Fishing Report


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Port Lincoln Fishing Report – Wednesday 16th September 2020

With the weather warming up and the days getting longer the fishing keeps getting better.

There are plenty of options and here’s what has been biting.


Salmon fishing has been best from Sheringa and Talia beaches but Locks Well and Mt Camel also have Salmon.  There are some fish to 4kg being reported. Gummy Sharks are the other option and some of the beaches further west have some big Bronze Whaler Sharks starting to show up. Venus bay has some Whiting and some decent catches have been reported.

Coffin Bay

In the bays Salmon Trout are still the main catch but Tommies and a few legal Whiting have been caught, there has also been a few decent Flathead caught by a few lucky fishers. Farm Beach is still very reliable for Whiting and many areas have been fishing well, most have been doing well here and you can also get a few Garfish, Flathead, Tommies and Gummy Sharks.

Offshore Nannygai and Blue Morwong were the only fish reported out from Point Sir Isaacs, if you get some good days it would be well worth heading out for a deep water fish.  Salmon fishers are finding plenty of Salmon and most fishable days have been at Gunyah Beach and there are some decent fish there up to 4kg and they have been in close enough to target on light gear. Greenly beach and Convention beach also have Salmon.

Port Lincoln

Small to medium size Squid are fairly common from the jetties around town late in the day and early in the morning.  Small 2.5 White and Black Jigs have been the best to use. The North Shore has some decent King George Whiting late in the day for shore fishers and also boat fishers where there is also some Squid and Snook being caught on trolled lures.

Elsewhere in the bays there hasn’t been much news but there are some Squid and Snook around in a few areas.  Whiting are around Carcase, McLarens and Taylors and there have been some decent catches but only fishers in the know have really done well. At Thistle Island it’s much better for Whiting and also Squid.

Offshore Nannygai have been caught on most decent bottom and also some Gummy Sharks.  Salmon fishing has been pretty good in the National Park with Wanna being a fairly good area over the weekend for decent sized Salmon to 3kg.

Tumby Bay

The jetty is good for Squid but there have been some good Tommies catches at night by visiting Adelaide fishers. Whiting reports in shore were a bit patchy but there are some patches around if you can find them, around Bolingbroke is the best area to look.

At the Group the fishing has been good again for Whiting and most areas have fish. Squid, Snook and Trevally have also been caught.

Port Neill and Arno Bay

Port Neill jetty has Squid, Snook, Garfish and Tommies and decent catches have been taken there. Boat fishers have been finding some very good Whiting, Snook and Squid from both areas.

This week’s photos are courtesy of:

Jake McLeod: Some decent Salmon caught and released at the Lincoln National Park on the weekend on the Nomad Streaker 40g amd 60g lures.

Archie Coote: The Flathead are starting to slow down but there are still a few being caught on the weekend.

Leigh & Blake: A session on the Yellowfin Whiting saw 20 fish caught between 2 of them which was plenty for their families and left them biting which is what we want to see to ensure the EP has fish for the future!

It looks like more rain and wind is on the way over the next week but the good thing is all the new stock is starting to arrive in store, come and check out some of the new gear including the Berkley Soft Plastic and the DAIWA Bait Junkie Plastics – these are both going to be awesome to flick around on the EP!

TW Port Lincoln Team