30 April 2020 fishing report & news

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

30 April 2020

Dad joke:

My missus gets mad whenever I mess with her red wine.

So I added fruit and lemonade to it and now she sangria than ever!

TWEED RIVER & GOLD COAST RIVERS

Brad has been getting out when he can, the Tweed this time of year fishes well for flathead, and the whiting and bream are still active on surface lures.

The tuskfish have been slamming Ecogear blades

As the water cools more the bigger bream, mulloway, and flathead appear and are best targeted in deeper water with vibes and soft plastics.

Clint has been fishing the Gold Coast broadwater during the settled weather and neap tides. So many good eating fish around at the moment and the fishing was on fire this week. The best fishing coincided with the smallest tides of 0.5-1 metre range, allowing us to fish the open channels more, 6-8 metre depth has been best.

Ricky caught this lovely jack on an Ecogear ZX40

We have been catching a lot of good size tuskfish. These fish are very feisty and hit our Ecogear ZX40 and Samaki Vibelicious 70 lures with venom then tear off on a screaming run, great fun on light tackle. Best ZX colours at the moment are 411, 414, 440, best Samaki soft vibe colours are ghost bait, pearl shrimp, and white bait. We are all sold out of Ecogear ZX40 at the moment as they are so popular, new stock will be here next week.

Lots of Tuskies around

Flathead are increasing in number and size, as are flounder, squid, and winter whiting. The sand whiting are tapering off as they move up river for their winter migration.

The cold change will bring on snapper, big bream, mulloway, flathead and squid. Heaps of great fishing to look forward to!

Jett with a cracking Tuskie

Full moon is next Thursday which means increased run up the rivers for sand whiting and flathead, while in the broadwater it will pay to fish deeper holes close to tide changes. Fishing near shorelines during tidal run will produce hood hauls too.

Take only what you need for a feed that day, release the rest 🙂

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We’re getting a lot of enquiries. Right now we can run charters for one person only at a time, following the usual precautions of 1.5m social distancing and sanitizing the boat and tackle between trips. 

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