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Tweed River

4.5/5 - (53 votes)
28°10'39.05" S, 153°32'55.01" E

Located just 2hours from Brisbane and 30mins from the Gold Coast, fishing Tweed River while so close to population still provides some great fishing action for land based, kayakers and boat based anglers.

What fish are in the Tweed River?

Tweed River fishing spots anglers can expect

  • Flathead
  • Bream
  • Whiting
  • Cod
  • Trevally
  • Tailor
  • Mulloway
  • Luderick
  • Mangrove Jack

Land based fishing the Tweed River

There are many accessible land based fishing spots along the Tweed River and depending on the time of year produce some fun fishing for the family. The mouth of the river is great for bream in winter as they move down the river to spawn. Malloway are also around the mouth this time of year especially at night if you are ready to brace the cold weather. Flathead throughout the river all year round and walking the sandy flats is often well worth it. There are several good sand banks to pump yabbies for Whiting year round.

The seawalls give anglers access to some fast moving water and deep gutters past the surf for good tailor fishing. There are also numerous bridges, jetties and parks for families to safely fish from where you can expect Bream, Flathead and Whiting.

Some great spots are:

  • South head at the end of Letitia Road, bream and tailor, mulloway at night
  • Sand Pump station, it says NO fishing but no one seems to listen!
  • Cave Point, great for fishing with lures along the rock wall

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Kayak and Boat fishing Tweed

Kayak fishing the Tweed River is a great option as the river has many shallow tributaries of the main channel which are full of sea grass. Here Bream, Flathead and Whiting forage amongst the grass, a run out tide is great for flathead while a run in tide is great for Bream. The ability to have a kayak to cross shallow sand bars to access these areas is priceless.

Recommended fishing gear for the Tweed River

Fish light to get the bite is the best bet! A 4-6kg spin outfit with braid and flurocarbon leader will cover most fishing in the Tweed River. Running ball sinkers with prawn, squid or pilchards is great bait. If lure fishing, small pink soft plastics with jig heads from 1/8 to ¾ ounce will cover most scenarios for flathead. Bream will take surface lures on top of sea grass beds early mornings, walk the down or small poppers. Small hard body lures work around jetties and any rocky structure.

Mulloway and Tailor will require a slightly heavier setup, but not to heavy. Live bait like whiting and pilchards work well for Mulloway.

Where to go fishing near Tweed River?

  • Cane Bridge

    Structures along the bend of this part of the upper Tweed River are good spots to...

  • Riverside Bridge

    Bridge structure holds Bream and Mangrove Jack mostly in summer. Downstream from here is a deep...

  • Oyster Leases

    These structures have some good bream fishing, early morning rising tide is the best time to...

  • Womgin, Meebun Islands

    The channels that separate these channels and smaller gutters are great fishing spots for flathead on...

  • Cobaki Broadwater

    Fairly shallow upstream from the broadwater, this spot is deeper and has traveling fish on both...

  • Cobaki Drains

    Keep an eye out for small drains and gutters draining into the main creek, cast orange,...

  • Cobaki Creek Mouth

    Good fishing around the channel and sandy flats on a run out tide for Flathead and...

  • Terranora Creek Bridge

    A good night time fishing spot for Mangrove Jack around the pylons. Deep water also has...

  • Terranora Sand Bar

    Fish the sand flats on a high tide for Bream, Flathead and Whiting.

  • Boyds Bay Bridge

    Good fishing spot at night for summertime Mangrove Jack. Bream and Mulloway are also around throughout...

  • Tweed River Harbour

    Fish around the jetties and wharfs for Bream and Mangrove Jack. Good lure fishing in summer...

  • Ukerebagh Passage

    Fish up here on high tide for Bream, Flathead and Whiting between the gaps of the...

  • Stotts Island Hole

    Deep hole on the bend, around 10m, produces Bream, Flathead, Mangrove Jack and Mulloway. Best to...

  • Stotts Channel

    Fish the run out tide for Flathead, Whiting and Bream. Soft plastics worked along the bottom...

  • Broadwater Deep Hole

    Deep hole holds Bream and Mulloway, best fished around the turn of the tide.

  • Tweed River Sand Flats

    Good sand flats to pump for Yabbies, on the incoming tide good whiting move onto the...

  • Holiday Homestead

    A rockwall stretches along this part of the Tweed River, here anglers can expect Bream and...

  • Barneys Point Bridge

    Good spot in summer to live bait for Mangrove Jack. Small Mulloway are also around. Bream...

  • Tims Island

    Red channel marker holds good Bream and Flathead. The northern channel between the mainland and Tims...

  • Murwillumbah

    Fish around the bridge for Bream and the odd Mangrove Jack. River becomes shallow upstream from...

  • Lakes Drive Boat Ramp Rock Wall

    Rock wall along here holds bream, best fished with hard body lures. The odd mangrove jack...

  • Cobaki Bridge

    Mangrove Jack, Cod and Bream throughout the tides around the bridge pylons. Summertime, live bait is...

  • Philp Parade

    Fish along the rock wall with small hard body lures bounced along the rocks for Bream...

  • Dry Dock Wharf

    Fish off the wharf or off the rocks near the bridge on an outgoing tide for...

  • Terranora Wharf

    Fish off the wharf for Bream, Flathead and Whiting.

  • Barneys Point

    This old bridge is a popular Tweed River fishing spot amongst land based anglers. Bream and...

  • Wommin Lake Drain

    Fish the drain on a run out tide for Bream and Luderick. Wommin Lake is shallow...

  • Rocky Point

    Another Tweed River fishing spot for land based fishers, good on a run out tide for...

  • Cave Point

    A good land based fishing spot on the Tweed River, park at the boat ramp and...

  • Rocky Drop off

    Nice deeper water has good Bream and Flathead passing by on both tide, use a running...

  • Kerosene Inlet drop off

    Deep drop off holds Bream, downstream the sand drop off has good flathead, try using pink...

  • Sand Pump

    Sand pump station, has no fishing signs but people still fish here mostly for Bream and...

  • South Head

    At the end of Letitia Road, walk along the track out to the rock wall, fish...

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Recommended Lures for Tweed River

Click here to find the best lures for fishing Tweed River. 5 stars mean this lure has been hand picked for Tweed River.

Skippy Surface Lure

Suited to Tweed River.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream, Yellowfin Whiting

Twisty 70g

Suited to Tweed River.
Good for: Tailor

Squidgies Pro Wriggler – 80mm

Suited to Tweed River.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Twisty 55g

Suited to Tweed River.
Good for: Tailor
Reidy's Lures - Little Lucifer Hellraiser

Little Lucifer Hellraiser – Reidy’s Lures

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Cod

Squidgies Pro Lobby

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream
Bream Lure the Strike Pro Pygmy 2

Pygmy 2 – Strike Pro

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream
Killalure Flatz Ratz 2

Flatz Ratz – Killalure

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Mangrove Jack
Berkley Gulp! Shrimp 2"

Gulp Shrimp 2″

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Cod, Dusky Flathead, Mangrove Jack, Yellowfin Bream

Bream Prawn Vibe

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream
Jackall Squirell 79 hank tuned

Jackall DD Squirrel 79SP Silent ‘Hank Tuned’

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Mangrove Jack
Storm Fishing Jig for Snapper


Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Trevally

Zman 9” GrubZ Big Guibz

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Cod
Squidgies Pro Wriggler - 100mm - Bloodworm

Pro Wriggler – 100mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Mangrove Jack, Trevally

Jewie 150

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Jewfish / Mulloway

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