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

18/10/2018
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, it’s nice to finally see all the wind and rain ease up on the Gold Coast. Conditions this week have been extremely average for fishing. Let’s have a look at some options for the weekend after all the rain.

After such a dry winter on the Gold Coast the waterways were in need of a good flush out, it just all happened in 3 days rather than over a month. The positives to lots of rain will be great fishing and crabbing in the months to come. Bait fish and prawns from the top reaches of the rivers will get flushed out and spread through the Broadwater and Jumpinpin and also Mud Crabs will get a good stir up.

A good plan for the weekend will be to start working in the mouths of the Coomera River, Pimpama River, Nerang River, Logan River or closer to the Jumpinpin Bar or Gold Coast Seaway entrance where they meet up with the main channel and try to locate schools of bait. Spotting the edges where fresh and salt water meet along with current lines will be a good starting place to locate predators on the prowl. I like to work metal or soft vibes and soft plastics along the edges, you will have a great chance of landing plenty of species like Jew Fish, Flathead, Trevally, Tarpon, Giant Herring and Tailor just to name a few.

Mud Crabs should be on the move after all the rain we received, I’d recommend getting the pots in over the weekend. Try up the top reaches of the rivers to start with, depending on numbers you may have to work your pots towards the river mouth until you find a good feed. Whole mullet and fish frames are the best bait.

Andy has reported catching nice big Bream at Jumpinpin during the week on his Coomera Houseboat Holiday, at least he had a great roof over his head so the rain didn’t bother him and the Bream love to feed in the rain as they are basically scavengers and will eat anything flushed out of creeks and rivers.

Once the swell drops offshore the local reefs should be fishing well, the big swell usually stirs up all the feed and gets the fish on the chew.

Brad Smith Fishing Charters will take advantage of the rain and be hunting around the Broadwater trying areas like Carters Bank, Runaway Bay, Paradise Point and the Nerang River in search Flathead, Bream, Whiting, Squire and Tusk Fish. Brad will be hunting Jew Fish, Flathead, Whiting and Mangrove Jack 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 like E/NE winds on Friday and Saturday. Sunday will see the wind tend Northerly and increase from light to moderate. All up the weekend is looking great for heading out fishing. 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

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

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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

Jennifer with her first fish ever! The smile says it all!
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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Jessica with a nice Squire

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Nice size Taylor caught in May

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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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