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Wednesday 29th November 2018
It’s almost summer and with only days to go it’s been more like winter which is very unusual but it happens. Due to weather there hasn’t been too much boat action at all but there has been a few breaks and there has been some reports coming in from most of the EP. Here’s what has happened.
Mulloway continue to be caught from beaches west of Ceduna. There has been some monsters caught to 80lbs or more which happens this time of year but most are smaller from legal to 50lb.
There’s Salmon, Sharks and Snapper from the beaches which need to be released. Tuna have been reported again from this area and now there are reports of Tuna this week right down to Victor Harbour so you could probably say most good areas should be holding tuna now right along the West Coast.
No reports this week.
There’s all the usual fish in the bays like Tommies, Salmon Trout, Garfish, Whiting and Snook both land based and by boat which are reasonably easy to catch. Farm Beach has the usual Whiting in good numbers in most spots and more Gummy Sharks have been reported being hooked on Whiting lines. There’s Garfish, Tommies, Salmon Trout a few Squid and the odd Flathead being caught in the area too. Offshore there has been Tuna caught around some of the islands and also a few Kingfish.
Nannygai have been consistent and you might also get some Sharks and Blue Morwong. Off the beaches there hasn’t been many reports for Salmon but all beaches are worth having a go when the weather fines up.
The jetties have Squid mostly late afternoons and early mornings. At night there are quite a few Snook hanging around and aren’t all that hard to catch. Kingfish up to 1 metre have also been seen at some of the jetties and also in the marina. Most are in the 60-70cm range. There are few Yellowfin Whiting being caught up around North Shields and most of these have been caught on surface lures.
In the bay Kingfish have been sighted and one school was estimated to have fish in the 10-15kg range and couldn’t be tempted to take any baits or lures. The smaller 60-70cm fish have been also reported from many locations and these have been biting if you find some of them.
Whiting have been around but you will need to move around and size of the fish can vary from well under the legal size to well over 40cm. Garfish have been in the Proper and also along the North Shore. Squid are widespread and also Snook. Further down the coast there hasn’t been too many reports due to weather conditions but this week see’s better weather so there should be some news from further down the coast and there now should be some regular Tuna reports from offshore, fingers crossed.
Really only land based reports form this area where the jetty has a mixture of Tommies, Garfish, Squid, Snook and there are still some Kingfish roaming around the jetty. Yellowfin Whiting have been caught from beaches in the area as well.
Port Neill/Arno Bay
Likewise with Tumby really only land based reports of Yellowfin Whiting which numbers have picked up along the coast and many beaches have schools of fish on them. You just need some calmer weather and that’s coming. Rock fishers have also spotted Kingfish cruising along rock ledges and most are smaller fish but there has been bigger over to 1 metre seen. Off the jetties Squid, Snook and Garfish are the main targets and both jetties have some.
Further up the coast Port Augusta and Whyalla has had a good run of big Kingfish for some time now and that is still going on now. There has been some monsters being hooked and really giving those hooking them a real work out, if you want travel a bit further up the coast this is a good option while the fishing is hot up there.
This week’s photos are courtesy of:
Paul Elliott: A nice big Squid caught out of Venus Bay by Paul and Jyah.
With the weather still up and down there are only a couple of good days out of the seven at the moment….lets hope it can only improve!
TW Port Lincoln Team