Gold Coast Fishing Spots
The Gold Coast is famous for sun, surf, sandy beaches, nightlife, skyscrapers and it’s complex maze of canal systems and pristine waterways. Despite being Australia’s biggest boating mecca with high water traffic and huge fishing pressure, Gold Coast fishing spots still produce sensational fishing all year round.
Gold coast Broadwater
Very popular stretch of water extending from Southport right through to southern Moreton bay. The Broadwater produces mostly Bream, Whiting, trevally, Flathead and Mulloway. Productive areas can be found around the seaway walls and along the many sand flats that stretch along the banks.
Sand Pumping Jetty
Located at the Northern end of the spit, this is a great prospect for land based anglers, Tailor, Mulloway, Bream, and Dart are taken regularly here and in summer the odd spotted and Spanish mackerel can be caught too.
Gold Coast Creeks, Rivers & Canals
The Gold Coast waters are almost completely free from commercial fishing pressure. As a result the local estuaries produce some sensational fishing for both land based and boat anglers.
Gold Coast creeks, canal systems and rivers produce catches of, Bream, Flathead, whiting, Trevally, and estuary Cod are regularly caught throughout the many creeks, canals and rivers. Flathead are caught year round, but they are most prolific during Spring. Mangrove Jack are a very popular target species over the summer months. Bream school up in the clear waters near the entrances of canals and the seaway during Winter. This can make for some great action fishing with lures or fresh baits.
Mulloway lurk around the estuaries for those fishos that are willing to put the time and effort into chasing them. The best time of the year to target big jewies is the through the cooler months, Live mullet if you can get them are the number one bait. Prime Gold coast fishing spots for those wishing to chase them include Jumpinpin, The pipeline across the seaway, and along the Seaway walls.
The Nerang River still seems to produce some quality fishing. The best time to fish the river is early morning or evening preferably Monday to Friday as there is less boats traffic. There’s tonnes of structure to work in the river. The river produces Bream, Trevally, Flathead, Cod and Mangrove Jack and if you venture into the upper reaches during summer you will find Bass too.
More great Gold Coast Fishing Spots
A shallow sandy creek with some nice weed beds The creek produces Bream, Whiting and Flathead, and also produces Mangrove Jacks mainly in Summer.
Currumbin Creek is great for kayaks and land based fishing. Excellent fishing for Bream, Whiting, Flathead and Mangrove Jacks. Further upstream you can target Bass during the warmer months.
Gold Coast Beaches
The Gold Coast has over 30km’s of prime beach front that produces fish year round. Fishing for Bream and Dart, Tailor and Mulloway in the deep gutters is a popular pastime for tourists and locals alike. From May to September schools of Tailor also move along the beaches, and during Summer whiting will happily devour Pippis or beach worms.
The are some great freshwater fishing spots within easy reach of the Gold coast. Australian Bass can be found in the upper reaches of all Gold coast rivers and creeks. A little further inland you will find Wyralong, Maroon and Moogerah dams.
Gold Coast offshore fishing spots
The Gold Coast is home to some great offshore fishing. There are numerous reefs, gravel patches and interesting structure in close between 30-50 metres. For those with larger boats there are complex reef systems around the 36 and 50 fathom lines known to produce Snapper, Pearl Perch, Cobia, Mackerel and Tuna. Dolphin fish, Wahoo, Kingfish and Marlin are also regularly targeted. The offshore fishing at the Gold Coast is seasonal, as fish come and go with the change of water temperature.