plenty black marlin gold coast fishing
Stone and the happy Crew from Sea Probe Fishing Charters with a good sized Black Marlin landed off the Gold Coast.

Plenty of black marlin offshore from Gold Coast

Ben with a solid 53cm Mangrove Jack caught on Brad Smith Fishing Charters
Paul Wilshire with a nice Spotted Mackerel caught off the Gold Coast
Darren Denton scored a Mud Crab from the Coomera River

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, a bit of a wind and rain has been hanging around on the Tweed and Gold Coast making conditions a bit average at times for outdoor activities. Braving the showers and making the most of weather windows finding good fishing spots out of the wind has paid off for those anglers keen to get out. Let’s have a look at some options for the weekend ahead.

Keen Fishos have been doing well on the Prawns despite the wind and rain making conditions pretty tuff at times. Plenty of boats have been out chasing a feed this week with some good hauls landed from around the Powerlines, Russell Island, Lamb Island, Karragarra Island and Macleay Island. Keep a good eye on the sounder as Prawns will usually sit pretty deep in the water column, they sometimes look like they are sitting in a long flat line rather than a bait school of fish which can often ball up. Luck of the draw will dictate whether you get a bag limit in a few casts or you will have to grind away a few Prawns at a time. It can get hectic with large numbers of boats rubbing gunwales, everyone usually has a good attitude and are friendly for those that are new to prawning it can be a bit intimidating at first.

If you’re looking for a fun day out fishing with the family or mates, I recommend you look at the Pirtek Fishing Challenge which is held on Sunday 15th of March this year. It’s a fantastic event and all money raised goes towards men’s prostate cancer research. Check out the link for more details and how to enter There are some awesome prizes on offer and everyone gets a hat and brag matt, also this year all the junior entries receive a free packet of soft plastic lures.

Local fisho Paul Wilshire (see photo in report) braved the wind and weather on Monday and did well landing a few nice Spotted Mackerel trolling skirted lures around. Paul also found a few quality Spanish Mackerel but didn’t manage to stay connected. Palm Beach Reef, The Gravel Patch, Mermaid reef and around Nine Mile on the Tweed are fishing well.

Gavin from Sea Probe Fishing Charters reports offshore weather permitting there has been plenty of Black marlin being caught at Spot X and along the 80m line at the moment with up to 10 Marlin a day being hooked. Best method for catching plenty of Marlin of late is live baiting for them using Slimey Mackerel and a combination of either weighted or unweighted single circle hook rigs so you are covering all depths of water. Customers have been having a great time tackling these awesome Marlin that put on a fantastic aerial display when they fight. There has also been the odd Dolphin Fish and Wahoo hanging around these bait balls adding to the fun. We are so lucky to have such a world class fishery incorporating plenty of black marlin on our local doorstep on the Gold Coast.

Smithy from Brad Smith Fishing Charters reports on the Tweed some nice Flathead, Trevally and Bream have been showing up in the lower reaches of Tweed River. Run in tides are also starting to produce more fish upstream.

Clint reports a few Whiting, Bream and Flathead on the run in tides at the Broadwater and Mangrove Jacks are still downstream too.  For the bread and butter species pump Yabbies at low tide then fish the run-in around Southport or try the reef East of Wavebreak Island with flesh baits for Snapper and Bream. Worth a go in the lakes around Robina for bass, look for bait and smaller schools of Bass.

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    plenty black marlin plenty black marlin gold coast

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