Top times on the Tweed
David Solano | January 2015

Dave with his PB bream from a not-so-secret spot.


Wow, where do I start? The rivers and beaches are going off at the moment, and after witnessing some of the catches from outside, I reckon it’s pretty good out there too.
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Little rain adds to the fishing options
Ben Pilch | January 2015

Come January, our run of pelagics is in full swing. With a lack of rain leaving nice clean water for the annual arrival of the spotted mackerel, the usual spotty grounds like Shark Bay and Angourie should see a fair few fish over the coming months.
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A great time for an adventure
David Solano | January 2015

This estuary cod put up a good fight and was released after being photographed.

Happy New Year, it’s that festive time so first up I’m going to mention some of the great family fishing spots around the Tweed.
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Gear up for the mackerel invasion
Ben Pilch | December 2014

Come December, the east coast hot currents are boring down from Queensland and our run of pelagics is in full swing. Chasing spotted mackerel will be the mainstay offshore from the lower Clarence, and the usual mack grounds like Shark Bay and Angourie should see a fair bit of traffic and fish in the coming months.
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Summer yakin’ on the Tweed
David Solano | December 2014

Some quality whiting have been taking surface lures lately and the action should get better with the warming weather.


It’s December on the Tweed, holidays are coming up, the water is hot and the place is pretty packed with shore-based fishos.
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Ripper sessions in the river
Ben Pilch | November 2014

Upriver plenty of bass are being caught on small divers and blades.

November usually sees the warm currents pushing down the coast in the Clarence valley, and that means we should start seeing our pelagics start to run. Every man and his dog will be out chasing spotty mackerel in the usual places like Shark Bay, Angourie and Sandon.
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The best laid plans
David Solano | November 2014

Craig Costigan with his big plastic-crunching jack.

You start to notice it gradually. It’s getting lighter earlier, it’s slowly getting warmer and that lovely sound of the birds chirping at daybreak just seems to be that much louder. Bugs start appearing on the surface of the river, the bat colonies seem to be on the move… everything is coming to life after the winter hiatus.
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Getting serious on the surface
Ben Pilch | October 2014

Kaleum Gannon with a nice river mulloway on a Croaker lure.

As far as I’m concerned, October signals the start of getting serious on surface luring. There is nothing better than watching a fish trying to eat your surface lure… the anticipation is addictive! And in the month of October we are lucky to have so many species of fish to target on surface in the mighty Clarence Valley.
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Staying safe around the rocks in October
David Solano | October 2014

Shane Parker regularly fishes off the rocks and wears shoes that are well-suited to the sometimes slippery rocks of Devils Island.


I’ve been struggling to catch anything worth a mention in the upper reaches of the Tweed, so after discussing this dilemma with my mate Pete, he suggested a rock wall expedition around Fingal Light House targeting tailor at a place known to the locals as Devils Island!
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