Farm Beach pick of bunch

We have had some good weather this week and the fishing is definitely on the improve. Whiting, big garfish and a few salmon have kept anglers busy this week.
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Elliston/SheringaElliston Jetty has been closed due to storm damage. Hopefully it will be fixed before the holiday season starts. The surf beaches still have little sand, so salmon fishing has been quiet.

Further west has seen lots of salmon to sevenkilograms, small gummy sharks and some big bronze whalers caught. There have been a few mulloway caughtbut most undersized.

Coffin BayCoffin and Dutton bays are holding a few whiting and trevally butmost whitingare undersize. There may also be a few snapper in the deeper areasso if you want one before the ban get out there now.

Farm Beach has been the pick, with some good sized King George whiting, silver trevally and salmon trout. Fish in deeper water for the bigger fish and use squid or cockles and some good mussel berley.There have also been a few big garfish caught around the sandhills when the water is flat. Gents and berley were the go for the garfish.

Port LincolnKing George whiting has been reported around the Monument, the town jetty and Thistle Island. Most fish are 32 to40cm with cockles and squid the best baits. Big garfish have been caught between Stenross and North Shields on gents. Blue swimmer crabs are starting to appearbut still low in numbers and weight.

Sleaford to Wanna has salmon to 5kg. The average is about 2kgsbut there are some horses. I fished the area on Sunday and was amazed at the difference after the storms. There is very little sand on the beachso be careful on the sandstone and rocks. Also, take plenty of lures and rigs, as the fish are good at wrapping line around the sharp rocks.

Tumby BayCatch of the week goes to the angler who landed a three-foot bronze whaler on a squid pin jag baited with a trumpeter from the Tumby Bay jetty! Fishing is always full ofsurprisesbut that is amazing.

There are also some good sized garfish and a few King George whiting in the area.Out at the group, whiting fishing has been slowbut rewarding. Most anglers are bagging out with fish to 40cmbut it has takenmost of the day to do it.

Most of the shallow reefs between Tumby Bay and Arno Bay are holding small snapper with most between 40cm and 60cm. Pilchards and squid baits are the best option and a bit of berleydoesn’t hurt to get the schools to hang around when you find them.

Port Lincoln Anglers ClubThe next outing will be a six of species event thisSundayto Halls Bay, leaving the clubrooms at 8am.

ELATED: Craig Gameau, 5, caught these garfish on a recent trip to Farm Beach.

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