1 October 2022 fishing report 🎣


1 October 2022

Dad joke:

What’s green, fuzzy, has 4 legs and will

kill you if it falls out of a tree?

A pool table.


G’day everyone it was a bit of a tricky week with the Tweed River running like mud, with the huge rain depression dropping up to 300mm in the upper catchment last thursday and friday. 

With some clever planning I decided to plan my trips around the entrance of the river on the run in tides to try and gain some salinity and a bit of clarity in the water. It was also important to produce the goods as I have had kids on board due to the school holidays. 

Little 6 year old Boston did very well catching some great fish on lures
Nico with one of the nice flatties he caught on the day.

As it turned out we smashed some great fish with the pontoon 21 crackjacks trolled around the 2 metre mark working well and the good old reliable zx 40s performing to perfection in the deeper sections. 

Tom was happy with catching some flatties but was a bit disappointed to drop a big jew beside the boat

To mix things up a bit for my clients I broke out some MMD Splash Prawns and we cast them around the shallows on the top of the tide and caught some bream on surface. The species we caught this this week were flatties, bream, whiting, school jew, whiting and grunter and a couple of small giant trevally.

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The annual flathead classic was held here this week, with over 7000 flathead caught and released over the three days! Quite amazing what great stocks of fish we have here. Congrats to all the winners, but it will be nice to see less crowds on the water this week haha.

58cm flathead on yabby
Lots of flathead this week

The flathead will be quiet this coming week, so I will chase some big whiting in the Southern broadwater. Hopefully the water warms suddenly now, it did get cool after the rain event.

It has been a great flathead season so far, and we have been catching good ones every day on 6th Sense, Gobblers, and Zman soft plastics, and on Samaki vibes, Ecogear ZX40’s, and yabbies. There has also been some nice tuskfish, flounder, sand whiting, winter whiting, tarwhine in the deeper channel along South Stradbroke island.

Martin caught and released this nice tuskfish
Kiwi caught some flatties for dinner

Nerang river is clearing quickly after the rain, and is now a good colour although still quite dirty on the last of the run out tides. There has been lots of mulloway around, we caught eight in the last two days, all little schoolies.

Full moon is on 10 October, we will see some great fishing leading up to that.

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Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Saturday: 13

Sunday: 38

Monday: 71

Tuesday: 33

Wednesday: 14

Thursday: 23

Friday: 56

Saturday: 80

Sunday: 93

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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.

Charter options this coming week:

Tweed river:

Call Brad on 0419 028 704 between 4-6pm daily 👍🏻

Gold Coast:  

Just Friday 7 October still available this week.

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