The news hot off the press, is the new bag and size limits which will come into place from 1st December, there are a number of changes but King George Whiting is the main topic on social media.
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The weather hasn’t been too bad so far this week, with the weekend looking pretty good to get out and get some lines wet.
Here is what has been happening this week around the EP.
The Snapper ban is now in place until 15th December so don’t target them if you are out, catch and release is also a no go as these fish need a chance to school up and spawn for the future. If you do accidently catch one, they do need to be released in the correct manner.
Small Whiting and Salmon Trout are the main catches in around the local bays but we are now hearing of some good catches of Garfish getting caught, so if you can’t get any decent Whiting give the garfish a go.
There has been more Kingfish reports and most that have been hooked have been lost. One thing to keep in mind if you intend to release caught Kingfish is to use circle hooks for bait fishing and change out any treble hooks on lures to single inline hooks, that way you are not gut hooking fish or damaging their mouth too badly.
Farm Beach has plenty of Whiting in many areas, Garfish are also coming on well here, there has also been the odd Flathead and Trevally caught as well.
For those fishing for Salmon Gunyah and Almonta has been quiet. There have been a few fishers down there but the fishing hasn’t been that great.
Squid once again have been in good numbers throughout the bays and jetties and Garfish are starting to get caught in reasonable numbers along the North Shore, which has been the best area.
Crabs are also turning up but not in big numbers just yet but there are enough for a feed. Whiting are along the North Shore and North Shields area late in the day and there are some big ones there.
Whiting are also turning up in good numbers from cape Donnigton through to Horse rock.
Further south there have been good catches of Whiting coming from down in the Passage. Taylors, Thistle and Grindal Islands have had some good fish. Nannygai and Blue Morwong have been caught in the deeper areas of the Passage with some good catches reported. Salmon fishing has been good again this week along the south between Wanna and Millers Hole. The fish are around 3kg.
Offshore at the Group more good catches of Whiting have been reported along with some Snook and Squid. Snapper were also caught to 4kg out the back of Spilsby Island before the ban.
Squid are in good numbers and size up here along with Whiting and improving numbers of Garfish.
More good reports of Whiting and Squid caught around Arno Bay and out wide Snapper were caught before the ban.
Good reports have come from those fishing in the Harbour and the mouth of the Harbour Whiting, Flathead, Trevally, Salmon Trout and even some small legal Snapper have been getting caught before the ban.
Let’s hope for some good weather over the next week, the prediction right up until Monday looks great for getting out there and hopefully we finally are going to get some consistent weather.
This weekend is our 1st Birthday and we will be having a 2 day sale! 20% off store wide from Friday 8am until Saturday 4pm.
There is plenty on over the two days including the ‘Tackle Rat’ Visits, BBQ on Saturday, live radio broadcast from 1-4pm on Friday.
There are plenty of great deals up for grabs, so come down and buy yourself a present or cross off some of your Christmas shopping list!
TW Port Lincoln Team