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Port Lincoln Fishing Report – Thursday 9th July 2020


Port Lincoln Fishing Report – Thursday 9th July 2020

The weather has turned it on recently with plenty of good catches over the last week. Salmon, Whiting, Squid and Gummy Sharks are still around in good numbers from a lot of areas.

Here’s what has been caught over the last week.


Salmon have been firing from all beaches between Sheringa and Mt Camel. If the conditions are good there won’t be any problems hooking into some Salmon. Baits have proved popular this week but if a school is present lures are more effective. Talia Rocks have had Salmon to 4.5kg. Gummy Sharks and School Sharks can also be caught if your after something different but mostly at night. The jetty offers big Tommies, Squid and Flathead can be caught at Walkers Rocks.

Coffin Bay

The bays mostly have Salmon Trout and Tommies and Whiting are harder to find now. Squid are starting to appear a bit more frequently. Gummy Sharks can be found from many areas in the bays but some of the deeper water in Dutton Bay has produced a few Gummies.

Farm Beach has plenty of Whiting from many areas and some decent sized fish have been caught in the deeper water grounds where Gummy Sharks are also there taking Whiting rigs. There are also some Flathead, a few Garfish, Tommies, Snook and also some Squid. Offshore there are Nannygai, Blue Morwong and Sharks out from Point Sir Isaacs and also out from Coles Point where some big Gummy Sharks have been caught. Land based fishers have caught Whiting from the rocks at Frenchman’s  and some Flathead at Gallipoli Beach and Coles Point. Salmon fishers are getting some good Salmon from Gunyah Beach and Convention Beaches. Greenly Beach also has Salmon, lures are popular with the Arma Twist being very popular and Salmon can be up to 4kg.

Port Lincoln

Squid from the town jetty and North Shields jetty are in good numbers late in the day and into the night. The Caravan Park jetty is also very good for the tourist staying at the park and the odd Whiting can also be expected.

Land based Whiting news came from Tulka mostly this week where you can expect a few fish from the rocks. Boat fishers are still finding enough fish in the Proper, Spalding Cove, and also along the North Shore. Squid are fairly easy to find and widespread around the bays. Whiting have again been reported in good numbers at Carcase Rocks, Taylors and Thistle Island, Squid are also in these areas.

 Further down the coast Nannygai, Blue Morwong, Gummy Sharks and also in some areas there are large numbers of rugger Snapper getting around. All Snapper need to be released and in the deep water a release weight will help get the fish down and hopefully survive.

Salmon fishing in the park has been excellent. Right along the Sleaford coast line Salmon can turn up in big schools and fish to 4.5kg have been reported here over the weekend. Lures have been very effective. Big Tommies can be caught from areas with Millers Hole being good for big Tommies.

Tumby Bay

The jetty has Squid mostly but there are also Tommies, Snook and Whiting. Boat fishers are finding Suid, Snook and Whiting mostly in close to the shore and also out the Group where the fishing is a bit better.

Port Neill and Arno Bay

The jetties can produce Squid, Garfish, Tommies and Snook. Decent catches can be hard if you put in the time and fish later in the day. Boat fishers are mostly having good catches of Whiting, Snook and Squid at both areas. Garfish can still be caught at Port Neill.

This weeks photos are courtesy of:

Zac Kemp: Plenty of schoolies & Gummy Sharks around at the moment plus a nice Flathead on Sunday for Zac.

A couple of rough days coming up and early into the week is looking to goods to get out in the boat. With plenty of land based fishing around at the moment there are plenty of great options and plenty of people are out targeting Salmon, a great choice with the kids during the school holidays.

TW Port Lincoln Team