1 August 2019 fishing report

THIS WEEK’S GOLD COAST AND TWEED ESTUARY FISHING REPORT

1 August 2019

TWEED RIVER by Smithy

Well everyone this amazing run of great weather continues to flow as are some consistent catches on my Tweed river charters.

Some of the deep holes in the river have an abundance of bait holding in them at present which is perfect for deep water jigging with vibes. The vibes are a perfect match for these baitfish which are small fish the likes of juvenile herring. 

You can see how vibes work so well as they match the baitfish in the river at present. We have a new colour vibe arriving to match the bait to perfection.

Ecogear VX40 vibes and Strike Pro cyber vibes are doing the trick on the flathead, bream and small jew feeding on the bait in these holes. Trolling the edges of the channels on the run out tide with Pontoon 21 crackjacks and Ecogear SX48 minnows are producing flathead and the odd thumper tailor. 

Richard with a cracker flattie caught trolling an Ecogear SX48 minnow.
There is the odd good tailor around like this one caught by Dan

GOLD COAST by Clinto

Fresh starts and sunny days have dominated this week on our Gold Coast estuary charters, with some rain on the horizon in coming days. There won’t be much though and cloudy days can provide good fishing, the fish seem to feed more aggressively in such conditions.

Robyn caught this nice flathead in the canals on an Ecogear ZX40 blade colour 440

This coming week sees some very large night time tides around the dark new moon, too much run really for fish to feed comfortably. All this should mean some productive day time fishing!

The water generally is very clear at the moment, and the Nerang river is lacking bait. I’d suggest the best areas to chase flathead are around Rat Island, the Aldershots, Tipplers Passage, and the bedrooms. Take advantage of the absence of snot weed before it starts blooming in Spring.

If you’re chasing squid there are still plenty around Seaworld, Lands End, and Currigee. The winter whiting are getting bigger and thicker too.

We have still been catching some solid sand whiting up the river on bait, a few 45-55cm flathead, plus some bigger bream.

Steve with a river flathead caught on a Pontoon 21 crackjack lure in thread fin shad colour

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Smithy

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