You can’t complain about the weather at the moment just that it would be good if the weekend was the same. If you’re lucky enough to get out the fishing is good and here are the places to go.
Not too many reports from here but there has been some good fishing offshore. Nannygai, Snapper, Blue Morwong and some Samson fish have been caught in recent weeks and most fish are good sized ones. Salmon news has been fairly quiet but we are sure there would be some good Salmon fishing up that way. Locks Well would be a good spot to start.
The crowds are gone from here and the fish have moved in, catches of Whiting are pretty good and fish have been reported from shore based locations up to 38cm within the bays. Other fish there are Salmon Trout and Tommies and there should be some Flathead lurking around to. Other areas worth trying are areas like Frenchman’s and Coles Point, there’s been Whiting, Tommies, Mullet, Flathead and a few Salmon caught from the shore.
Farm beach has some really good Whiting fishing. Most fishers are catching quota’s no worries it just depends how long it takes, sometimes it’s all done and dusted within an hour or two. Squid, Snook and Gummy Sharks also getting around there and can be caught. Offshore not much news has come in even with good conditions but you would expect all the reef fish Nannygai, Snapper, Blue Morwong and Sharks to be out and about. Salmon have been caught from most beaches in the area Gunyah, Greenly, Convention and Point Drummond all have Salmon to some degree and anywhere from 2-4kg can be expected.
Land based fishing is pretty good with Yellowfin Whiting between the town jetty and the Limani being caught, you will need sea weed worms or clickers for the best results. King George Whiting can be caught from along the North Shore right down to Tulka in certain areas with mixed size fish. Make sure you do have something to measure your fish as there are some small ones amongst the bigger fish.
Squid are everywhere if you find some deeper water off of the rocks between North Shields and Tulka Squid are most likely there and with the afternoon big tides they will come in really close. Flathead too can be found from North Shields right down and into the National Park with some good ones caught in the last few weeks, most are caught by lure fishers using either soft plastics or sinking stick bait lures.
Boat fishing news from the bays is mainly Squid which are everywhere from the North Shore and also the Proper Bay are best. Whiting are in the same areas too and Salmon can be found around the Ship Yard, Billy Lights and Boston Island. Further down the coast Whiting have been reported at McLarens, Taylors and Thistle Islands. Some of spots are hit and miss but the fish are generally really good ones, there’s plenty of big Squid down there too.
Offshore not too many reports but Tuna did make an appearance at Ligueana Island and there were quite a few caught, mostly small ones well under 10kg. Nannygai were caught south of Williams Island. Salmon news is consistent from the National Park in the Wanna to Millers Hole area with fish to around 3kg fairly common.
Squid are very reliable from the jetty and some Snook at night. Flathead have been caught from the beaches mostly south of Tumby and there’s some big fish there. Boat fishers don’t have to go too far from Tumby there’s some good fishing in the bay with Whiting and squid in good numbers. Bolingbroke is good to for Squid and Whiting and the Group is starting to fish a bit better, there’s been some good sized Whiting caught out there.
Port Neill and Arno Bay
The jetties are good for Squid mostly but you will also find a few Garfish, Tommies and Snook. Flathead can be caught from beaches in the area and also some small Salmon. Boat fishers are catching some nice Whiting at Arno with Squid and Snook good as well in that whole region. Snapper can be found at some of the inshore reef areas just get a good berley trail going. Out wide mainly at Arno there are some bigger Snapper if you are heading right out.