There is a facebook page dedicated to comments and info regarding the Tweed Shire Councils decision to conduct a survey about the feasibility of introducing paid parking at some of its most popular boat ramps.
Stop Paid Parking at Tweed Boat Ramps
I suggest you come and like the page and leave your opinion. Whether a local or tourist we value your comments.
Don't worry it is not in yet and you can use the Tweed Ramps for free if you are coming to the area.
Just don't forget to buy a fishing licence (half price for the Tweed river)
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YOU WILL GET WEEKLY FISHING REPORTS THERE AND MORE CURRENT INFO, WEATHER CONDITIONS AND SPECIALS.
HOPEFULLY YOU WILL USE THIS FORUM TO POST YOUR PHOTOS AND SHARE ANY CURRENT HOTSPOTS.
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Thanks - look forward to hearing from you.
EASTER FISHING: First make sure if you are visiting that you have a current NSW fishing licience as inspectors WILL be out there. We do sell them here and will give you all your options including half price Tweed only licience, please remember that we do not make much out of these licience so we are doing our customers a service and will have to charge a fee for using our Eftpos facilities if you are not purchasing anything else in shop.
CHECK OUT OUR NEW FACEBOOK PAGE - DRIFT TACKLE AND TAKEAWAY
THE PAGE AND YOU WILL GET CURRENT INFO ON TWEED FISHING
At the moment we are seeing chopper tailor and trevally in the river. Good flathead and now the larger sea bream.
We have got limited supplies of whitebait. Also slimey mackerel and gar for those bigger tailor.
Luderick are starting to be caught near the Boyds bay bridge. Unfortunately no weed in at this stage but we are on the lookout for some. 'We can point you the the right direction for you to collect some yourself but we can't get the Yamba weed at the moment.
Tailor and dart in the gutters at Bïlinga (Graham St)
hOPE YOU HAVE ALL YOUR TAILOR GEAR IN ORDER!!!!!!
PRIZES TO THE VALUE OF $30,000
1ST PRIZE - LARGEST TAILOR $1500 cash plus $500 in goods.
Many prizes for other species.
Major Entry Prize Draw - Tinne/Motor and Trailor
Entry and Contact details as follows
Phone 0400042192 Peter O'Donnell
Come and see us on your way down to sign on and just maybe we can point you to the right spot to catch the big tailor.
On Friday 28th January the NSW Labor Government announced fishing bans at some of the state’s most popular fishing spots. Jervis Bay, South West Rocks, and the Solitary Islands at Coffs Harbour were all targeted in the latest round of fishing bans. Anglers thankfully aren’t taking it lying down. Local fishos from the far north coast are justifiably furious about closures to the snapper, pearl pearch and teraglin fishery, and proposed extensions to the Byron Bay MP. They organised their second protest meeting at Tweed Heads on Saturday 5th February.
IN MY LAST REPORT I SAID THAT THE FISHING LICENCE FINE HAD DECREASED - I AM SO SORRY BUT AS OUR "FRIENDLY LOCAL FISHING INSPECTOR" JUST ADVISED ME I HAD SOMEHOW MISREAD THE FISHERIES NEWS BULLETIN RE NEW LAWS AND YES THE FINE IS $75 ON THE SPOT IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR LICENCE ON YOU WHEN ASKED BUT IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LICENCE AT ALL THE FINE IS STILL $200.
Firstly I have just received a newsletter from NSW fisheries (NSW Industry & Investment) and there is good news and bad news.
OK firstly the good news. The fine for getting caught out on the water fishing without a licence has DECREASED , from $200 to $75. Not often you get a decrease.
Well we have certainly had enough rain, but the river is looking terrific and there are lots of fish to be had. Good catches of flathead and bream and late may will be the start of the larger sea bream in the river. Also May is the "start" of the luderwick season. These fish are caught all year around but are in larger numbers in the colder months. Usually we start to get good supplies of weed sent up from Yamba as the demand increases. Hopefully the rain will not be heavy during this time and the weed will not get washed away.