DRIFT Tackle and Takeaway

Drifr Tackle and Takeaway

45 Kennedy Drive, Tweed Heads, NSW, 2485
Call your orders in advance on (07) 5599 5520


We have been a bait and tackle shop for 19 years and a couple of years ago we have added a takeaway section. Now you can purchase all your tackle and bait needs and grab a fantastic local coffee, fresh or toasted sandwiches, Burgers,Bacon and Egg rolls, cold drinks, ice cream, cakes and salads. We also sell the NSW recreational fishing license including the half priced Tweed Only License. There is a full range of frozen bait and we do sell live beach worms. There is a full range of Tackle. There is the Best Local Coffee (we were voted in the top 10 for coffee in the Tweed region by Daily News) and we use Zetas award winning coffee. There are Delicious Burgers. There is local knowledge for your fishing needs and friendly service. So we welcome you to call in and see us.



Rainy conditions for most of the weekend and then fine on Monday (hmmmm - sound familiar) . There is good news and that is that the winds are not going to be strong and the fishing is good at the moment.
I will start with today as it is a holiday on the gold coast and a few of you might have the day off. Winds 9km.hr SSw in the morning and showers are clearing this afternoon and the winds increasing a little to 12km.hr ESE. Tomorrow rain and the winds in the morning at only 4km.hr SSE increasing to 15 km.hr E in the afternoon. Sunday rain and winds in the morning at 12km.hr S increasing to 18km.hr S in the afternoon.

For the tides go to www.bom.gov.au/australia/tides/ and click on the area you require. Add on 30mins for the river at Kennedy Drive Boat Ramp. The Anglers Almanac has today as Best, tomorrow and sunday good and Monday Best on prediction according to moon cycles.

Offshore. A report this morning from Cushy Fishing Charters is wind at 6 knots South. Current at 0.2 knots Drift SSE. They were catching Pearlies, Snapper, Flathead and Trag on the thirties. Quite of lot of small snapper around Cook and the mud hole. The odd spanish and spotted mackerel at Palm beach reef and Mermaid reef.

Beaches - Whiting and dart at Bilinga and further South at Cabarita and Salt. Tailor from the headlands at Cabarita and Hastings point.

River - Nice whiting around the Anchorage and sand banks off the tick gates at South Tweed. Flathead and whiting in Cobaki lakes and behind Seagulls. Trevally and chopper tailor from entrance walls of tweed. There are a few crabs starting to be caught as the weather heats up so certainly worth throwing those pots out.
Luderick at Boyds Bay Bridge and Jack Evans Boat Harbour and entrance of Cudgen Creek.

Photo is of Rainbow over Rainbow Bay.

For Burger and coffee orders you are welcome to ring ahead and avoid the wait. Phone 0755995520

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Whales feeding on large bait school off Byron yesterday......awesome ...

Bryde's Whales feeding on a huge ball of bait fish at Cape Byron yesterday

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Looks like it was a great morning off the Tweed today. First photo from Anthony Coughran who tells us he had a top morning, keeping 6 nice fish and some mac tuna for bait. The snapper is a photo from Reelfishin Charters, they caught some good pearlies and small snapper. ...

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Just arrived....CSTAR Prawns - they are working very well on Barra, Mangrove Jack, Flathead, and Trevally. They come rigged and weighted. Two per pack and only $8.00. ...

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