Fishing Tips

Plenty of pelagics on the Gold Coast

pelagics Gold Coast

For those of you planning a fishing trip, November is promising to be another terrific month for chasing all sorts of inshore and offshore species. October proved to be exceptional on the flathead fishing scene, with the annual Flathead Classic hosted by the Gold Coast Sports Fishing Club and taking place at the end of the September school holidays. Over …

Read More »

Fishing for snag dwellers

The weather is warming up and our favourite snag dwellers are starting to stir, shake off the colder winter months and smash up the local herring and poddy mullet population. The ability to entice a bite from snag dwellers, such as flathead, bass, barramundi – impoundment for those chasing them during the closed season – and mangrove jack, often hinges …

Read More »

Tips for scoring fish in southern Moreton Bay

Wow, 2021 is really getting a bit of a roll on – it won’t be long and we’ll be writing articles about 2022. The fishing hasn’t been too bad in southern Moreton Bay and there have been a few nice flathead captured. And there are also a few bream still kicking around the bay islands, and squire, which hopefully we’ll …

Read More »

Family friendly fishing spots on Brisbane’s northside

Heaps of families and people new to the area visit the Sandgate Tackle Land shop asking about places they can take the kids fishing – where they won’t get too bored if the fish aren’t biting. Brisbane City and Moreton Shire councils have invested a lot of resources into areas that are family friendly and with wheelchair-accessible facilities to make …

Read More »

Quality snapper from shallow Gold Coast reefs

No surprise that over the past couple of months recreational snapper fishing has been the best we’ve seen in years. Once again social media posts have gone crazy with photographs of terrific captures. Great quality snapper have been caught in close from the 18, 24, 36 and 50-fathom reefs off the Gold Coast. snapper shallow reefs This cycle appears to …

Read More »

Techniques for catching top quality flathead

Hi everyone, this month we can expect top fishing for dusky flathead and sand whiting in the Gold Coast Broadwater and the rivers that flow into it.  September has already shown what a great time of year it is for these fish, with both flathead and whiting venturing downstream to commence their multiple spawning events over coming months. When flathead …

Read More »

A few reefies for a feed – locally and up north

With the seasons rolling along, it won’t take long for the water to warm up in preparation for the onslaught of pelagic fish. The whales have been heading south for over a month now and the first few chirps of cicadas in the trees is a sure way to tell that warm weather and water are on their way. reefies …

Read More »

A successful snapper sortie with Mum

snapper sortie Mum

It had been a while since I took my mum out fishing. Last time she came out with me we caught a few teraglin, discovered the leatherjacket were too thick to fish successfully and then came across Migaloo the white whale and spent an hour with him. With a good forecast recently, we planned another adventure together. A phone call …

Read More »

Exceptional fishing expected offshore through October

G’day champions, it’s been a while since I shared information on what’s biting around the Gold Coast but it’s good to be back. With the constant battle of getting through this pandemic, fishing when we’re able to has been a great way to keep minds at ease. fishing offshore october Offshore in October will hopefully produce the same exceptional fishing …

Read More »

It’s Goldilocks time on Northern Rivers

Goldilocks Northern Rivers

Hello all, spring has certainly sprung on the Northern Rivers with several of our summer species starting to make their presence known over the past month. The weather is starting to warm up and the best part is that while some summer species are starting to make an appearance, the winter species haven’t totally left us yet. I do love …

Read More »