Good fishing possible in all areas

NANNY: Emma Carnaby with a big nannygai that she caught on board with GT Fishing Charters. Photo: GT Fishing Charters
NANNY: Emma Carnaby with a big nannygai that she caught on board with GT Fishing Charters. Photo: GT Fishing Charters

Here's what was biting and where.


Good numbers of mulloway continue to be caught along the Far West Coast.

Fish up to 160 centimetres have been caught this week, with most being in the 80-100cm range.

There are also plenty of gummy sharks, big snapper (remember to release immediately), and some tailor in between the bays, with Yalata and the fenceline the best areas to head.

Venus and Streaky bays have seen good bags of King George whiting, garfish, silver trevally and snook caught by boaties, with the jetties mostly producing salmon trout, tommies and squid.


King George whiting have been caught in reasonable numbers along the ledge and in most of the bay on Goolwa cockles with a berley bucket full of berley on the bottom.

There are lots of salmon trout and snook around the jetty, Goat Island and most of the deeper areas inside the bay. Gummy sharks are still being caught in good numbers by most anglers fishing salmon or squid baits.

Farm Beach has seen King George whiting to 40cm landed in most depths on cockle or squid baits. Once again, tide flow and a good berley are a must for success.

There are also lots of good squid, garfish and tommies in the area.

Not many reports from offshore this week due to the wind, but there are plenty of good-sized nannygai, blue morwong, school and gummy sharks, samsonfish, sweep, silver trevally and other species on most reefs.

One consistent area has been Krause Rock for big nannygai and large salmon.

The small tuna that were around a few weeks ago seem to have hidden somewhere and water temperatures are not rising yet.

Almonta/Gunyah beach has seen plenty of big salmon caught on lures and brine pilchards.


Despite the 'maintenance' going on to the rings, the town jetty is still fishing well for King George whiting to 40cm, tommies and squid. Watch out for the ropes and concrete blocks when casting.

The wharf area has seen plenty of King George whiting to 45cm, squid, tommies, salmon, garfish and other species caught.

We have heard of a few reports where small tuna have been seen and even chasing lures, so keep your eyes open!

The rest of Boston Bay and Proper Bay have also been producing a good variety of fish for both land-based and boat anglers.

King George whiting to 45cm, squid, snook, silver trevally, garfish and salmon have been caught this week.

The best areas for the squid and whiting have been Louth Bay, North Shore and around the Monument to Horse Rock. Goolwa cockles and local prawns have been the gun baits.

Outside of the bays, good numbers of King George whiting have been caught around McLarens and Thistle Island.


The marina channel has been fishing well for salmon trout, tommies, silver trevally and a few King George whiting.

From the jetty and out in the bay, there has been some good-sized squid, tommies, salmon trout, snook, garfish and a few King George whiting.

The Group is still producing King George whiting to 50cm, big squid, a few blue morwong, big snook, garfish and silver trevally.


The jetties have been firing for squid, tommies, garfish and snook.


Boaties have reported good-sized squid, garfish, salmon trout and tommies.