Tides play an important role in fishing and there are advantages for low and high tides. Low tides allow you to walk along the beach while locating gutters and features in the sand which will be well underwater once the tides comes in. Also, when the tide is out, you may be able to get the casting distance required to fish the deeper waters beyond the edge of sand shelves.
A few hours leading up to the peak of a rising high tide is the most productive surf conditions to fish. As the tide starts rising higher above the sand bars and gutters, the fish happily swim over sampling the fresh smorgasbord of food on offer. The smaller fish chasing smaller morsels will also attract bigger fish like mulloway
and sharks. The best scenario for beach fishing
occurs by coinciding the rising tide (or one to two hours before) with dawn or dusk. And better still, fishing inside a nice gutter during this time!!