1 January 2022 fishing report


1 January 2022

Dad joke:

My girlfriend threatened to leave me if I

didn’t stop pointing out random exits

and entrances.

I said: “There’s the door.”


G’day everyone it was a bit of a rough week with constant high winds from the southerly direction and rain cells cutting in periodically giving us a soaking. 

Lucky enough the Tweed offers us areas to provide some protection from the wind and some spots to flick some lures. We did not reach our usual quota of variety or size but certainly caught some flatties and a heap of bream. 

Reese was stoked to catch his first flattie on a lure and dry out from the rain

The results came from finding the protected deep holes out of the elements and jigging Ecogear ZX 40 and Samaki vibes while drying ourselves up after being drenched from the rain. 

All the best to our devoted followers and your families for the New Year. 

To book a private charter with Brad call him on 0419 028 704 around 4-6pm daily


Happy new year everyone!

Hope you’re all able to escape all the bs in the world and get back to nature. There’s nothing better than being out fishing, wherever it is.

Like Smithy we have been braving the conditions but catching some very nice fish. Fishing the flats while anchoring and wading has been very successful for goid hauls of sand whiting, flathead, and bream. The fish have been in very shallow water, sometimes only ankle deep with the smaller high tides.

Henry caught his pb whiting on a trip with Clint
Enjoying the beautiful broadwater flats

We have caught some fish on mmd splash prawns and soft plastics, but the bigger numbers of whiting have come on live yabbies. It is the best bait in the broadwater and we usually catch between 20 to 80 fish a day on them, with many whiting over the 35cm mark and one or two a day close to and over 40cm.

Lovely haul of summer whiting
Tasty flathead and whiting caught in very shallow water

I only have one date left in January with prime tides for whiting wading.

These fish are such good sport on ultra light line, and excellent to eat. They make bream look pretty slack as a fighting fish. 

It looks like cyclone Seth could move toward the coast in the next few days, let’s hope it stays offshore. Either way we will see strong wind, rain, and big swell. The only fishing options might be in sheltered canals, but best to avoid the water entirely on the worst days.

Once it clears we’ll hopefully get a run of nice weather and good fishing.

Tune in every Saturday morning 5-6am on 94.1 FM when I chat to Paul Burt and give fishing tips on his new radio show.

To book a charter with Clint 

SMS 0432 990 302 anytime.

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Sunday: 93

Monday: 95

Tuesday: 88

Wednesday: 69

Thursday: 39

Friday: 14

Saturday: 14

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*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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Tweed river:

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