9 October 2020 fishing report & news


9 October 2020

*Surface fishing firing at Tweed river

*Samaki vibes catching a variety at Gold Coast

Dad joke:

To the pharmacist that sold me that fake batch of viagra:

No hard feelings


Hi everyone it has been a great week on the tweed as I have mentioned in recent reports that the surface fishing season would take off with the water warming up and yes it has. 

Ian with a 38cm whiting on surface which was one of the many fish he caught on the day
The old guide with a one cast one fish 41cm whiting on surface lure

Fishing with mmd splash prawns around the shallows in the lower reaches of the river has produced some great quality whiting and a few bream and the odd flattie. Double hook ups on surface has been common and to see and try this technique is fantastic and has both this old guide and my clients frothing. 

Mat with a quality flattie caught on a damiki vibelicious

I could not help but rip a lure out myself for one cast and banged a 41cm whiting yee ha. To mix it up we have done some drifts with with Ecogear zx 40s and Samaki soft vibes and have caught some bream, flatties, whiting and Gts. Lets hope next week is as much fun.    

This squid grabbed a Pro Lure V35 blade in whitebait colour

Other news: Jack lures and tips coming soon to our online store! goldcoastlures.com


The snot weed returned after a day of Northerly wind, and is now starting to clear again. It’s a natural occurrence every year at this time and will be gone in the next few weeks.

It’s best to find areas clear of snot weed and we have been catching flounder, squid, tarwine, bream, flathead in recent days in the Gold Coast broadwater. There are flathead and trevally in Nerang river, as well as sand whiting at night at the council chambers.

There are still a few school mackerel in the broadwater
This 35cm tailor took a liking to an Ecogear blade

This summer I will be spending time surface luring for whiting at the Gold Coast broadwater. It’s great fun to see them charging at the lure then hooking up. Week days and early mornings are the key to success here.

This weekend there will be some wind around especially on Saturday. Find sheltered banks to fish or in creeks and rivers.

This coming week we have some neap tides which make it easier to fish near the river mouths and main channels. The water is super clear on the run in tides until we get big rain. Look for any areas of slightly discoloured water to find the bait and fish.

Clint and Benny with an arrow squid

If you are just getting into lure fishing or even need a nice rod & reel combo at a budget price, Sporty’s fishing at Bundall have in stock some Shimano Nexave combos which are not available at the big chain stores. Stock is limited at the moment so get in there as they’ll go quick.

For the price they are hard to beat on value, I have four of them myself for charters. The reels have very nice smooth drags, and the 2-4kg 7 foot rods are great for light tackle fishing and have good quality components. In short I highly recommend them! Go in and chat to Tony and the friendly crew for gear that suits your needs.

Recent fishing highlights at Gold Coast broadwater/ Nerang river

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Friday: 37

Saturday: 71

Sunday: 34

Monday: 14????

Tuesday: 24

Wednesday: 57

Thursday: 81

Friday: 93 ????

*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: booked

Gold Coast: only thursday still available

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