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

16/08/2018
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, the weather has been a bit up and down with the warmer N/NW winds kicking in making the Fishing a bit harder at times and warming up the winter days quite considerably for this time of year.  Let’s see what been biting.

Flathead have been dominating catches again this week for anglers fishing around the Tweed River, Gold Coast Broadwater and Jumpinpin. Lots of fish are still making their way out of the local rivers and estuary’s slowly heading towards the ocean entrances as we head towards breeding season late September early October.  A lack of rain as seen better schools of bait fish still hanging further up the rivers for this time of year and the Flathead are slowly moving around with the bait.  We’ve had an extra dry winter so far and it is starting to affect  how you choose an area to fish.  Fingers crossed we get a bit of rain soon to flush out the river systems, in turn that will in make fishing better for everyone in the coming months. Coomera Bait and Tackle customer Rodney Taylor dropped in for a chat during the week and after pointing him in the right direction landed a nice feed of Flathead trolling hard body lures in the Coomera River (see photo in report) right near our shop.  Anglers that fished the Gold Coast Sport Fish Club Top Gun Shootout last Sunday did it hard at times but still managed a few nice fish.  Some consistent areas to try are the Coomera River, Runaway Bay, Wave Break Island, Tipplers Passage, Pimpama River, Jacobs Well, Cabbage Tree Point, Tiger Mullet Channel, Logan River and Canaipa Passage.

Brad Smith Fishing Charters have been finding their customers a good mixed bag of Tailor, Flathead, Flounder and Squid fishing around Runaway Bay. Brad has been doing well fishing the upper reaches of the Tweed River scoring plenty of Flathead working.

A good window of weather last Saturday saw plenty of anglers head out offshore for a fish, team member Jason did well scoring some great Snapper up to 70cm fishing Diamond Reef. He said burley was the key to attract the Snapper and keep them on the bite. Floating lining WA Pilchards, Squid, Mullet Fillet and Bonito Fillet worked best. A good variety of fish were caught on the 36 fathom line last weekend including Snapper, Pearl Perch, Tusk Fish, Amberjack, Yellow Tail Kingfish and Cobia. Kerryn Cooper did well on the 36 fathom landing some quality Snapper and Tuna.

Whiting are worth targeting at the moment, they are a great option for the kids land based. A few spots to try are Paradise Point, Runaway Bay, Marine Stadium, Nerang River and Jacobs Well. To make it more fun you can take the kids to pump yabbies first as they are great bait, also beach worms will work well.

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 good for Friday and Saturday we are expecting light SW winds. Sunday will see the SW winds increase in strength. Just make sure 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/

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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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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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