Port Lincoln Fishing Report

Port Lincoln Fishing Report  13 September 2018    

The days are starting to get a bit warmer and the wind has been OK for a few days this week. The result has been plenty of anglers getting out and about and catching a feed. Don’t forget to enter our phot competition and get your catch photo to admin@spotonportlincoln.com.au

Now for what was biting and where

West Coast

Most beaches are holding some big salmon. Some schools are big, some are small, but the consistent thing is that they are usually within casting distance with a metal slug or a 4oz sinker. Venus & Streaky bay have been good for King George Whiting, squid and some good sized Silver Trevally.

Coffin Bay

Farm & Gallipoli beaches have been good for King George Whiting to 32cm in close and up to 40cm in deeper water. Silver Trevally up to 2kg are also in the area and are a great bycatch. Inside Coffins, there are some bait schools and birds working, so that should mean Salmon Trout and maybe a few Kingfish have arrived. Offshore has seen Snapper to 70cm, Blue Morwong, Nannygai, Silver Trevally and a few Samsonfish have been caught on bait and jigs.

Port Lincoln

North Shields continues to hold a good school of Yellowfin Whiting in front of the caravan park and there are plenty of Squid and King George Whiting in the area.

For King George Whiting, try the cork weed beds anywhere between September Beach and Taylors Island. Fat fish to 45cm have been caught around the high tide or after dusk. Inside Spalding cove and around the monument area has also been producing Whiting to 40cm.

Yellowfin Whiting have been caught in good numbers around the Limani Hotel and Stenross area on clickers. Most other baits won’t produce a fish, but clickers should get you a good feed. Tulka has seen a good run of Yelloweye Mullet to 40cm.

Port Neill/Arno Bay

King George Whiting have been good in close to Arno. Port Neill jetty has been producing some squid around the high tide and dusk

Tumby Bay
King George Whiting have been hard to find around Tumby. Head out to the Group to find some nice Whiting to 40cm. Cockles and squid have been the best choice for bait. Tumby jetty has produced some squid after dark.


Yellowfin Whiting to 35cm have been caught on lures when the wind has allowed, otherwise seaweed worms, clickers and prawn has been the best bait options.

12 members attended the outing to Frenchman on Sunday 9th September.

Overall winner of the day was Trevor Prow.

Division Winners:


1/. Syd Calverley with 3 species + 1 fish for 155 points

2/. Wayne Paterson with 2 species + 5 fish for 125 points


1/. Trevor Prow with 5 species + 2 fish for 260 points

2/. John peters with 5 species for 250 points


1/. Donna peters with 3 species + 5 fish for 175 points

2/. Annette Brasington beat Heather Hampel by bag weight with both ladies catching 2 species + 3 fish for 115 points


1/. Riley Peters with 4 species + 4 fish for 220 points

Heaviest fish of the day was a 960 gm Leatherjacket caught by Trevor Prow.

Next event will be a sportfishing event on Sunday 23rd September meeting at the clubrooms at 11 am.

For great service and advice, see the team at Spot On Fishing and Outdoors, 39 Tasman Terrace, Pt Lincoln SA 08 8683 0021

For great service and advice, see the team at Spot On Fishing Tackle and Outdoors Port Lincoln 

08 8683 0021