Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a good Easter, nice weather made for some great conditions for catching a feed of fish if you decided to head out for a look on the Tweed and Gold Coast. Boat traffic was down in numbers considerably which was good to see everyone following the Government guidelines. Let’s see what’s on the menu.
Before hitting the water make sure you check out the latest news from the Queensland Government, New South Wales Government and Maritime Safety Queensland. Fishing for food is allowed at the time of writing this report.
Bread and butter species like Bream, Whiting and Flathead are a great target option if you’re keen to chase a feed of fresh fish for on the Gold Coast or Tweed. All these fish can be targeted by everyone either land based or if you have a boat or Kayak. Just remember your social distancing rules when fishing in the boat or land based. Some land based spots to try are Jacobs Well Jetty, Cabbage Tree Point Beach, Coomera River Highway Bridge, Santa Barbara, Jabiru Island, Paradise Point Jetty, Lands End Biggera Waters, Grand Hotel Jetty, Marine Stadium, Nerang River, Currumbin Creek, Tallebudgera Creek and Tweed River. If you own a boat try around Currigee, Paradise Point, Wave Break Island, Nerang River, Tiger Mullet Channel, Canapia Passage, Jacobs Well, Logan River and the Tweed River. I recommend using burley when targeting Bream, a pellet burley like Stimulate or Wilson Pellets will work well. The best bait for Whiting is Worms or Yabbies, for Bream and Flathead try Prawns, White Pilchards, WA Pilchards, Mullet Fillet or Yabbies.
Sand Crabs have been around in good numbers throughout most of the main channels in the Broadwater and Jumpinpin this week. For fishos looking at catching a feed of these tasty critters, try setting your pots on the edges on the channel near the drop off will work well. At high tide the crabs have still been moving on top of the sandbanks in amongst the weed beds.
Gavin from Seaprobe Fishing Charters reports there are still Blue Marlin and big Dolphin Fish on the shelf anywhere from 200m to 1200m metres of water , places like riv grounds and also Jim’s Mountain and Micks. Try trolling 8 to 15 inch skirted lures. On the 50s still Aj’s, Kings, Snapper and few Pearl Perch using live bait, squid and pillies. Back on the 36s plenty of Dolphin Ffish around the fads still . 12 ,18 and 24 fathoms Spanish Mackerel , Spotted Mackerel and schoolies have been biting real well.
Clint and Brad from Brad Smith Fishing Charters have been doing a bit of solo fishing close to home.
Brad reports Whiting, Trevally and Bream are still actively smashing lures on the Tweed River. MMD surface lures in honey bee colour and trolling or casting Pontoon 21 crackjacks hardbodies are both deadly.
Clint has been solo fishing at the Gold Coast Broadwater for a family feed, catching Whiting, Bream and Flathead for a family feed on surface lures and unweighted yabbies while wading sand banks which is awesome and relaxing fun.
Fishing when you need a feed is the key, don’t abuse the privilege and only be out for that valid reason to feed the family then the Government should not have a reason to make changes to the current rules. Be responsible anglers and don’t give them a reason to stop us fishing, everyone is playing their part.
Hope you all have a good week and stay healthy and safe, if you have any great catches or photos you would like to share, please email us and let us know how you went.
Stay up to date with all fishing regulations in Queensland https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/business-priorities/fisheries
Fisho Tackle and Coomera Houseboat Holidays 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 email@example.com Good luck with the Fishing. Brett