Good-sized squid plentiful

Here's what was biting and where.


Gummy sharks are coming from the far west beaches along with a few salmon. A couple of undersize mulloway have been reported.

Streaky and Venus bays have been good for squid, King George whiting, salmon trout, garfish, snook and silver trevally.


King George whiting reports have been mostly about undersized or just size fish throughout the bay. There are still plenty of salmon trout and garfish for those looking to catch a feed inside the bay.

Farm Beach is still the place to go for King George whiting. In close, just over the weed line and out to the sticks has been consistent for fish to 42cm on cockles.

There are also plenty of good sized squid, garfish, and a few snook after dark. Out wide, when conditions allow, the fishing has been excellent. Good numbers of nannygai, blue morwong, school and gummy sharks and a few samson fish.

Gunyah Beach has produced salmon to 71cm this week on salted pilchards.


Reports of King George whiting from around North Shields, parts of Proper Bay, Spalding Cove, Taylors and Thistle Island. Squid or cockle baits have worked best around high tides.

Squid have been good in numerous areas, the best spots have been the town jetty, wharf area, Snooks Landing and Snapper Rock.

Small jigs with rattles worked hard were effective in shallow water around jetties and rocks. Coming in to the dodge tide, squidding after dark will be most effective time to chase these tasty cephalopods.

Garfish were caught around Billy Lights, Snooks Landing and Stenross land based as well as other secret locations. Tommies are starting to come back. Try around the wharf, Billy Lights, Murray's Point and further down into Proper Bay.

Out wide, the fishing reports have been few and far between. There have been a few nannygai, gummy sharks and blue morwong caught on the bigger lumps on jigs and squid head baits.

Louth Island has held schools of salmon to 2kg during the day. Pilchards or trolled metal slugs have been effective. Sleaford to Wanna had some schools of salmon to 4kg being caught on metal lures or salted pilchards.


King George whiting to 40cm have been caught in the bay and out at the Group on squid or cockle baits. There are also some big squid, plenty of snook and some silver trevally to 6lbs out around the Islands.

From the jetty and Marina Channel, salmon trout and silver trevally have been caught.


Squid, tommies and salmon trout were caught from jetties. King George whiting were caught in close to shore on cockles and prawns.


Yellowfin whiting and big schools of mullet have been reported in the harbour.