i fished the bottom of brighton road (left of kingscliff facing out to sea) over the weekend and caught plenty of codling around the 10-12" and a few pouting. nothing huge but i did notice that the larger fish were coughing up crabs. if you can get them they would be best. i found that squid cut in-half (especially the heads 2-3 of them) on a pennel style seemed to lose the really small fish. dont leave out for too long as the crabs will have it! millions of the gits!
most of the fish seemed to be within 80yards.
i did hear of a 6lb ish? codling and a nice bass .
(i think the actual kingscliff beach is closed as thats where the prom collapsed)