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Thomas Woods with a quality Snapper.

Fishing inside coastal bar entrances can be productive

coastal bar entrances gold coast fishing
Bec with a nice winter Bream caught on Mullet Fillet.
coastal bar entrances gold coast fishing
Jan caught and released this awesome 87cm Flathead in the Nerang River with Brad Smith Fishing Charters.
coastal bar entrances gold coast fishing
Gordy and Gus with a nice mixed bag of Mackerel, Moses and Tusk Fish from offshore on the Gold Coast.

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, unfortunately the weather gods have been testing our patience again with big swells putting a stop to offshore fishing and inshore anglers trying to dodge the wind and rain on the Gold and Tweed Coasts. Hopefully next week is looking better for having some School Holiday fun on the water. Let’s see what’s been biting this week.

With the wind and swell stopping fishos from heading offshore, I’d recommend fishing around the open ocean bar entrances inside the Tweed Bar, Gold Coast Seaway and Jumpinpin Bar in the calmer water. The large swell offshore tends to stir up close reefs which intern stirs up bait fish and can often push some quality Snapper, Spangled Emperor, Moses just to name a few species into these areas. The bit of rain we have had will also push bait out of the rivers and into the bar entrances, big Jewfish, Trevally and Tailor will be patrolling waiting for a feed.

Customers have done pretty well this week managing to hide out of the wind and put up with a bit of rain scoring some quality catches of Bream around Jumpinpin. Crusoe Island, Kalinga Bank, Perrys Hole, Short Island, Mc Kenzies Channel and Whalleys Gutter are some great spots to look. Logan River around Marks Rocks, Nerang River and the Tweed river are all fishing well around structure like rock walls, jetty or bridge pylons holding good numbers of Bream. Burly is a big part of a successful Bream session, I use a pellet based burley from Stimulate or Wilson. Just a bit at a time will keep them interested, if you feed them too much they may lose interest in your bait. Best baits are Prawns, Yabbies, Mullet Fillet, Mullet Gut and White Pilchards. You can pretty much just leave the rid when you’re getting a bite and they will hook themselves, don’t be too keen and strike and just pull the hook and bait away from the fish.

Brad Smith Fishing Charters reports on the Tweed the rain will get the creeks and drains running, washing food and nutrients into the rivers which will all go towards the success of a better winter fishing season. It is still the Flathead show at present with good numbers of fish still holding in the shallower middle reaches of the river. Some nice quality bream are starting to show in the deeper holes and will continue to increase in both size and numbers throughout July.

Clint reports from the Broadwater fishing around the Seaworld area produced some Winter Whiting, Flounder, Flathead and Cuttlefish. In the Nerang River Birthday Girl Jan (see photo in report) skilfully landed a monster 87cm croc Flathead after a 10 minute fight, showing great patience to net the big girl on 2.7kg braid and 8lb fluorocarbon leader. The fish first came up when hooked and had a look at the boat, giving us a glimpse of its massive head and girth, then produced a couple of big runs in the shallow water.  The Nerang River is a great option in the wind and is producing some good catches of Whiting, Bream and Flathead.

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

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

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