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They say the life of a sailor’s wife is very lonely and I can attest to that with the two men in my life, my husband and son, being avid (obsessive) boaties and fishermen. They bought a new fishing boat around six months ago and barely a weekend goes by that they aren’t out on the blue waters of the seas surrounding the Gold Coast.
Fishing to me is like what clothes shopping is to my hubby. I don’t understand the obsession with getting up before the crack of dawn and negotiating sometimes rough seas (fending off seasickness) and putting putrid smelly bait on a fish hook all in the name of seeking that elusive fish.
From a man’s point of view it is like the lyrics to Brad Paisley’s song “I’m Gonna Miss Her” where his woman puts the ultimatum to him “me or fishing”, Brad sings:
Well, I’m gonna miss her!
When I get home
But right now I’m on this lake shore
And I’m sittin’ in the sun
I’m sure it’ll hit me
When I walk through that door tonight
Yeah, I’m gonna miss her
Oh, lookie there, I’ve got a bite
However I do get excited for both of my boys when they return with their catches and I get to have a delicious fresh feed of fish. They really do catch a variety of good eating and good sized fish off the shore of the Gold Coast and Tweed Coast.
The best fishing grounds off the Gold Coast are fishermen’s best kept secrets! However there are a couple of reefs close to the shoreline along the Gold Coast, but otherwise you can try The Broadwater, the Southport Seaway, Cook Island off the coast of Tweed Heads and then there are the estuaries like Tallebudgera Creek, Nerang River, Currumbin Creek and Tweed River.
Some of the varieties of fish caught include, Spotted or Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Snapper, Whiting, Tailor, Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Flathead, Bream, Tuna, Pearl Perch, Amber Jack, Sweetlip and Trevally.
There is no doubt that fishing is huge on the Gold Coast. In a water lover’s paradise our entire lives revolve around pursuing leisure activities either on the water or in the water. Fishing is just one of the fantastic things to do here on the Goldie!
Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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