Jess and Bec Clarke with a quality Whiting from the Pimpama River.

Good numbers of quality whiting on Gold Coast

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, more nice weather has given anglers plenty of options seeing some great catches coming from both inshore and offshore on the Gold Coast. Let’s see what’s been on offer. Good numbers of quality Whiting have been caught this week, Coomera Bait and Tackle regular Wayne Young took his friends Ken and Amm up the Nerang for a fish during the week and scored a great feed (see photo in report). I also went for a look up the Pimpama on the weekend and found a few nice Whiting in the mid 30’s using beach worms the kids caught the day before over at the Spit.

The Western side of Wave Break Island has also been producing good numbers of Whiting fishing the shallow banks with Yabbies that can be pumped in the same area. Some other good spots are the Coomera River North and South Arms, Logan River, Canaipa Passage, Bedrooms, Currumbin Creek, Tweed River and the Eastern end of Tiger Mullet Channel.

Mangrove Jack have been liking the hot weather lately with plenty of good sized fish hitting a mixture of lures and baits on the Gold Coast and Tweed. Local fisho’s Scott and his daughter Jayda have been doing well landing some fantastic Jacks using live Mullet for bait (see photo in report). When bait fishing it pays to have a fairly heavy drag set as they will hit like a freight train and try to drag you back into any nearby structure in the blink of an eye. Good fish have been showing up the  Coomera River, Nerang River, Sovereign Island, Ephraim Island and Tweed River.

Finally some good news for anglers that enjoy chasing Mackerel, with a few Spanish starting to show up at the Gravel Patch and the odd Spotted being caught around Mermaid and Palm Beach Reef over the weekend. While the S/SE wind change kicked in the water cleaned up a bit, water quality can play a big part in finding fish, the E/NE winds we have been getting do affect the water quality.  Spanish have responded well to slow trolled live baits and the Spotted have been hitting slow trolled WA pillys in pink skirts and also unweighted cubed pilchards fed back into a burley trail. Fingers crossed they are going to appear in better numbers in the coming weeks.

Another summer species that has been around in good numbers in both the Logan and Coomera River is the Bull Shark, locals have been having plenty of fun catching good numbers of smaller pups right up to larger adult Sharks with Fresh water Eel being the number one bait.

Clint from Brad Smith Fishing Charters has been catching good numbers of Bream and Squire fishing around the Gold Coast Seaway and Wave Break Island on Yabbies, Squid and metal vibe lures.

Brad has been fishing in the upper reaches on the Tweed River targeting the deeper holes and scoring his customers some quality Flathead. Brad is also doing well tempting plenty of Whiting on surface lures.


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.

Coomera Houseboat Holidays/Coomera Bait & Tackle now have Hire Tinnies follow the link to view http://www.coomerahouseboats.com.au/our-fleet-type/hire-tinnies/

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 brett@coomerahouseboats.com.au    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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