Fishing Report


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Wednesday 18th July 2019

There a few good days each week where some good fishing has been done. Most reports we are getting through the shop are generally pretty good with all the normal winter fish firing. Here’s what has been happening.


The beaches are firing at the moment when the conditions are good there’s good sized Salmon. The best Salmon weighed in at Elliston for the Salmon comp so far has weighed just under 5kg so there’s some good fish around.

Sheringa, Locks Well and Talia have been the best locations. At Sheringa there’s been Flathead from the first beach and Bronze Whaler Sharks to 5ft have been chasing Salmon from the other beaches. There’s also been reports of Whiting from around Waldegrove Island and some big Snook.

Coffin Bay

In the bays it has mainly Salmon Trout and Tommies. There are a few Whiting around mainly in the channel and there are a few Squid around too. Once you get out around Farm Beach the fishing is pretty good. Most areas are going well with Whiting and there have been boat quota’s reported as done and dusted in an hour. Squid, Tommies and Snook are there to and there are a few Gummy Sharks.

 Offshore there really hasn’t been many reports but the weather just hasn’t been good enough to have a decent crack at some offshore fish. However when the weather is good Nannygai, Blue Morwong and the odd Snapper can be expected out from Point Sir Isaac’s. Salmon fishers are getting some good Salmon from Gunyah, Almonta, Greenly and Convention Beaches when the wind and swell are down. Fish to 4kg can be expected.

Flathead can be caught in the National Park from Seven Mile Beach right up to Point Sir Isaac’s and on the other side at Frenchman’s and also at Point Drummond. Soft plastics and small hard bodied lures go well.

Port Lincoln

It’s much quieter in the bays now with only reports of small Squid from the jetties and some Flathead from the North Shore. There’s a few Whiting getting caught not many and most are being caught from the North Shore. Boston, Louth and Rabbit Islands are reported to be good for Squid.

The best Whiting catches are coming from Carcase Rocks right down to Memory Cove and Red Mullet can be in big numbers on some grounds. Squid and Snook are also there and most are of good size. Offshore is the same as Coffin Bay there hasn’t been much happening due to the weather but you can expect Nannygai, Blue Morwong, Snapper and Sharks.

Salmon fishing has been good in the National Park there’s been lots of Salmon schools sighted and when they are in close the action has been awesome and fish to 4kg are there to be caught. The Wanna end has been good at Wreck Beach and the Salmon Hole has been good.

Tumby Bay

The jetty is fairly reliable for Squid and some decent Tommies at night. Inshore there’s Squid and also a few Whiting. The Group is going pretty well for Whiting and most are good sized fish, Squid are there in good numbers and there’s Snook as well.

Port Neill and Arno Bay

Both areas have Whiting, Snook and Squid for boat fishers to some degree. There are patches of really good Whiting if you know where to look. The jetties have Squid mostly.         

This week’s photo is courtesy of:

Aidan Coulson: A decent size Gummy Shark caught at Wedge Island on the weekend.

Some nice Salmon from the Salmon Hole on a recent trip to the National Park.

Tomorrow looks like the pick of the day to get out fishing and then the wind picks up with Wednesday being the next best day to hit the water. There are however plenty of great secluded spots that you catch hit, drop in store and check them out with our staff and we can give you some pointers if you are stuck for somewhere to go!

TW Port Lincoln Team