“CLARKIES” GOLD COAST FISHING REPORT AS SEEN IN THE GOLD COAST BULLETIN EVERY FRIDAY

13/12/2018
Posted by: MikeS

Find out what is biting with our resident fishing Guru ‘Clarkie’.  Read his weekly report here every Friday…

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, we’ve been pretty lucky lately with a nice run of weather. As School Holidays kick off it looks like we will see rain over the weekend and early next week. Let’s have a look at some fishing options.

School Holidays are here already, it’s a great time to get the kids active outdoors and out of the house. We have lots of fishing options on the Gold Coast for kids with all levels fishing of experience. Places to find a jetty to fish are the Grand Hotel Labrador, Broadwater Parklands, Southport Bridge, Paradise Point, Hope Island and Jacobs Well are all popular with family’s. A basic running sinker rig on a kiddies combo and a humble prawn will do the job well on a number of species like Bream, Tarwhine, Whiting, Flathead, Trevally or Flounder just to name a few. We have plenty of sandy beaches in the Tallebudgera Creek, Currumbin Creek, Southport Spit, Biggera Waters, Runaway Bay and Paradise Point which are great spots to take the kids. If you need advice or gear drop into to Coomera Bait and Tackle and we will help you to increase your chances of catching fish with the kids.

With rain on the forecast it is a great opportunity to chase a feed of Mud Crabs, Coomera Houseboat Holidays customers have been catching a few this week. Extra rain should get them moving in good numbers leading up to Christmas. Some good spots to look are The Coomera River North and South Arms, Brown Island, Pimpama River, Logan River, The Never Fails Islands, Tipplers Passage, Jacobs Well, Cabbage Tree Point and Eden Island. Plenty of Sand Crabs are also still on offer on the edges of the main channels and around the sandbanks in Tiger Mullet Channel and Canaipa Passage.

After the rain the water quality will vary depending on tide and area you are looking at fishing. Through the main channels you can see the current lines where the fresh is meeting with the salt, these areas are great to look for bait and predators like Trevally, Tailor, Tarpon and Jew Fish prowling around. Also try fishing closer to the Pin Bar and Gold Coast Seaway especially on the run in tide as the water quality will be much better and some good fish should be on offer.

Clint from Brad Smith Fishing Charters has reported a good mixed bag of Bream, Whiting, Flathead, Flounder and Tusk Fish from the Broadwater. Brad has been having success on the Whiting and Bream throwing surface lures around in the Tweed River.

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.

Coomera Houseboat Holidays/Coomera Bait & Tackle 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/

At the time of writing my report the forecast looks like we will see stronger Northerly winds on Friday which will tend more NE on Saturday and Sunday along with rain and the chance of storms. We may even see a strong SE wind change on Monday depending on how the low pressure systems track over the weekend.  I always recommend you have the latest weather report before you head out on the water.

If you have any great catches to report or fishing photos please email them to brett@coomerahouseboats.com.au    Good luck with the Fishing.  Brett

Coomera Bait & Tackle operates with Coomera Houseboat Holidays. We are open 7 days a week offering a great range of Fishing Tackle 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

Coomera Houseboat Holidays Website www.coomerahouseboats.com.au

Coomera Bait & Tackle Website http://coomera-bait-and-tackle.business.site/

Coomera Bait & Tackle Facebook page www.facebook.com/CoomeraBaitandTackle

Coomera Houseboat Holidays Face Book page www.facebook.com/CoomeraHouseboatHolidays

Coomera Bait & Tackle operates with Coomera Houseboat Holidays. We are open 7 days a week offering a great range of Fishing Tackle 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

Coomera Houseboat Holidays Website www.coomerahouseboats.com.au

Coomera Bait & Tackle Website http://coomera-bait-and-tackle.business.site/

Coomera Bait & Tackle Facebook page www.facebook.com/CoomeraBaitandTackle

Coomera Houseboat Holidays Face Book page www.facebook.com/CoomeraHouseboatHolidays

Coomera Bait & Tackle operates with Coomera Houseboat Holidays. We are open 7 days a week offering a great range of Fishing Tackle 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

Coomera Houseboat Holidays Website www.coomerahouseboats.com.au

Coomera Bait & Tackle Website http://coomera-bait-and-tackle.business.site/

Coomera Bait & Tackle Facebook page www.facebook.com/CoomeraBaitandTackle

Coomera Houseboat Holidays Face Book page www.facebook.com/CoomeraHouseboatHolidays

Being up to date with the rules and regulations when fishing in Queensland is very important if you are looking at keeping a feed of fish and crabs. We do recommend you take the time to be well informed on how big a fish should be, bag limits or what crabs you are legally allowed to keep before you go fishing. Follow the link to Queensland Fisheries website to view current regulations http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/fisheries/recreational/rules-regulations or you can also pick up a rule book from us at Coomera Bait & Tackle free of charge.

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Bryce with 34cm Bream caught in the Coomera River
Bryce with 34cm Bream caught in the Coomera River

 

Glen with a great Coomera River Mud Crab
Glen with a great Coomera River Mud Crab

Eric with a couple of great mud crabs.
Eric with a couple of great mud crabs.

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Fantastic feed of Muddies, well done!
Fantastic feed of Muddies, well done!

James with a giant herring, great catch.
James with a giant herring, great catch.

"Youngy" with a couple of nice muddies.
“Youngy” with a couple of nice muddies.

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Wayne Young with a nice Tarpon

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Kirsten with a GT from Coomera River

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Jennifer with her first fish ever! The smile says it all

 

"Youngy" with another cracker of a whiting - 41cms caught in July
“Youngy” with another cracker of a whiting – 41cms caught in July

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Nice Snapper aboard a Coomera Houseboat. Quality Tailor for March. Caught From Houseboat Shangra-Lah. Brandy with a nice solid Flathead, Great Catch!07 55026200 or the website www.coomerabaitandtackle.com/ Wayne “Youngy” Young and Family back to visit us again, catching some really nice mud crabs Brett & Rebecca with a couple of whiting caught on holidays Brett with two of his recent catches with “Youngy” BP 40cm whiting Wayne “Youngy” Young with a great trevally Peter with his nice Mangrove Jack caught while on charter on DreamCatcher Keiko

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