persistence pays gold coast
Breanna Johnstone with a great quality Whiting for dinner from Jumpinpin

Hot and windy Gold Coast means persistence pays

Alex Wheeler landed this hard fighting Trevally in the Nerang River
persistence gold coast
Wayne Young caught and released this awesome Jew Fish in the Broadwater
Eris caught and released this nice Flathead on a Tweed River charter with Brad Smith Fishing Charters

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, hot and windy would pretty much sum the week on the Gold and Tweed Coats with rain long overdue to help. Lack of rain has been making fishing hard at times but persistence pays off for lucky anglers willing to put in the time and effort. Let’s have a look at some options for this weekend.

Local angler Wayne Young (see photo in report) did well catching and releasing a nice Jew Fish from the Gold Coast Seaway using a soft plastic fished on the tide change. The key to fishing the Seaway is to try to time your trip to fish the hour before and after a tide change giving you an opportunity to fish as the current slows down making it easier to get your lure or bait into the strike zone. A few big Flathead have also been landed as they get towards the end of spawning season.

Good numbers of quality Whiting have been landed in the Tweed River more towards the entrance by locals using beach worms and yabbies for bait. Local fisho Bree (see photo in report) did well on her Houseboat Holiday landing a great feed including a quality 37cm Whiting at Jumpinpin. The Nerang River has been fishing well at night, also try the Logan River for a feed.

The rivers are still holding plenty of bait, in turn predators have been quite active especially early morning and at dusk. Quality Mangrove Jack and good sized Trevally have been showing up with anglers having a great time tangling with these bruisers. The Nerang River, Coomera River, Paradise Point, Hope Island, Jacobs Well, and Logan River should produce for anglers will to put in the time and effort.

Smithy from Brad Smith Fishing Charters reports on the Tweed there are some solid Flathead feeding upstream, feeding on bait fish. Small minnow lures and vibes are working best. Trevally are still coming through and hunting food in the middle to upper reaches of the Tweed River. Giant Trevally are very exciting to hook on light tackle, trolling and casting hard bodies and soft plastics will get strikes. As the water warms the big Whiting which the Tweed is renowned for are aggressively hitting mmd splash prawn surface lures. In the clear water and sunny days use translucent colour lures in shallow water.

Clint from the Gold Coast reports strong Northerly and then Southerly winds in the past few days will stir up the water, I can’t wait to get out explore the area once everything calms down. Whiting in Nerang River should be feeding hard leading up to full moon, as will Mangrove Jacks. In the Gold Coast Broadwater Winter Whiting will be in good numbers, and some Flathead. Surprisingly there is a lot of Squid out there at present around moored boats and weed beds. The best lures to catch all of the above are Ecogear ZX40 blades in non UV colours such as 411, and Samaki Vibelicious 70mm soft vibes in white bait, clear mullet, pearl shrimp, and squid colours. I have a few jack charters coming up over the next week, as well as Broadwater trips. Looking forward to catching and releasing some big ones!

There has been a lot of big bream around at night. It’s when they go quiet that you know the Jacks are coming through.

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.

New fishing regulations now effective fisheries Queensland

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

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