Gold Coast’s #1 Rated Estuary Fishing Charter

Learn how to fish or discover the best fishing spots on the coast on an exciting fishing adventure with local fishing legend Captain Clint.

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Exclusive private, calm water fishing adventures for 1-4 passengers. Quality Shimano, Samaki, and Atomic Arrowz fishing rods and reels. Fully guided fishing tuition for anglers of all experience levels, guaranteed to catch fish. Comfortable and safe boat, exploring and cruising the beautiful, protected waterways of the Gold Coast
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Colin Ah You
April 5, 2022

Clint is the guy! He can't do enough and there is nothing he doesn't know! The day was over so quickly! He accommodates everyone's needs without any fuss! HDINCLUDING Including

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Shannon Munro
March 17, 2022

I’ve only ever been on one charter (which was in NSW) and although he was knowledgeable he wasn’t sociable at all and I never felt comfortable. Then I had a crack at a second charter with Clint on the goldy, and I couldn’t be more impressed! To his credit after all the rain we have had in the summer and the windy conditions predicted he basically told me not to bother as it was not worth my money to head out. I loved the honesty from him! But I was still keen to head out, he came up with a plan and we did quite well considering, with a fair few flathead and whiting coming aboard all on lures. I had a fantastic time with Clint, it felt like I was fishing with a mate from years back. Can’t wait to do it again when I return! Cheers Clint🤙

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Michael CAFFERY
January 17, 2022

Had a solo charter with Clint last week wading for whiting, had a great day as well as catching some monster whiting learned a lot. Clint is the go to Charter Captain on the Gold Coast Broadwater/River systems. Clint obviously loves chasing / wading the flats for whiting and nothing is too much trouble for him. Thanks Clint looking forward to more charters.

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mick manttan
October 23, 2021

Had a great day fishing with Clint. learned More & got more fish in a day then months on my own. Great experience friendly & can put you on the fish. Clint also sells some cracker ecogear tackle that works @ great prices as well.

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Casey John
October 11, 2021

Learn more from a day fishing with Clint than years trying to work out myself - thank you! Great charter, highly recommended. 100% will do again.

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Dean Spring
July 29, 2021

Had an Awesome Morning out fishing with Clint, extremely helpful and crazy knowledge about the fish and water ways. Was a slow morning on the water but with great persistence from Clint it wasn’t long before we had caught a heap of fish. Cheers Clint Hayley and I loved it.

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John Cumberland
July 29, 2021

Hi Clint, thanks for a great time on the water today, learnt a lot and enjoyed myself in your company. Looking forward to Flathead and Squid for dinner tonight. Will recommend your charter to anyone. Keen to do the Jack charter later in the year so will keep in touch. Cheers John.

100% recommend booking a charter with these guys. Booked as a surprise for my partners birthday when we were visiting friends in QLD and we had a great day out on the water. The fish made us work hard on the day but Clint (our guide) took us to so many different spots and we went home with a very decent haul of squid. A really friendly genuine guy, would definitely book again.

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Rod Holcombe
April 21, 2021

A mate and I went out with Clint yesterday on to the Broadwater. It was a learning trip for us and we had a fantastic time. The biggies weren't biting (except for the one that Clint couldn't handle) but there was plenty of small action and we thoroughly enjoyed our day and our time with Clint. Learnt a lot and we'll definitely do it again. Thanks Clint.

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Doug Reynolds
December 5, 2020

After a couple of delays due to weather, we finally got out with 11 year old twin grandsons with Clint for a session in and around the Broadwater. Targeting flathead and whiting, both wading and boat fishing, Clint shared his knowledge, from pumping yabbies, finding and landing some quality fish. A great relaxing day with a friendly guide made for a great day out. Highly recommended for all ages. Clint was very confident we would get some nice fish and we did. Did not disappoint.

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Kevin Stevens
July 29, 2020

Bloody excellent. These people know their work. Going again in 4 days..

My boys and I had an awesome day with Clint. We highly recommend this fishing charter. Clint is a great bloke, Had a great day learning new spots and techniques. Got a really good catch that day. We’ll be back for more good times with the family . If your looking to get some knowledge in fishing the Broadwater or a feed get in touch with Clint.

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Rob Martin
June 27, 2020

Clint was a top charter captain and I would highly recommend his charter to anyone thinking of fishing the calm waters of the Gold Coast. Went with the family and we had a fantastic day catching many species of different fish, squid and picked up some sand crabs out of his pots on the way home. We tried different techniques and my family now love using lures and the challenge it presents. Many fish caught, lost count of the total and most returned to catch another day but a very nice collection of legal size fish and squid retained for the dinner table that evening. Thanks Clint and will be back soon to try some different fishing spots around the Coast with you. Thumbs up for anyone wanting a great day on the water.

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brent t
June 20, 2020

Cheers clint great day out, great bloke knows the area put us straight onto the bust ups would recommend for all experience levels, even recommends great ways to cook your catch A+ champion 👍🏿

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Daniel Dolan
May 12, 2020

Clints a top bloke with an incredible knowledge of the Broadwater and surrounding waterways. Clint had us on the fish instantly with fish being caught constantly all charter, it was a top day on the water

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Greg Yong
April 26, 2020

I went on this charter to try and work out how to catch more fish consistently. Clint was easy to talk to, incredibly knowledgeable and put us onto a heap of fish on what was for him a ‘quiet’ day. Proof is in the pudding as I went out the day after and already am catching more fish than I otherwise would and that’s before I really get good at some of things I learned. Completely different methods and spots to try which really change what you think and see on things like social media. Highly recommended and will go back for a jack charter in summer for sure.

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chai mcconnell
February 8, 2020

Clint's River Charters is a must do if you are on the Gold Coast! Clint and Wazza are good guys, very friendly and highly knowledgeable of the fishing options on the GC. The boat is safe and comfortable and the gear supplied is very good. I've used guides in NZ, the USA and fished Swains Reef on four occasions and the experience provided by the guys is awesome. Whether you're a local, live in SE Qld or a visiting tourist this charter is absolutely worth a try. My friend and I live in Brisbane and we went out with Clint and Wazza twice in the past two months chasing the elusive mangrove jack. On our first trip we had an awesome time catching bait. Clint and Wazza showed us a new technique we had never used before and we caught 14 species including squid and whiting. It was so much fun and we appreciated learning a new way to fish. With a live tank full of bait we set off to try our luck with Jacks. Unfortunately, they weren't cooperating but not without a huge effort from Clint and Wazza. We fished into the early morning and eventually had to pull the pin but the effort of the guys to put us onto the fish was above and beyond the average charter experience. The guys were really disappointed but that's fishing for this challenging species. We had no hesitation to sign up again for another trip before the forecast rains hit. We drew another blank but not through any lack of effort by the guys. The fish just weren't cooperating and we still had an awesome time. Overall, the pick up venue has good facilities (food, coffee and toilets). There are no toilets on the boat but I'm sure the guys know where one is if you needed to go. Can't thank the guys enough for this awesome experience. We will be back!

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kerri mortimer
January 1, 2020

Our fishing experience with Clint was great!!! Bait fishing was fun but the 4 Mangrove Jack caught were amazing!!! My husband simon caught 2 in a row!! Was well worth it and would definitely do it again.

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Dexter Lim
September 29, 2019

Two years on and the kids still loved going out on the water with Clint. Friendly, excellent with families and all round good bloke. We had a great time again mate.

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Gary Mcintyre
September 25, 2019

Rippa day out today. Clint did an exceptional job of sharing his wealth of knowledge.

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ricky buttigieg
September 4, 2019

Had a blast on Clint’s boat, had an afternoon session and caught a vast variety of fish on small vibe lures. Will definitely be back to learn some more in the future thanks mate!

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LUKE BOWDEN
July 29, 2019

These guys are great, recently purchased some lures of them. They gave me tips and pointers about how/when to work the lures. There knowledge is second to none, not to mention great price. They really look after you. Highly recommend.

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Anthony Hollis
July 3, 2019

Great day fishing the Nerang and channels with Clint. If you are thinking about booking this, don't hesitate. Local knowledge, plenty of expert tips, lots of fish. Just an awesome day. Clint is great with kids too, my kid now wants to be a fisherman when he grows up.

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Wayne Kelly
June 26, 2019

We had a charter booked for Mums Birthday present. The lead up to our day out was a little rainy and windy. Clint gave us the option to postpone but we chose to head out. We got lucky with a couple of hours in the Broadwater with little wind, Clint put us on the spot with our first drops. When the wind got up Clint new exactly where to go and kept us out of the wind and warm. We landed 9 different species with Mum landing an 87cm flathead, which is something we may never see again in our time fishing. Clint was more than happy to share his expertise and from our trip out with him, I am certain we will land more fish on any future outings. I highly recommend Clint for an awesome day out and plenty of fish. We will be back

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Robert Millar
May 12, 2019

Top notch day out in the boat, and more fish than we could eat! Highly recommended.

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Luke Walsh
April 20, 2019

Had a great day on the water with Clint. It's like going fishing with a mate except he is an expert angler as well. My wife was happy when I returned home with a huge feed! His knowledge was priceless! Thanks mate.

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Jaycoop fishing
April 18, 2019

Finally got to go fishing with clint and it was more like fishing with a mate than a charter !Great host and his knowledge on the water is awesome.Had a good fishing session and will definitely be returning for more fishing trips with clint!🎣🎣👍

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Andrew Thomson
April 12, 2019

I booked Clint for a fishing Charter for myself via email nearly 12 months in advance.He was very prompt with email replies and very helpful and stayed in touch. Contacted me the day before the actual charter to organise the fishing day. Was so easy,- I just had to walk across the road from our accommodation and he picked me up in the boat from a Pontoon behind Pacific Fair. Boat was spacious and full of top quality Shimano gear. We fished in several places throughout the Canals on our way to Broadwater and around Stradbroke island. I've been fishing a long time but I learnt a fair bit from Clint about lures and tides and general tips. We caught a vast range of species and his knowledge of fish was excellent. Unfortunately the weather was pretty ordinary and we got pretty wet a few times. I half expected Clint to end the Charter due to the weather but to his credit he stuck it out. Conversation flowed eadily. Clint was really down to earth and after a while I felt like I had known him for years. I thoroughly enjoyed my day with Clint and would happily recommend him to anyone. 5 STARS. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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K &A D
April 1, 2019

Like always its was another exciting and excellent experience of fishing with Clint on Brad Smith fishing Charters couldn't ask for anymore . Different species, jeweys, flathead snapper, whitings and much more. I recommend anyone that who wants to have a great fishing experience and learning at the same time lure fishing come on book your trip with these guys check their Facebook page of the fish i caught yesterday on Brad Smith Fishing Charters Thx again Clint Alaeddin 🐟🎣🎣👍👍👍👍😍😁

Went on a private lure tour with Clint, my dad is a bait man and after the techniques we learnt he is keen to give lures a go. Clint got us onto the fish was a really good day. We caught a 68cm golden Trev, Tailor, whiting squid flathead . mixed bag Reccomend.

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Wayne Shelley
March 18, 2019

Clint is a very experienced guide on the Broadwater and around the rivers of the Gold Coast. He is always willing to share as much info a possible on lures to use, tides and moons to fish and specifically locations. I have done a handful of charters with Clint now and scored fish each and every time. The last charter we did, we specifically targeted Large Mangrove Jacks... and I was not dissapointed with Clint getting me onto a 51cm Trophy Fish (I also dropped another as big). Can't speak highly enough of Clint and his operation. Cheers

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Liam Matthews
December 10, 2018

When it comes to fishing charters Clint is the man, very experienced angler with lots of knowledge and tricks, he went above and beyond for us making sure we always had the best chance of landing some solid fish! Was a fantastic day out! Caught a wide range of species and had a good feed of fish! Would highly recommend a charter with Clint We will definitely be back!

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Terry Brennan
December 4, 2018

I have now had several charters with Clint, always a great day out rain, hail or shine. Always goes that extra step to put you on the fish and try new areas and techniques as well as a great host and guide who often goes beyond the "normal" day to find fish when the conditions are not perfect. Great to go fishing with, someone with pride in their work and who values their clients, go the "T" bagging Clint 😀👍🏼. Regards Terry

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Milly Clare
November 26, 2018

My Grandson wanted to go fishing with Grandpa and what an amazing day he had. Could not stop talking about it -Thank you Clint

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Matthew Dean
November 14, 2018

Took my 4 year old son for his first fishing adventure. With myself being inexperienced & my sons first time we could not have asked for a better teacher. Was the highlight of our Gold Coast holiday & will definitely be making a booking with Clint when we are next in town.

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Honesty Snacks
November 13, 2018

On a recent holiday to Broadbeach I was looking for something my son and I could enjoy together and came across Gold Coast River Charters. Instead of bobbing up and down in the ocean getting sea sick we fished the rivers, canals and back waters and had an awesome day. Our captain Clint was very professional and knew his stuff constantly hunting for the bite and finding different varieties of fish to catch. We had a very memorable day out and I'm sure my son will remember his catch for years to come, thanks for an amazing experience.

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yonshung
October 4, 2018

Clint is experience and very friendly. Highly recommended for anyone who are interested in fishing in Gold Coast.

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Mark Hill
September 11, 2018

Last Sunday 9th September, 3mates & I headed out with Clint from Brad Smith Fishing Charters for an amazing day on the Tweed. Not only did Clint pass on valuable tips, info & important know how, he was the perfect host all day, working hard to put us in the strike zones. This is illustrated by myself reaping the rewards of his hard work by catching the fish of a lifetime, my personal best flattie measuring in at a beast of 81cm. For all your fishing needs, Clint is your man, you won’t be disappointed.😃👍🏽🎣🐟

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Mark Schafer
August 27, 2018

Awesome day out with Clint! Learnt so much and caught heaps. Would recommend to anyone 👍

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Aikalo Pisupo
August 25, 2018

Went out with Clint on the 24/08/18 Have to say was my best experience so far ✊🏾👌🏾 Patient bloke with a lot of knowledge to share to someone new to lures like myself. Helped me hook on my first fish using lures and taught me things I wouldn’t share until you do this charter yourself. ( you won’t regret it) Definetly be back during the jack season. Also thanks for filleting and showing us how to handle the flatties bud first and certainly not the last time having flathead for dinner 😬🤭 Ps we debunked the banana theory ahaha

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Joshua Crabtree
August 19, 2018

My mate and I had a great day out with Clint. Top bloke and he got us onto some awesome fish. Thanks guys!!

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Peter Tiralongo
July 9, 2018

Clint took us out on the Nerang River. Great day!! The man did everything to get us onto the fish. My little 7 year old nephew bagged 2 50+ flatties and was happy as. Clint is a very conscientious skipper and ensured everyone got the best chance to bag some beauties. We will definitely be booking again soon. Thanks Clint

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Jon Lennon
July 3, 2018

Had a great day with clint he didnt catch any fish but showed us how catch them and we got heaps thanks again clint J.charter

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DLM Adventures
July 3, 2018

Best inshore charter on the GC ! If your looking for a charter that quarantines you will catch fish this is the one! I have been 3 times with this charter and learn something new and catch a heap of fish!

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John Drakos
July 3, 2018

Had a great day on the water. Clint was fantastic and knew how to put us on the fish. Highly recommend

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Jason Dub
June 17, 2018

Great day out with Clint on the Nerang using a mixture of vibes and bait. Went out with the family and we all managed to achieve our goal of catching our first flathead. His experience and local knowledge got us on to the fish straight away and helped make it a great day on the water. Definitely recommend this charter for people of all skill levels whether its for a family outing or a social gathering. Will be going back for a return trip for sure.

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Maelani Mills
June 15, 2018

We had a wonderful day out with Clint and our fishing obsessed 4 year old. Clint was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to to talk to. We are fishing novices and Clint showed us all the ropes and the day was a success - lots of fish caught to the delight of our little guy. We’ll be back next year - highly recommended!

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Ross Kerker
June 1, 2018

I have done charters with both Smithy and Clint, both are masters of their domain, if you want to catch fish in the river and have a great time on the water in a clean and well fitted out boat, look no further!

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Andreas Supper
May 30, 2018

Hi All you Fishos that don't have a boat. I went on Clinton's charter and that was the best day fishing ever. This guy knows his stuff and went beyond my expectations. He showed me many different techniques and we caught 12 different species. I can highly recommend his charter. Thank Clinton for a great day out on the water.

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Scott Fryer
May 29, 2018

I booked a charter with Clint and from the get go he was professional and very easy to deal with. We got to our charter and as expected Clint was amazing from the minuet we started to the end of the day Clint put us on the fish from the first cast and all day he had us reeling them in he knew his stuff and was very helpful his gear was well maintained and he was very knowledgeable I will definitely be booking another charter with Clint and I can’t wait

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Reviews

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Based on 61 Reviews
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Colin Ah You
April 5, 2022

Clint is the guy! He can't do enough and there is nothing he doesn't know! The day was over so quickly! He accommodates everyone's needs without any fuss! HDINCLUDING Including

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Shannon Munro
March 17, 2022

I’ve only ever been on one charter (which was in NSW) and although he was knowledgeable he wasn’t sociable at all and I never felt comfortable. Then I had a crack at a second charter with Clint on the goldy, and I couldn’t be more impressed! To his credit after all the rain we have had in the summer and the windy conditions predicted he basically told me not to bother as it was not worth my money to head out. I loved the honesty from him! But I was still keen to head out, he came up with a plan and we did quite well considering, with a fair few flathead and whiting coming aboard all on lures. I had a fantastic time with Clint, it felt like I was fishing with a mate from years back. Can’t wait to do it again when I return! Cheers Clint🤙

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Michael CAFFERY
January 17, 2022

Had a solo charter with Clint last week wading for whiting, had a great day as well as catching some monster whiting learned a lot. Clint is the go to Charter Captain on the Gold Coast Broadwater/River systems. Clint obviously loves chasing / wading the flats for whiting and nothing is too much trouble for him. Thanks Clint looking forward to more charters.

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mick manttan
October 23, 2021

Had a great day fishing with Clint. learned More & got more fish in a day then months on my own. Great experience friendly & can put you on the fish. Clint also sells some cracker ecogear tackle that works @ great prices as well.

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Casey John
October 11, 2021

Learn more from a day fishing with Clint than years trying to work out myself - thank you! Great charter, highly recommended. 100% will do again.

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Dean Spring
July 29, 2021

Had an Awesome Morning out fishing with Clint, extremely helpful and crazy knowledge about the fish and water ways. Was a slow morning on the water but with great persistence from Clint it wasn’t long before we had caught a heap of fish. Cheers Clint Hayley and I loved it.

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