School holiday fishing on Gold Coast

With School Holidays in full swing, let’s have a look at what’s been biting on the Gold Coast this week.

Reports of plenty of nice Bream have been coming in during the week, it’s great to see the kids having fun and catching a few nice fish.

Our customers have done well at Short Island, Cobby Passage, Kalinga Bank, Crusoe Island, Tiger Mullet Channel, Logan River, Woogoompah Island, Coomera River, Paradise Point, Lands End Biggera Waters and Grand Hotel Jetty.

With the full Moon on Thursday night we have had some big night time tides to deal with.

The better quality fish are more active at night, with the extra run in the tide you will need a larger sinker than normal and also plan your trip closer to the tide change depending on the spot you are fishing.

Plenty of Burley will attract the fish, we do sell pellets with Aniseed which are quite effective.  Quality bait like Prawns, Fishos, Mullet Gut, Mullet Fillet, White Pilchards and Yabbies will produce a good feed of fish.

Quality Flathead have been showing up again this week in good numbers, reports of large bait schools of White Pilchards and small Prawns throughout the system is great news for the Fishos out looking to target a Flatty.  Flicking soft plastics, working metal blades and trolling hard body lures are all methods that have produced nice fish this week.

Flathead are an ambush predator and will lay in wait on the edges of sandbanks on the run out tide or will sit in the deeper holes as we get closer to low tide.

Work you lures to cover as mush territory as possible, drifting until you find the fish is the best method. If you prefer to use bait either live Herring, Pike & Yabbies are great, White Pilchards, Prawns or WA pilchards are ideal dead bait.

A few Tailor have been caught around the Gold Coast Seaway Entrance and adjoining channels on the run in tide, the Pin bar is also staring to produce a few more nice fish regularly this week.  Trolling Hard body lures will let you cover ground and find the fish, also watch out for birds feeding.

Metal slugs cast at a feeding school will work, try to match the size of the bait fish, usually anywhere between 15 to 38 grams will do the trick.

Sand Crabs tend to be quite active during a Full Moon and are worth targeting, even with the water temp cooling we are still seeing a few nice Mud Crabs being caught as well.

At the time of writing my report it looks like we will see a bit of Southerly wind on Friday, the wind will ease over the weekend and we will be treated to light winds and plenty of Sunshine for the remainder of the week.

If you have any great catches to report or fishing photos please email them to

Good luck with the Fishing.


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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