Good spots for whiting

CAUGHT: John Harvey with a kingfish caught during a recent fishing trip with GT Fishing Charters. Photo: GT Fishing Charters
CAUGHT: John Harvey with a kingfish caught during a recent fishing trip with GT Fishing Charters. Photo: GT Fishing Charters

Here's what was biting and where.


The Far West Coast has been producing plenty of good fish for most groups. Yalata, Tuckamore and the Dog Fence has seen mulloway between 65 and 120 centimetres landed.

Most anglers are managing a fish or two, and there are also plenty of big salmon and gummy sharks.

Venus Bay and Streaky Bay were good for King George whiting, salmon trout and squid, while offshore from Ceduna and Elliston were a few reports of small tuna being caught.


King George whiting are still firing along the ledge and around town for land-based anglers. Goolwa cockles and squid baits have been the best performers.

Boaties are doing well on King George whiting, gummy sharks, salmon trout and a few garfish inside the bays, with a few kingfish still landed on live baits and big lures.

Offshore fishing is improving, with nannygai being caught on most reefs. There are also school and gummy sharks, samsonfish, kingfish and plenty of silver trevally.

Snapper are also in the area, so if you start catching a few, it is best to move to another area to avoid them. There have been a few reports of very small tuna out from Sir Isaacs and a few other locations.

Farm Beach was good for King George whiting, squid, tommies and garfish around the sticks and in deep water closer to Sir Isaacs.

Frenchmans and Coles Point have also produced a few nice-sized King George whiting in less than 10 metres of water.

Salmon to three kilograms have been reported along Gunyah Beach, with salted pilchards or metal lures the best options.


King George whiting continue to improve for land-based anglers. The town jetty, wharf area, Stenross and North Shields jetty have all produced a few fish to 40cm.

Goolwa cockle or squid have been the best baits, with local prawns a close third. Squid and some large tommies have also been caught from the same locations to provide anglers with a great mixed bag.

For boaties, there are plenty of options for King George whiting. Louth, North Shields, Proper Bay and Boston Bay have all produced plenty of good fish in the 35-40cm range.

Squid, tommies, garfish, snook and silver trevally are also being caught in the same areas.

The offshore scene has not had much pressure on it lately, but there have been a few reports of nannygai, silver trevally and a few gummy sharks at the bottom end of the passage.

Sleaford to Wanna has seen some big schools of salmon to 4kg close to the beach. Wreck Beach to Millers has been where the most reports have come from.


The town jetty has seen some good squid, salmon trout, tommies and a few garfish caught mostly late in the day. The marina has plenty of salmon trout and a few silver trevally in the channel.

Out in the bay, squid, King George whiting, garfish, snook and tommies have been caught by boaties using cockles with some berley.

The Group has seen King George whiting to 50cm caught on squid and cockles in deeper water around the high tide mark, with big silver trevally, squid, snook and salmon also in the area.


Squid, tommies, salmon trout and a few King George whiting were reported around the jetties and by boaties in 2-6 metres of water.


Yellowfin whiting, tommies, garfish and squid have been reported inside the harbour.