THIS WEEK’S GOLD COAST AND TWEED ESTUARY FISHING REPORT AND NEWS
19 December 2020
*Coastal low brings flooding rain
*Rivers receive much needed flush out
My wife asked if I had seen the dog bowl.
To be honest I didn’t know he played cricket.
TWEED RIVER by Smithy
Gday everyone, well obviously there is not much to report this week with the massive rain and high winds making the conditions impossible to fish.
At present the river is dangerous with the water being extremely muddy and all types of debris floating around including lots of trees and big logs floating around. When the conditions start to clean up we are looking at some seriously good fishing for the start of 2021. Huge rain events induce the spawning of bait and fish so the mangrove jacks, flatties, bream, whiting and jewies will be biting their heads off.
Before I finish I would like to wish the residents of the Tweed river’s pretty little townships all the best, and hope that you did not receive too much damage to your homes and property with the flood.
To book a private charter with Brad call him on 0419 028 704 around 4-6pm daily
GOLD COAST RIVERS by Clinto
Yesterday (Friday) was the first day back on the water for me since last Friday, with a flood enforced week’s break. That East Coast low dumped heaps of rain on our local catchments, with Springbrook receiving over 1100mm for the week!
This is the flush out our creeks needed for excellent fishing over coming months. I headed out solo yesterday to have a look, and while the water is muddy in places there is still fish to be found on run in tides. I caught about 20 flathead, whiting and bream, and 8 big blue swimmer crabs.
The water cleared quite quickly on the run in, then got dirty again quickly on the start of the run out. The fish then move to deeper, more saline water.
Yabbies work very well in dirty water, and if you’re using lures try flashy, dark, and UV colours. The king tides make way for neaps this week which allows the water to settle more too. For the holiday anglers I would definitely stick to the downstream areas.
Yabbies on light lines and small hooks and sinkers are the go when fishing with the kids. Always start fishing near where you pumped them as there will be fish close to their food source. 6 lb monofilament line is all you need.
Ecogear ZX40 & 43 blades, and Samaki Vibelicious soft vibes will work well jigged in the deeper channels. Best areas will be the edges of the main channel between Sundale bridge and the tip of the spit, the Western side of the main channel next to Carters bank, and the reefy area in 5-7 metres depth between South Currigee and North Currigee. Smear some Smithy’s UV prawn Sax scent on your lures regularly to enhance them in the dirty water.
The Seaway pipe and North wall hole will fish well for mulloway. Concentrate your efforts around tide changes with live baits such as pike, mullet, and whiting.
I had a number of night mangrove jack charters booked in the next two weeks, but have been rescheduling them. Jacks are hard enough to target when they’re schooled up. They get flushed and dispersed downstream during floods, so we will have to wait and see, and test the waters to find them in a few weeks.
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Until next week cheers,
To book a charter with Clint SMS 0432 990 302 anytime
Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:
*This is just a prediction. There are many factors when it comes to fishing and fish are unpredictable at times, there are no exact guarantees. We include this just for fun and see how it plays out every week.
Charter options this coming week:
Tweed river with Brad: Fully booked, call Brad for future availability
Gold Coast with Clint: Only Tuesday available, be very quick, will be booked soon if it hasn’t already. January already booked out completely.
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