1 January 2021 fishing report & news


1 January 2021

*Happy new year!

*Rivers starting to fire up big after the rain

Dad joke:

New Years resolution-

I am giving up drinking for a year.

Sorry that came out wrong.

I am giving up. Drinking for a year.


G’day everyone, I had my first trip back on the water yesterday after having a xmas break with my family. 

My clients Steve and his son Jimmy were keen to focus on deep water jigging with hard and soft bodied vibes in a few of the many deep holes that can be found in the Tweed river. This suited me as it is a great technique and the tides were perfect with two tide changes during the duration of the trip. 

Jimmy with a nice jew caught on a Samaki vibe jigged in 43 foot of water
Small big eye trevally like this one fight great on light gear in deep water

The key to success when fishing the deep holes are tide changes and finding big schools of bait on the sounder that are holding close to the bottom. The result was fantastic with a variety of species coming up from the depths which included bream, whiting, big eye and giant trevally as well as a heap of flatties and a nice jewie. We had a bit of bad luck with the trebles on the samiki vibe pulling free on a massive jew right beside the boat and just out of net range but that is fishing. 

As I predicted the recent flood has really fired up the action and the fishing is looking great for the start of the 2021 season. Please use absolute caution on the river as there a still big logs floating around everywhere after the flood. We saw one boat hit a log at speed and tore the transducer off the back of his boat but the damage could have been much worse. 

Well everyone that is all for the week and I would like to wish you and your families a very happy New Year.   

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Happy new year everyone, here’s hoping for a more settled year for the world.

It’s been two weeks since the Gold Coast received drought breaking rain and the middle reaches of the Nerang river are fishing extremely well for an abundance of flathead, whiting, bream, trevally, and a crazy amount of bream. All these fish are feeding on jelly prawns which have been flushed out of creeks and drains.

You can view some river action from yesterday here:

A day of river fishing with Andrew and the boys

River prawns, yabbies, Ecogear ZX blades, Samaki vibes, and Pontoon 21 crackjack 48 sp dr hardbodies are all proven to catch huge numbers of fish in these areas.

I’ll be fishing both the river and broadwater at times this month depending on tides and weather. The mangrove jacks will start to become easier to find this month if we don’t get more floods.

Some big mud crabs are moving after the rain
Andrew, Ian, Sam, Riley & Lachlan

The monster whiting I’ve been targeting on broadwater flats charters will be around still, and what a season it’s been already with 24 of them now exceeding 40cm, and many over 35cm. 

The seaway will fish well on the smaller tides for mulloway and jacks, while the broadwater reefs will start to fire for Tuskfish, flathead, and whiting.

Andrew cooked up a fresh seafood dinner after his charter with Clint

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Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Friday: 77

Saturday: 52

Sunday: 20

Monday: 14

Tuesday: 21

Wednesday: 67

Thursday: 54

*This is just a prediction. There are many factors when it comes to fishing and fish are unpredictable at times, there are no exact guarantees. We include this just for fun and see how it plays out every week.

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