Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, it’s good to back on deck after a nice holiday. A big thank you to Sandra for looking after the fishing report keeping everyone up to date with all the latest fishing action whilst I was away. Winter has hit with a bang on the Gold Coast and Tweed bringing strong cold westerly winds. Let’s have a look at what’s been happening this week.
The Lions 2019 Pottsville Beach Sports Greenback Fishing Comp is on this weekend from Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th of June, it’s not too late if you’re keen to enter. Just check out the website for all details www.lionsgreenback.com The cooler weather should bring some great quality northern NSW and Gold Coast Tailor on the bite, and I hear there is also a bit of friendly cross border rivalry going on with NSW verse QLD anglers.
Weather permitting the off shore action has been great the past couple of weeks with a good variety of species being caught. Reports of good sized Amberjack, Samson, Yellow Tail Kingfish and Snapper from the 50 fathoms line NE of the Seaway. Customers have been doing well on the 18 and 24-fathom reefs east of the Seaway, scoring monster cobia and great-quality Jewfish on live baits and fresh Tailor and Mullet Fillet. When chasing Cobia or Jewfish you should be looking for an isolated rock structure that is holding bait, anchor up and start a burly trail. Try the 36, 24 and 18 fathom reefs for a feed of Snapper, Moses, Trag jew, Tusk Fish and Pearl Perch. Float lining WA Pilchards, large whole Squid, Mullet Fillet or live Yakkas will do the job.
The winter westerlies are a great sign for the Bream fishos keen to hit the water and chase a feed. Those who are keen to brave the cold nights out on the water should be rewarded with some top quality Bream. Some good spots to start looking will be Upper Reaches of the Tweed River, Whalleys Gutter, Tiger Mullet Channel, Perrys Hole, Short Island, Cobby Passage, Kalinga Bank and Marks Rock in the Logan River. Land based try Lands End Biggera Waters, Marine Parade Rock Walls, Gold Coast Seaway, Southport Bridge, Nerang River, Paradise Point. Burley is a must when chasing Bream, a lot of fishos will have a secret brew they use, I recommend stimulate burley pellets. Just keep a regular trail going, don’t feed them too much just enough to keep the fish interested. Some the best baits will be Mullet Fillet, Mullet Gut, White Pilchards, Prawns and Yabbies.
Squid numbers will increase during Winter, they are fun to catch and even better to eat a fresh feed of Calamari. The Gold and Tweed Coast waters will hold a mixture of Arrow Head and Tiger Squid being the larger of the two species. Try using a Squid Jig between 2 to 3 inches long until you find the size that works the best. If you’re land based try looking for jetties and boat ramps that are well lit up, the lights will attract bait fish which will also attract the predatory Squid. Paradise Point, Grand Hotel, Southport Bridge are just a couple of spots to try your luck.
School sized Flathead are showing up in good numbers throughout the Gold Coast and Tweed River, they love the cooler weather and can school up in big numbers at times. Flathead will be slowly on the move making their way out of the rivers and heading towards the ocean entrances over the next three months as we head into breeding season during September and October.
Brad Smith Fishing Charters reports as the days are getting shorter and the mornings are definitely getting cooler as we inch our way into winter.
Flathead are in good concentrations in the warm shallow areas through the middle reaches of the Tweed and Gold Coast waterways and are taking both cast and trolled lures.
There has been a report of both Tailor and Bream making their annual migration up our coastline which is very exciting as they will move into our rivers in mass proportions from now until August.
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.
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Seabreeze is a great website to access a local forecast http://www.seabreeze.com.au/graphs/
If you have any great catches to report or fishing photos please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org Good luck with the Fishing. Brett
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