Fishing options around Coomera

After a bit of rain early in the week it was nice to see some sunshine as we head into the weekend on the Gold Coast. The Bream season has started well on the Gold Coast with good numbers of quality fish being caught consistently over the past few weeks.

Bream are a great fish for the kids to target as they will keep the little ones occupied and you can teach them the skill of how to land a fish. We had the Racehorse Hotel Fishing Club out on our houseboats during last weekend, Peter and the boys caught a fantastic feed of Bream from the Jumpinpin area, well done guys.

The most productive spots are Short Island, Crusoe Island, Tiger Mullet Channel, Whalleys Gutter, Jacobs Well, Dux, Wavebreak Island and the Coomera River. Land based anglers have multiple choices which all produce good catches of Bream, try the Grand Hotel Jetty, Lands End at Biggera Creek, The Southport Bridge, Hope Island Bridge, Paradise Point Jetty and Coomera River highway bridge.

Bream love structure and land based anglers have a great advantage with so many rock walls and jetty’s that are easy accessed. When fishing for Bream a good burly trail is a must, keep your baits close to the snags or rock walls where the fish school up. Fishing line of around 8lb and also 8lb fluro carbon trace will work for most areas.
A long trace with a running sinker is the best rig, just adjust the sinker size to suit the area and tides you fish. I recommend a bait holder hook around size 2 – 4 depending which bait you are using, they are a good choice to keep the bait looking more natural. I like to use Prawns, Mullet Fillet, White Pilchards, Fisho, WA Pilchards pieces or Yabbies.

Customers report some nice sized Flathead are talking plastics and drifted baits around the Jacobs Well Shoals, The Never Fail Islands, Brown Island, Crab Island and Tipplers Island.
Jew Fish and Trevally have been caught in the Gold Coast Seaway and around the Pin Bar entrance, Tailor seem to be a bit hit and miss for now, as the water cools down and more bait shows up I’m sure we will see better schools to target on the Gold Coast.



It’s still worth throwing in the crab pots as our customers are still catching a few nice Mud Crabs and good numbers of Sand Crabs in the Broadwater and Jumpinpin .
At the time of writing my report it looks like we will see similar weather to last weekend with stronger southerly winds for the duration of the weekend, the wind will ease by early next 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 in conjunction with Coomera Houseboat Holidays. We are open 7 days a week offering a great range of quality Fishing Tackle for our local area, 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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  1. Mate got a flat head on jetty near m1 at coomera near yacht club

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