31 January 2020 fishing report

THIS WEEK’S GOLD COAST AND TWEED ESTUARY FISHING REPORT

31 January 2020

TWEED RIVER by Smithy

Hi everyone the Tweed River is back to its tranquil self again after the rush of boats and jet skis that were on the water during a very hot holiday season. 

The dirty water is clearing up after the much needed deluge of rain we received and the fishing is bouncing into gear. The shallows are fishing well on the run in tides for bream and whiting on surface lures, and there is the odd giant trevally also moving around the shallows. 

A nice GT caught on a MMD splash prawn surface lure in shallow water.

Fishing the deeper holes around the tide changes are producing a few flathead and jewies using vibes. This week I will be experimenting with some new lure designs that I hope might produce a few mangrove jacks.

A small jewie caught around the tide changes on an Ecogear ZX40 vibe.

GOLD COAST RIVERS by Clinto

The Gold Coast broadwater is starting to fire up after the rain and the water is clearing. Schools of winter whiting, sand whiting, and decent size tailor are feeding at the Southern end of the broadwater. Look for birds diving and you’ll find the tailor and odd Trevally. We are starting to catch more flathead too, and the squid are returning.

Zen with a 59cm mangrove jack

The whiting are sitting in deeper water on the edge of the channels during the day. Ecogear ZX40 blades and Samaki vibelicious 70mm soft vibes coated in Sax scent goldprawn will catch fish all day long. Drop them to the bottom and jig with short lift and drops of the rod.

Footy legend Lote Tuqiri came fishing with our bushfire fundraiser winners Amy and Lach. Lach did well to land this shovelnose ray on a light tackle and an Ecogear ZX40 vibe

The mangrove jacks are spread out after the big rain. Huge schools of mullet and jelly prawns have been moving around which will be followed by predators. You may find the bigger fish are not overly hungry in areas where there is an abundance of bait fish.

A big jack caught and released this week in Nerang river

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