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Scott Kempton scored a great Snapper on a soft plastic off the Gold Coast.

Fishing a great option during school hols

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Dave with one of many Flathead caught on Brad Smith Fishing Charters.
Glenn Mansfield scored a pretty Maori Cod off Tweed Heads.
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Scott Flemming from Wilson Fishing with a great double of Wrasse and tuskfish off Tweed Heads.

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, you would’ve had to be very dedicated to brave the wind and rain to try your luck for a fish on the Tweed or on the Gold Coast.  Fingers crossed the rain will ease by the weekend for the start of School Holidays making fishing a great option to entertain the kids.  Let’s have a look at this week’s action.

With School Holidays kicking off this weekend it was nice to see plenty of family’s heading out on our Houseboats and also calling in to ask advice on how to get the kids involved in fishing.  A light estuary outfit with a running sinker rig will work well, Prawns, White Pilchards, Worms or Yabbies are great bait.  We have seen some nice Bream, Whiting and Flathead landed and the smiles from the kids say it all.  With so much technology at your fingertips nowadays it’s nice to get back to basics and enjoy some quality time fishing.  If you have a boat on the Gold Coast you have lots of options from Rivers, Canals, the Broadwater or Jumpinpin. Land based fishing is a great option especially with younger ones as you can access beaches and facilities in most of the parks that have water and jetty access.  Some good spots to try are Coomera River, Paradise Point, Runaway Bay, Labrador, Biggera Waters, Broadwater Parklands, Marine Stadium, Nerang River and Jacobs Well.

Customers have reported Flathead in the shallow water on the top of sandbanks throughout the Broadwater and Jumpinpin at high tide.  Try the deeper edges of the sandbanks as the tide starts to fall along with creek and river mouths.  Deep gutters are also a good spot to look as Flathead are ambush predators as the bait swims off the sandbank on the falling tide they will sit in the gutter. Casting Zman soft plastics, TT Switch Bladez, Zerek Flat Shads, Zerek Fish Traps and Storm soft vibes are all good methods to target fish.

Prior to the wind and rain, offshore fishing has been good off the Tweed, Gold Coast and Jumpinpin  with some quality catches coming in. Fido’s and Nine Mile off the Tweed have produced a good mixed bag of Snapper, Tusk Fish, Maori Cod, Trag and some nice easting Wrasse.  The 36 fathom grounds off the Gold Coast and Jumpinpin has seen some quality Snapper taken on bait and soft plastics. Once the wind and swell eases it will be worth targeting Jewfish and Cobia on the close reefs with good numbers of these prize eating fish around so far this winter.

Brad Smith Fishing Charters reports fishing has been very good with the Flathead still dominating the scoreboard and are holding through the middle to upper reaches of the river. Brad has done some exploratory runs down to the mouth and lower reach of the river in search of the big bream and tailor that would normally be around by now without much success but they will come. When these fish start their spawning run late it is not a bad thing as it usually means an extended season and can see them come on thick through to the end of 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.

Fisho Tackle and Coomera Houseboat Holidays now have Hire Tinnies follow the link to view

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

Fisho Tackle operates with Coomera Houseboat Holidays.  We are open 7 days a week offering a great range of Fishing Tackle on the 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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