- 04 May Off
Mulloway Fishing Gold coast
Fishing for Mulloway requires a lot of patience but can very rewarding. Mulloway are usually targeted by the angler and days and nights can be spent trying to catch the bigger fish. However more often than not we find we catch them when not specifically targeting them. They often turn up out of the blue on some of the gold coasts shallower reefs between 10-26 fathoms, they can also be caught off local beaches and around the gold coast seaway walls.
Mulloway are also known as jewfish and are commonly refered to as jewies, they can reach up to 40 kilos and respond to a wide range of dead and live baits. Best live baits are poddy mullet, yellowtail, herring and slimy mackerel. Dead baits include mullet either whole or filleted, pilchards, prawns and other fish flesh baits. Remember fresh is best.
Most large catches are made at dusk and three hours after dark, with preferably no moon. But its not uncommon to catch them in the middle of the day when working shallow reefs off south east queensland.
Fairly heavy tackle is required for big jewies, 10-15kg mainline with a24kg trace is recommended. When a mulloway picks up the bait allow him some time to run with it and then lean back and wind to set the hook. Once hooked a big Mulloway will usually make one very long run initially, and the usually a couple more shorter runs. Take your time and gently work the fish towards the boat. Its better to take a bit more time than to risk losing the fish by over doing it too early in the fight.
A giant Mulloway is a very highly prized catch by all fishos and certainly tests an angler’s skills and equipment to the maximum.
While Mulloway fishing Gold coast reefs using large baits for mulloway you are also very likely to catch other large brutes such as Cobia, mackerel, cod, snapper and sharks.
If you would like to come on one of our gold coast mulloway fishing charters for the chance to catch a mulloway please feel free to visit out home page for more information.
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