Coomera & Gold Coast Fishing Report (& How to Throw a Cast Net)

AFTER another awesome weekend and start to the week of weather here on the Gold Coast we are going to see the wind move through on Thursday and end our great run.

Luckily it’s just a short blow from the South and we will be back to a better weather forecast by the weekend.

Great conditions saw plenty of boats heading out the Seaway and Pin Bar last week and also over the weekend chasing a few nice reef fish.  Snapper have been a bit hit and miss lately, just as you catch a few and you think the bite is on they have been shutting down.  You just have to move around and keep the burly going and you will be rewarded with some good quality fish.  Plenty of trag, a few moses perch, jewfish, spangled emperor and cobia are also being caught on the 36, 24 and 18 fathom line. Unfortunately this weekend will be off limits due to wind and swell, once conditions return to normal next week the fish should be on the chew after the blow.

Have you ever wanted to learn to throw a cast net? Watch the video below.

Customers have been landing a few nice jewfish this week around the Pin Bar entrance and also fishing the pipeline and north wall of the Gold Coast Seaway.  Drifting live pike, mullet, yakkas and herring has produced fish around the last 2 hours of the run in tide and also fishing the tide change. Working big Zman plastics and large Zerek fish trap vibes has been a very popular and productive way to entice a big from a big jew.  Just try to concentrate your effort around bait schools and eventually you will be rewarded.

Reports of plenty of nice flathead just keep coming in this week, Jumpinpin has been fishing well and starting to produce some extra-large fish into the 90cm range.  Fish have been taking Zerek Tango Shads on the troll, Zman Plastics and also Zerek fish traps have worked well casting on the edges of the sandbanks as the tide runs out.  Good spots are Crab Island, Brown Island, Coomera River, Aldershots, The Neverfail Islands, Tipplers Passage, Jacobs Well Shoals, Bedrooms, Curtis, Jumpinpin Bar, Kalinga Bank, Crusoe Island, Tiger Mullet Channel, Logan River Mouth and Canaipa Passage.

Customers have been getting stuck into some nice ailor this week, casting metal slugs and surface poppers has worked well and is also very visual and fun way to chase a bite.  Fishing the gutters along the Southport Spit and South Stradbroke has produced plenty of fish.  Also anglers targeting the Pin Bar and Southport Seaway on the last 2 hours of the incoming tide have been rewarded.

Coomera Houseboat Holidays/Coomera Bait & Tackle now have Hire TinniesSeabreeze is a great website to access a local forecast .

At the time of writing my report we will see the S/SE winds start to ease on Saturday and drop back to 10 knots by Sunday making it the pick of the days to go fishing. With the large swell hanging around it will be a few days before it’s safe to head offshore, just make sure you have the lasted forecast and info before hitting the water. Monday and Tuesday are looking great with light winds and plenty of sunshine to start the week.

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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