27 March 2020 fishing report & news


27 March 2020

As mentioned earlier we have stopped running charters until further notice due to the coronavirus epidemic. Sad times but we’ve been around a long time and we will be back as soon as possible!

We sincerely hope everyone takes care and heeds warnings. We’re all in the same boat, and we all need to stay calm and see it through.

The fishing has still been very good and we’ll continue to each go fishing solo while allowed, to let you know what’s biting and where. If anyone is struggling and would like to chat about fishing, feel free to message our page and we will get back to you. There’s nothing like fishing to take your mind off things. Just remember to play it safe and practise social distancing. 

We have caught 2 flatties over 70 cm on mmd splash prawns this week. It is a rush when a big flattie takes a surface lure.

At Tweed river Brad has been having a great time putting his guests onto heaps of big bream, flathead, mulloway, and whiting. 

Al Austin with a jewie he caught trolling a pontoon 21 crackjack lure
The bream are going crazy attacking Mmd splash prawns

The Gold Coast estuaries have been fishing well for the usual big variety of species. There has been that many bream it’s hard to get past them but the numbers of flathead, sand whiting, winter whiting, flounder and tuskfish are starting to increase.

Lots of bream aggressively attacking lures
There’s some flathead and whiting amongst all the bream


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