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Gold Coast Fishing

Gold Coast Fishing

The Gold Coast in Australia lives up to its name. This city is part of Queensland, and its name is easy to understand. With a position on the Pacific Ocean, the Gold Coast has sunny weather and warm temperatures that make it perfect for year-round recreation. The beaches offer all sorts of outdoor pastimes, and the area attracts the best surfers from around the world. These attractions are impressive, but the opportunities for Gold Coast fishing can be just as appealing.

The best place to start with Gold Coast fishing is offshore. So much of the culture of the area developed from seafaring pastimes, and deep-sea fishing is definitely a part of that. The best places to go for good access to deep-sea fish are the nearby reefs. Here, it is possible to reel in species like Mahi-mahi, Spanish Mackerel, and Wahoo. There is also good bill fishing with Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, and Sailfish.

Inshore fishing Gold Coast bring many angling opportunities. You might catch Barramundi, Bluefish (Tailor), Bream, Cobia, Cod, Dusky Flathead, Mulloway, Snapper, or Whiting. The fishing here is particularly vibrant during the winter season, but fish can be caught all year long.

You could even try freshwater fishing in the Gold Coast. Many native Australian species can be caught at Hinze Dam. Your hauls here could include everything from Australian Bass to Mary River Cod. Other possible waterways are the Gold Coast Seaway, Tallebudgera Creek and Coomera River.



Gold Coast Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Gold Coast, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Bull Shark

  2. Bull Shark

    There is a 56.67% catch rate for Bull Shark, based on 2783 Bull Shark counted.

    Gold Coast Bull Shark Counts Chart
    Bull

    ENLARGE GOLD COAST BULL SHARK COUNTS CHART


  3. Australian Bass

  4. Australian Bass

    There is a 20.2% catch rate for Australian Bass, based on 992 Australian Bass counted.

    Gold Coast Australian Bass Counts Chart
    Australian

    ENLARGE GOLD COAST AUSTRALIAN BASS COUNTS CHART


  5. Striped Mullet

  6. Striped Mullet

    There is a 16.78% catch rate for Striped Mullet, based on 824 Striped Mullet counted.

    Gold Coast Striped Mullet Counts Chart
    Striped

    ENLARGE GOLD COAST STRIPED MULLET COUNTS CHART


  7. Yellowfin Bream

  8. Yellowfin Bream

    There is a 4.19% catch rate for Yellowfin Bream, based on 206 Yellowfin Bream counted.

    Gold Coast Yellowfin Bream Counts Chart
    Yellowfin

    ENLARGE GOLD COAST YELLOWFIN BREAM COUNTS CHART


  9. Common Carp

  10. Common Carp

    There is a 0.59% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 29 Common Carp counted.

    Gold Coast Common Carp Counts Chart
    Common

    ENLARGE GOLD COAST COMMON CARP COUNTS CHART


  11. Mulloway

  12. Mulloway

    There is a 0.29% catch rate for Mulloway, based on 14 Mulloway counted.

    Gold Coast Mulloway Counts Chart
    Mulloway

    ENLARGE GOLD COAST MULLOWAY COUNTS CHART


  13. Giant Trevally

  14. Giant Trevally

    There is a 0.18% catch rate for Giant Trevally, based on 9 Giant Trevally counted.

    Gold Coast Giant Trevally Counts Chart
    Giant

    ENLARGE GOLD COAST GIANT TREVALLY COUNTS CHART


  15. Great White Shark

  16. Great White Shark

    There is a 0.16% catch rate for Great White Shark, based on 8 Great White Shark counted.

    Gold Coast Great White Shark Counts Chart
    Great

    ENLARGE GOLD COAST GREAT WHITE SHARK COUNTS CHART


  17. Dusky Flathead

  18. Dusky Flathead

    There is a 0.14% catch rate for Dusky Flathead, based on 7 Dusky Flathead counted.

    Gold Coast Dusky Flathead Counts Chart
    Dusky

    ENLARGE GOLD COAST DUSKY FLATHEAD COUNTS CHART


  19. Mangrove Red Snapper

  20. Mangrove Red Snapper

    There is a 0.14% catch rate for Mangrove Red Snapper, based on 7 Mangrove Red Snapper counted.

    Gold Coast Mangrove Red Snapper Counts Chart
    Mangrove

    ENLARGE GOLD COAST MANGROVE RED SNAPPER COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 20 species of fish and 4911 fish counted for May around Gold Coast.

To date, there are 69 species of fish and a total of 45831 fish counted for Gold Coast and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1887 (137 years).

Last Update: 5/24/2024 6:36:43 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Gold Coast are the following:

  1. Fidos Reef
    On Fido's Reef you can catch Snapper, Yellowtail Kingfish, Mackerel, Wahoo, Tuna, Cobia. The relief rises to 16 feet or 5 meters of water. Check out this video from a dive


  2. Kingscliff Reef
    Kingscliff Reef


  3. Alf's reef Pinnacle
    Off Jumpinpin Bar.


  4. bay deep 100


  5. 12 Fathom/1 Mile Reef
    Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Mackerel, Reef fish. Water depth 12 fathoms. Shaley bottom with isolated pinnacles.


  6. Hastings Point Reef
    Hastings Point Reef


  7. Tweed Heads Ledge
    A good drop off here. Holds fish year round.


  8. Good Ledge
    Good Ledge


  9. Tweed 9 Mile
    Snapper, Yellowtail Kingfish, Tuna, Parrot fish, Samson fish, Cobia, Mackerel, Wahoo. Extensive reef system. Water depth rises to 5m.


  10. Bridge
    well known spot under the bridge. land based and boat


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Top Gold Coast Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Elite Tackle
    Elite Fishing Tackle is a premium popping, stickbaiting and jigging pro sports fishing store. Our shop is mainly dedicated to online sales, but we also have a full retail shop you can visit by appointment situated in the Whitsundays, Queensland.

  2. Tweed Bait
    Welcome to Tweed Bait we are a 100% family owned & operated Australian company. Our mission is to provide the highest quality & variety of fresh baits

  3. Lazer Sport Fishing Lures
    Lazer fishing lures for catching bass, barracuda, bonito, flathead, jewfish, kingfish, mackerel, pike, perch, queenfish, salmon, tailor, trevally, tuna and wahoo.

  4. Gold Coast Fishing Tackle
    The Gold coast is a unique fishery right at our back door, from world class Billfish and pelagic action and great reef systems just offshore, to the extensive estuary systems encompassing the Broadwater and adjoining river branches through some of th

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Top Gold Coast Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. True Blue Fishing Charters
    Gold Coasts Fishing Charters, Deep sea fishing trips depart from Main beach 7 days a week, Forget the rest Fish with the best!

  2. Gold Coast Fishing Charters
    The ultimate way to go fishing on the Gold Coast, Australia, aboard our 41ft Stebercraft, Fat Hooker. We guarantee to catch fish or your next trip is half price.

  3. Hotshot Charters
    Hotshot Charters runs a 43ft O'Brien Sports Fisher with fly bridge and Tuna tower and is powered by twin 450hp Diamond series Cummins diesel engines. O'Brien boats are world renowned for their sea handling capabilities ensuring a dry and very

  4. Australian Marlin Charters
    Capt Bill has been Game fishing all his life, and professionally sport fishing for 30 years, running Marlin fishing charters, sport fishing charters and exclusive Bluewater fly fishing charters, and one of the few owner operators in the industry.

  5. Discovery Fishing Charters
    Discovery Fishing is offshore deep sea Gold Coast fishing charter we cater for singles and groups bookings,great for buck party’s,Christmas and birthday parties stop wishing go fishing

  6. Fish The Deep Charters


  7. Deep Sea Fishing Charters Gold Coast


  8. Cushy Fishing Charters


  9. Reelfishn Charters


  10. Sea Probe Fishing Charters


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Top Gold Coast Marinas

  1. Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard
    Australia's most comprehensive & awarded marine facility, providing exceptional quality outcomes and service for jet-ski's to superyachts. Conveniently located on Queensland's spectacular Gold Coast with port clearance services availa

  2. Hope Island Resort Marina
    Unparalleled in location and quality,

  3. Calypso Bay Marina
    The Marina is ideally located on the main navigation channel between The Broadwater and Moreton Bay with easy access to all the coastal hot spots such as; North and South Stradbroke Islands, Jumpinpin Bar, Tangalooma, Horseshoe Bay, The Bedroom, Wave

  4. Horizon Shores Marina


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