14 May 2020 fishing report & news

THIS WEEK’S GOLD COAST AND TWEED ESTUARY FISHING REPORT AND NEWS

14 MAY 2020

Dad joke:

I have a pen that can write underwater.

It can also write other words too.

TWEED RIVER by Smithy

The Tweed is still offering up nice flathead, whiting, bream, and school jew.

Now the water has cleared fully, the deeper holes in the middle to upper reaches are fishing best.

This GT took a liking to a Samaki soft vibe

Try the flats during lower light periods or cloudy days by trolling hardbodies or twerking with vibes.

The flounder are appearing in numbers

GOLD COAST RIVERS by Clinto

Hi everyone, how are we all? Bit of light at the end of the Covid tunnel? I reckon we’re very lucky to live in Australia. Especially Gold Coast! Water and fishing everywhere, it’s not hard to get out and enjoy it with so many options available.

I’ve been doing a few trips on the broadwater while the wind was light and tides were neap. Fishing the run out tides is most productive, or the deeper water on the run in.

Brian caught this big flounder on a blade vibe

I’ve been using Ecogear VX45 and Hurricane blades alongside the usual trusty Ecogear ZX40’s and Samaki soft vibes. The VX’s are very good lures and mimic small baitfish very well, while the Hurricane Sting 37 blades in Bling prawn colour are super deadly! 

Brian with a nice 52cm flathead

All of the above are accounting for school flathead, squid, squire, winter whiting, tarwhine, and lots of flounder. Many great eating fish are plentiful in our local waters this time of year.

New moon is next weekend, but the bigger tides are at night. Day time has friendly tides all week with just enough run in most areas to provide some angling fun. 

Tailor are common in the broadwater through the cooler months

Best fishing days according to the almanac: Friday 22 May, Saturday 23 May, Sunday 24 May, Monday 25 May.

Over the cooler months carry a small metal slug rigged and ready to go. Tailor will bust up in the mornings anywhere from the Seaway to Sovereign island, look for birds diving.

Squire on Ecogear blade
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