All set for great winter whiting
David Solano | June 2016

Pete Kyvetos with a massive cobia caught offshore during a delightful weather window.

The Tweed area is producing a huge catch rate at the moment, and if you’re into crabbing, you’re in for a good time. The muddies are out in numbers, and so are sand crabs, try using a dilly for the sandies – you’ll find them out toward the middle of the river, whereas the mud crabs tend to hang in the mangroves and weed beds.
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Fresh flush shuts down the bite
David Solano | May 2016

Dave with a nice flathead taken in the Tweed River.

If you’re a midnight trevally stalker like me, you are going to love the Tweed at the moment, as those big bruising bandits are running amok throughout the river system.
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Get a massive mud crab in your pot!
Ben Pilch | April 2016

Ben Rampling with a monster mud crab.

April and May is our pelagic season, where better quality fish come out to play and rip line off our reels. If you want to tick a big Spanish mackerel or longtail tuna off the bucket list now is the time to put in the maximum amount of effort.
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Anthony Solano with a nice feed caught in the Tweed.

Around seven weeks ago, Pete Kyvetos (a mate of mine), bought a sea going boat and hasn’t been able to take it outside as every weekend it’s been blowing a gale. I can tell it’s getting to him as he is dying to get out with me and get into some awesome Tweed fishing. Now we wait patiently for the weather to play the game!
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A great feed of delicious flathead!

The north and south walls have seen some epic action. I’ve started fishing the end of the Fingal wall casting into either the surf side or the river. Last time I was out there I used plastics, chicken and a big popper, but I was late to the party and missed out on the best spot, which in my opinion is right out the end on the river side.
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Iluka on fire in February
Ross Deakin | February 2016

A decent size mulloway puts a happy smile on the face of this local angler.

What a fantastic holiday period it has been here in the Iluka region. The end of January marked our first year as the new owners of Iluka Bait and Tackle (formerly Dizzy’s Bait and Tackle). Local reports indicate that this has been one of the busier years, with plenty of NSW and interstate holiday-makers enjoying this fantastic area with all its incredible diverse fishing.
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Fishing fires as tourists leave
David Solano | February 2016

A nice trevally taken on the Tweed River at night.

February is a strange time to fish on the Tweed. The pressure is off the river and hopefully all those visitors that passed through have fattened up the fish, as I saw a lot of undersized fish caught and released over the Christmas period.
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Famous Clarence bass
Ben Pilch | January 2016

Steve Patti testing out some prototype lures on some big Clarence Valley bass.

Looks like we are in for a steamer of a summer! Outside the mackerel are getting around in numbers and trolling has been the best way to get into a few.
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Rolling down the river
David Solano | January 2016

A great bass caught by the author on the Tweed.

You’ve got to love January on the Tweed! Even though there are lots of tourists around and the waterways are pretty crowded during the day, the fish are beautifully conditioned and the whiting, bream, and flathead are fat and fired up. The healthy state of the river, with baitfish of all kinds is to blame for these gorgeous fish. With all this holiday traffic, if you’re planning a picnic or fish beside the river get there very early as all the good spots fill up quickly.
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Doggone weather!
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Hit the rocks for some LBG action
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Sweating on the pelagics arriving
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David, the flathead jinx
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