Fishing Report


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Wednesday 21st August 2019

A fairly quiet week on the fishing front this week the weather just hasn’t been kind enough for most. There are still fish out there and they are biting. Here’s what has been caught.


A few groups have fished Talia and Sheringa Beach for mixed sized Salmon between 1-4kg at both locations and we hear there is plenty of salmon at Talia.

Coffin Bay

There’s plenty of Salmon Trout in the bays we have been told but the Whiting have been hard to find with only a handful of legal fish caught, there is also a few Squid around to. Farm Beach is still very good for Whiting in the 30-36cm range, most grounds are good but have been told there a few bigger ones around Gallipoli and the fence line. Squid too can be found in good numbers at some areas.

Not much news from offshore but there looks like there will a few days coming up in the week where you can head out. Nannygai, Snapper, Blue Morwong and Sharks have all been biting out there so when the weather breaks it will be good for a fish. Salmon fishing has reported to be good at Gunyah, Almonta, and Convention Beach and also from the rocks at Coles Point. Salmon to 4kg have been reported.

Port Lincoln

Not a lot of news this week from Port Lincoln, there’s been some Squid from the jetties but not heaps just enough for a decent feed. Louth Bay jetty is better and has bigger Squid. There’s been some Whiting caught land based from the North Shore but mostly it’s hard going.

Boat fishers have been finding some Whiting in the bays but generally its hard going, there are Squid and there have been some decent catches but have been a bit patchy, down the Passage has been better when you’re able to get down there. Whiting have been caught from Carcase Rocks to Taylors Landing. Whiting have also been down at Thistle Island for those willing to go down that far, generally the fish are good ones.

Offshore it’s been hard going due to the weather but like Coffin Bay once we get some good weather there will be some good fishing. Salmon fishing in the National Park is good, there are good schools of Salmon all along the Sleaford Coast. When the weather is good the Salmon can be expected in close along that part of the coast.

Tumby Bay

From the jetty you can catch Tommies and Squid and most of the news from here which isn’t a lot has been from the Group where Whiting, Snook and Squid are in good numbers and it’s well worth a trip out there.

Port Neill and Arno Bay

Only heard from Port Neill where some good catches of Whiting and Squid have been taken.

The weather will warm up and footy and netball will soon be over for another season so in month or so there will be plenty to report on with more people hitting the water.

This weeks photos are courtesy of:

Archie Coote: Archie caught a nice Trevally caught land based yesterday, 40cm in the Proper.

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