Port Lincoln Fishing Report



It is starting to feel like winter is leaving. With that comes warmer days and lots of fishing(hopefully!) Now for what was biting and where:

West Coast

Venus bay had big Tommies, squid, and some decent reports of King George whiting from both boaties, and jetty anglers. Talia beach was reported to be on the quieter side, with anglers fishing the beach reporting that salmon were very slow going.

Coffin Bay

Land based anglers fishing the Ledge reported slow going this past week. Reports indicate that whether fishing day or night fish catches lacked, giving anglers a hard time. 

Farm Beach continues to provide the best numbers of King George Whiting with a few other species like Blue Morwong, Gummy sharks and flathead mixed in.

Port Lincoln

Boaties fishing the Passage reported King George Whiting being caught late in the afternoon, with most boats able to find fish. The odd blue morwong was also reported caught from some of the deeper drops.

North Shields continues its run of yellowfin whiting, with several schools holding position along the beach. Fish were seen from the caravan park, through to the sand hills. Fish size is exceptional, with one fish measuring 42cm. clickers and worms remain the best baits.

Salmon schools were cruising along the coastline between North Shields and Tumby bay. Fish weighed in at an average of 1 to 3 kilograms, hitting most lures and baits thrown at them if within casting range from shore.

Boaties caught snook trolling along the North shore, with several reports coming through this past week. Once fish were located they were generally picked up quickly, with fish size generally being above the legal size.  

Port Neill/Arno Bay

Port Neill jetty and breakwater area had some decent reports this past week, with plenty of action entertaining land based fisho’s. Big squid, tommies, snook, and salmon were all caught proving to be a worthwhile location to try. 

Tumby Bay

Whiting and snook were reported coming from the Group.


Locals are still catching some good numbers of Yellowfin Whiting and a few Blue Swimmer Crabs.

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