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Wednesday 13th February 2019
It hasn’t been the best of weather over the last week but there has been some opportunities for a fish and very good catches have been reported. Here’s what has been biting.
Far West
There’s been some good reports of Mulloway being caught from beaches West of Ceduna with fish to over 50lbs being caught. There’s Sharks, Salmon and the odd Snapper. It’s still very worthwhile heading up there for a fish.

Offshore the main reports are Tuna and Nannygai, both are in good numbers and the size of fish are pretty good. Salmon schools have been sighted at Locks Well but they are mostly out of casting range. Salmon have been caught at Sheringa, the rocks at Talia and Mt Camel.

Coffin Bay
There is Salmon Trout, Tommies, Garfish, Snook and a few Whiting in around the bays at Coffin’s with Salmon Trout being in the biggest numbers. Land based and boat fishers will do well.

Farm beach has Whiting in good numbers with most areas going well. Garfish to are not too hard to find with a bit of berley thrown in the water.

Offshore is where all the action is, with Tuna in very good numbers in many areas. There’s some good Kingfish around the Island’s taking jigs and live baits and Samson fish can found on the many lumps in the area. Bottom fishers are going well for Nannygai, Blue Morwong, Sharks and the odd Snapper. Baits and small jigs are working well for them with the Storm Koika jigs proving very effective.

Salmon fishers are catching a few Salmon from Almonta and Gunyah beach, there’s not heaps there and if you’re lucky you might have some dolphins or seals herd up a school of Salmon for you close to shore.

Port Lincoln
Crab numbers have been steadily getting better now with some consistent reports coming from the Proper and in front of the Limani. Only take what you need and most of the Crabs are very good sized ones. You might even get a few from the Town jetty or North Shields jetty.

Other catches from the shore are Garfish along the North Shore and also Yellow Fin Whiting which are going well on surface lures. Most shallower beaches north Of Port Lincoln are fishing really well for them and surface lures are going really well for the fishers that know how to use them properly. If you need advice come into the shop and we can show you how to use the lures to ensure you catching the Whiting.

Off the jetties Squid are the most reported species but there’s Garfish, Salmon Trout,Tommies, Snook and a few Whiting. Out in bays the fishing is picking up for Whiting with better catches being reported in the Proper, Murrays Point area, Spalding Cove and Boston Island, the bigger afternoon tides are making a difference. Garfish, Snook and Squid are other fish worth chasing that aren’t too hard to find. There’s also been some big Kingfish sighted around the bays chasing up hooked fish and Squid.

Thistle Island has some nice Whiting along with Memory Cove and most are good ones. Offshore, Tuna have been at Thistle Island, Low Rocks, Neptunes, Cabbage Patch and Liggy Island. Some of those area’s you can also pick up some Kingfish and some to 15kg have been caught recently. Nannygai and Blue Morwong are also there for the bottom fishers.

Tumby Bay
The Yellowfin Whiting have been going really well this week and have been for some time now, spots like Ski Beach and Second Creek have been mentioned a lot recently but there’s plenty of other beaches fishing well for these fish. If your using bait seaweed worms are worth trying and also nippers which the Whiting can’t resist but surface lures as talked about previously are taking many fish in this area.

Squid have been going well from some rock areas and also the town jetty. For boaties we haven’t had much news from the Group but there would be some good fishing out there, most reports are from closer into shore where you find some Garfish, Snook, Whiting and Squid.

Port Neill/Arno Bay
Not much news from this area other than from the beaches where Yellowfin Whiting are in good numbers and there’s a few Flathead as well.

Stacks of Crabs here and you won’t have a problem getting a feed. There’s been a few Snapper there outside the Harbour. Squid, Whiting, Garfish and Snook can also be found there. All up we have been told it is very good here.

This week’s photos are courtesy of:

Noah Hanson: A great day out with Dad saw some nice pan size Snapper caught. Noah purchased his new rod from us and is very happy with the catches he got on it. Some great pump & wind for a little fella!

Aidan Coulson & Jasper Panizzolo: A great day out on the water during the holidays, with some nice fish caught.

Gabriel Treagus: Some land based fishing with Dad saw a Yellowfin Whiting take the bait!

Karl Elliott: Bronze Whaler caught further up the coast & a Salmon unfortunately chased by a predator and landed the head!

The weather is still all over the place with a few days in the next week where you will have an opportunity to get out. Let’s hope the weather settles down and we can all get out for a decent fish!

TW Port Lincoln Team