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.


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How to dock like a boss

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The good news is that this windy, rainly weather is easing this afternoon and the forecast for Saturday and Sunday is pretty good with showers clearing Saturdays and the winds at only 11 km.hr E in the morning to 18 km/hr E in the afternoon. Sunday mainly fine and at 6 km.hr NNE in the morning to 20 km/hr NNE in the afternoon.

Offshore - Bad conditions the last couple of days have made current information impossible. One troubling fact coming from last weekend was the large number of call outs by Marine Rescue. While two were from vessels that had overturned that rest were from vessels that had experienced engine or fuel problems. With the beautiful weather I guess that boats that had not been used over the winter were being given their first run in a number of months. Always best to give them a bit of a run before crossing the bar. Looks like the mornings on the weekend should be good at this stage. Log on with MRNSW by radio or there is a free MarineRescue app. Now...you should be able to catch Snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch, trag on the 30's and around Cook Island. Reports early in the week of Wahoo and Spanish mackerel off the gold coast so you could try 9 mile. We will post and current info as we receive it.

Beaches - Whiting at Cabarita.

Beach gutters should be working early morning and late afternoon for Tailor. Kingscliff and Moobal.
On the gold coast at Bilinga and Palm Beach.

River - The rain should be good news for the crabbers. Mud crabs and Bass in the upper reaches. Whiting at the Anchorage on beach worms or yabbies. By boat - try behind Seagulls on the high tide in the morning.
Flathead along fingal sandflats and behind golf course
Trevally and Yellowtail kingfish from rock walls at the entrance.
School Jew at Cobaki bridge at night.

Photo is of the Tweed River looking toward Murwillumbah. Taken by Helen Moore Keogh.

Ring ahead for food orders on 0755995520 and avoid a wait.

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Step One.....Catch your fish........then ....here is a great recipe. ...

October Recipes are all about Fish! Hope you enjoy this Aussie classic with a pea twist! Recipe of the Week: FISH, CHIPS AND MINTED MUSHY PEAS Ingredients: Fish & Chips - - LOTS of sunflower oil for deep frying - 4 good white fish fillets (I used a beautiful snapper fillet from Cold Storage that was easy to work with and tasted wonderful) - 1/2 tsp sea salt - 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper - 2 cups plain flour + 2-3 tbsp extra for dusting - 1 heaping tbsp baking powder - 1-1/4 cups of cold beer - 4-5 big potatoes, peeled and sliced into chip-sized pieces Minted peas - - 20g unsalted butter - 4 cups of shelled peas - A small handful of fresh mint leave, chopped - One squeeze of lemon juice from half a lemon - Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper Method/s: Mushy peas - Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat, then add the peas and chopped mint. Cover the pan, turn the heat down a little bit and simmer for 10 minutes. (You will have to give the peas a shake every now and then to keep them from burning.) Add the lemon juice, sea salt and pepper. Then blend the peas in a blender till completely mashed. Keep the peas warm while making your fish & chips. Now cook your fish. Pour sunflower oil into a wok – enough to dunk the fish in – and heat to 190C. While oil is heating, season the fish fillets with the sea salt and pepper. In a large bowl, use a fork to mix together the flour, baking powder and beer. Leave your fish for a minute and work on your chips. Parboil your sliced potatoes in boiling water for 4-5 minutes till softened. Drain them in a colander and leave them there to blow off steam till they are dry. Dust the fish with some of the extra flour, and use a pair of silicon tongs (or the back of two spoons) to dip the fish into the batter and allow the excess to drip off. Then immediately lower the fish into the hot oil one at a time. Cook for 4 minutes or so until batter is golden. Remove from oil

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What a change in the weather!....from Summer back to winter. This photo is of the clouds literally rolling into Ballina yesterday. ...

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The largest flathead caught in the Flathead Classic held last weekend on the Gold Coast Broadwater. 96cm by Team Abu. ...

The recent 2015 Flathead Classic's longest Flathead, measuring at 96cm was landed on the Spiderwire Stealth Code Red 10lb ! Congratulations to Team Abu Garcia for bagging the second longest Flathead ever recorded in the history of the classic. Spiderwire lines has again proven to be the top choice of many tournament anglers and literally NOTHING GETS AWAY ! #spiderwire #2015flatheadclassic #codered #forthewin #winning

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