Gold Coast

Impacts of sewage spill in Albert and Logan rivers


The City of Gold Coast Council was working with environmental regulators following the detection of a sewage spill in the north of the city on Monday April 8. The council said it was alerted to a sewer main break in a paddock near the Albert River in the Yatala Stapylton area – about 400m east of the M1 – and …

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Micro BaitZ for big bites


So far, we’ve experienced a wet summer in many regions, and a large dump of water into the system often means a tough bite for a period, before everything settles and fires back up again. These tougher bite periods are a great time to experiment with different presentations and the Ned Rig system – a TT NedlockZ mushroom-style jig head …

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February fishing options


Hi everyone, what was originally forecast to be a dry summer has completely changed and now we’ve had enough rain to ensure great fishing for many months to come on the Gold Coast and Tweed rivers. Last month’s floods were unexpected, though waterways always need such flush outs sooner or later. February is one of the tougher months of the …

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Gold Coast summer whiting and crabs


Well, it’s a brand-new year with some fresh fishing opportunities, hopefully. This can be a tough month to fish during the day because it’s hot, windy and at times stormy. I used to be keen on night fishing but in recent years I much prefer to get out on the water in the early morning. It’s a great time of …

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2023 Gold Coast Pest Fishing Classic


City of Gold Coast and My Catch Australia need your help removing tilapia and other introduced fish – goldfish, Texas cichlids, koi and European carp – from waterways in the region on Saturday November 11 from 6am to 5pm. This is the first year the Gold Coast Pest Fishing Classic – formerly known as Tilapia Busters – has expanded to …

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Targeting Gold Coast cobia


This month it’s about one thing! Well, a few things but one species… cobia. This hard fighting, great eating and quite often very frustrating target is one of my favourite fish to enjoy on the inshore reefs over winter. So, with that said, let’s get stuck into a few frequently asked questions and basics to get you out on the …

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Broadwater winter varieties


Hi everyone, so winter fishing is in full swing on the Gold Coast and June is one of the better months of the year to get out on the water. Catching a mixed bag is not that hard to do, if you know where and how. With some big tides at night, June daytime tides are ideal for fishing the …

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Strategies for Gold Coast winter species

As winter draws closer and mornings get cooler, don’t panic – the fishing on the local reefs is about to heat up. May is typically quiet for demersal species on the nearshore grounds, with spotted mackerel very sparse and the last of the spanish mackerel starting to exit northbound after a healthy fattening. In this article, I touch on some …

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Dredging to commence on Coomera River


A significant dredging campaign that will improve navigation in the Coomera River will soon get underway. The Coomera River is the primary access way for a wide variety of commercial, industrial, residential and recreational waterway users. The $2.5 million project is scheduled to commence in April and will deepen the Coomera River channel. The Coomera River channel dredging project will …

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Broadwater biting bonanza


Hi everyone, hard to believe it’s March already. Times flies when you’re having fun, and we have been having lots of fishing fun on our estuary charters. Brad Smith has, as usual, been catching heaps of flathead, jewfish, trevally and more for clients on his lure-fishing charters on the Tweed River. Smithy has been an estuary fishing guide for over …

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