Weather stunning on the Gold and Tweed Coasts

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, the weather has been absolutely stunning on the Gold and Tweed coasts with light winds, small swell and warm sunny days perfect for fishing.  Coomera Bait & Tackle has a new name. We will now be known as Fisho Tackle. Same shop, same crew, same great brands. Let’s check out what’s been biting.

With light winds and a small swell hanging around chasing tailor from the surf beaches from the Tweed to the Southport Spit is a great option. Finding a good gutter is essential, going for a look at low tide makes spotting a gutter easier. You are looking for a deep section of water with a sandbank behind it and with deeper water at either end.

The best time to target tailor is the last two hours before high tide either early morning or late afternoon into the evening. Hopefully bait fish will make their way into the gutter to hide and the predatory tailor will follow.

The most common rig is a set of 3 or 4 gang 3/0 or 4/0 hooks depending on the size of bait combined with a running sinker rig. I do prefer to use a long mono trace and you will always get more bites, sometimes you will get bitten off but it will be more productive

than a wire trace. If the fish are thick the wire trace

will work fine.

The best baits are WA pilchards, mullet fillet, bonito fillet and even

tailor fillet if you running low on bait. Throwing metal slugs is another great option if you prefer lure fishing, try a few different

size slugs until you can match the size of the bait fish they are feeding on. If the tailor fishing is a bit slow you can also down size your rig and target dart and bream for a great feed.

Fantastic conditions for those lucky anglers keen to get offshore for a look, the 50 and 36 fathom reefs off the Gold Coast are fishing well with some quality snapper, pearl perch, amber jack, cobia and mixed reef species. The 24 and 18 fathoms reefs have also been producing for those with smaller boats or not wanting to travel out so far seeing some nice snapper, cobia, school mackerel, jew fish, trag jew, moses and tusk fish.

Bread and butter species like bream, whiting and flathead have been the main target for anglers fishing the Tweed River, Broadwater and Jumpinpin area chasing a feed. Customers have done well scoring a nice feed from the Tweed River, Nerang River, Coomera River, Pimpama Riv

er, Jacobs Well, Tiger Mullet Channel, Whalleys Gutter, Short Island and Logan River. Prawns, yabbies, worms, mullet fillet or live herring are all great baits.

Brad Smith Fishing Charters reports the middle reaches of both the Tweed and Nerang Rivers are producing amazing numbers of Fflathe

ad of all sizes at present, with most days producing over 20 fish per trip. There have been some good numbers of bream attacking our lures as well in the same area but at this stage they have been small.

The big bream are not far from entering our river mouths. Small giant trevally are still hanging around the deeper holes in the middle reaches and are hitting the lures around the first of the run in tides.

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.


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

Fisho Tackle operates with Coomera Houseboat Holidays.  We are open 7 days a week offering a great range of Fishing Tackle on the 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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