Report 15/2/19

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 15/2/19

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:09 am

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, early mornings and late afternoons have been the best time to go fishing with the extra hot days this week. With a strong South to South Easterly change on the way for the weekend the protected rivers and canals will be the best option to hide out of the wind.

Local angler Wayne Young did well finding a few elusive Gold Coast Tarpon on an early morning trip with his mate Pete fishing the Broadwater using soft plastics. Tarpon are a hard fighting sport fish pound for pound, they regularly jump during the fight. Unfortunately they have a very abrasive mouth and will wear through the leader quickly. Tarpon are a pinnacle sportfish for some anglers with a poor eating quality and should be released to fight another day.

With a weekend forecast looking like we will see strong S/SE winds on the Gold Coast I’d recommend sticking to the local rivers and estuary’s if you’re keen to get on the water for a fish. The Coomera, Nerang and Tweed River have been consistently producing some great catches of Mangrove Jack and Trevally again this week. Kirsty Walter (see photo) did well landing a quality Trevally on a soft plastic in the upper reaches of the Coomera River.

Coomera Bait and Tackle customers have been doing well on a mixture of Zman Minnowz soft plastics and also live bait catching some top quality Mangrove Jack around the canal pontoons in the Coomera River, Paradise Point, Runaway Bay and Nerang River all the way up to Broadbeach.

Customers have been catching a feed of Bream, Whiting and Flathead around Wave Break Island, Brown Island, Coomera River, Dux, Jacobs Well, Tiger Mullet Channel, Short Island and through Canaipa Passage. The mangrove lined banks are holding some nice Bream and try the edges of the Sandbanks on the run out tide for a Flathead. Try using Worms for Whiting and Yabbies, Prawns, White Pilchards, Mullet Fillet for Bream and Flathead.

On the Tweed River, Brad from Brad Smith Fishing Charters has been finding his customers a few Flathead in the deeper holes and on surface lures across the shallow flats, where Bream and Whiting have also showing up. Schools of baitfish are also being smashed by the local Trevally especially around the tide changes.

Clint from Brad Smith Fishing charters reported the Gold Coast Broadwater continues to produce a variety of species on Ecogear ZX40 metal blade lures and Zerek Fish Trap soft vibes. The Seaway has produced a few nice Flathead, Flounder, Squire, Tarwhine, and Trevally. Clint has also been finding some big Kingfish using live Whiting for bait on the pipe line, unfortunately they could stop these Seaway brutes.

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 at and let us know how you went.

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Good luck with the Fishing, Brett

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Wayne Young with an awesome hard fighting Tarpon from the Broadwater.

Rodney Taylor with a pair of quality Mangrove Jack.

Kirsty Walter did well landing this hard fighting Trevally in the Coomera River.

Brandon with a flathead caught at the Seaway on live Whiting with Brad Smith Fishing Charters.

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