Bay National Park.

Port Lincoln

Squid have improved in both numbers and size, with some tubes measuring 40 centimetres.

Boaties have been drifting along the north shore and Boston Island, while land-based options include all jetties, boat ramp breakwaters, Snapper Rocks, Snooks Landing and the main wharf.

The best squid jigs have been 'Yamashita OH Live' and Shimano Flashboost'.

Whiting reports have been coming in from Thistle Island, Taylor's the Lumps, Carcass Rock, the Stenross Breakwater and Proper Bay, with the best time being at dusk.

Anglers flicking lures from the shore around Port Lincoln and the national park are scoring flathead which have been averaging 40cm to 65cm, as well as snook and salmon to around one kilogram.

Tumby Bay

The Sir Joseph Banks Group has had whiting, squid and big snook.

A few flathead have hit soft plastic on beaches around Tumby Bay, and there is squid to be found off the jetty.


There were reports that yellowfin and King George whiting were caught in Franklin Harbour.