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Wayne Young with a quality Snapper form the Broadwater on a soft plastic.

Big swell stirs up fish on Gold Coast

Olya Borch caught lots of nice flathead with Brad Smith Fishing Charters.
big swell gold coast
Don Vogal caught this nice Squire on his Coomera Houseboat Holiday.
Rodney Taylor with a nice Mangrove Jack and Trevally.

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, with the bigger swell still hanging around offshore fishing the calmer waters of our local rivers and estuary’s has been the best bet.  Let’s have a look at what’s been on offer this week.

With a bigger swell still hanging around fishing inshore in protected waters has been the go this week. The big swell has stirred up the feed on the close reefs and pushed some nice sized Snapper into the Gold Coast Seaway, Broadwater and Jumpinpin areas giving anglers an opportunity to target these hard fighting fish in shallow waters. Drifting the Seaway, main channels or the Jumpinpin Bar mouth with live Herring, WA Pilchards or working Soft Plastic lures and Vibes has produced some larger Snapper than normal this week. We have also seen a few nice Grassy Sweetlips, Spangled Emperor, Tusk Fish and the odd Cod.

I spent Saturday afternoon dodging the showers of rain fishing in the Coomera River, we did well scoring 3 Mangrove Jack, 1 Estuary Cod, 1 nice Trevally and a big Bream using live Herring we cast netted in the river. Coomera Bait and Tackle customers have also done well scoring some nice Jacks, Trevally and Cod in the Coomera River, Nerang River, Logan River, Currumbin Creek and the Tweed River on a mixture of lures and live baits. Fish structure like Bridges, Pontoons, fallen Trees and Rock Walls where the bait and predators will be hanging out.

Our Houseboat customers have managed to hide out of the wind and score a few nice Flathead, Whiting, Bream, Sand Crabs and Mud Crabs this week. Good spots out of the SE winds have been Tiger Mullet both eastern and western end, Tipplers Passage, Coomera River North Arm, Pimpama River, Crusoe Island North Side, Slipping Sands and Coby Passage. Prawns and Yabbies have been a good all round bait for most species. White Pilchards are great for Flathead and for Whiting worms and also Yabbies have tempted some quality fish.

If you’re looking to do something different the Pirtek Fishing Challenge held on Sunday 17/3/19 is a great day on the water with all monies raised going to Prostate Cancer research. Just for entering you get a Hat, Brag mat, sticker and automatically into the draw for some awesome prizes.

On the Tweed River Brad from Brad Smith Fishing reports he has been catching Bream and Whiting on surface lures amongst the weed beds at Chinderah Bay, and some school size Flathead at Tumbulgum on Zerek Fishtrap soft vibes.

Hope you all have a good weekend and get out for a fish, if you have any great catches or photos you would like to share, please email us and let us know how you went.

Coomera Houseboat Holidays/Coomera Bait & Tackle now have Hire Tinnies follow the link to view

Seabreeze is a great website to access a local forecast

If you have any great catches to report or fishing photos please email them to    Good luck with the Fishing.  Brett

Coomera Bait & Tackle operates with Coomera Houseboat Holidays. We are open 7 days a week offering a great range of Fishing Tackle Gold Coast for our local area as well as bait & ice. We have the experience and local knowledge to get you out catching fish in no time. We offer off street parking and also a courtesy jetty for customers arriving by boat. Call 07 5502 6200

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