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11 March 2022 fishing report


11 March 2022

*Weather and water slowly clearing

*Fish coming on the bite

*Charter offer ends soon

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Dad joke:

Got a parking ticket yesterday. Not sure why.

The sign said fine for parking.


G’day everyone on behalf of Clint and myself we put out or best wishes to the communities that live on the Tweed River that have and are still suffering from the horrible flood event. 

Today was my first day back on the water after volunteering my time and boat to help people along the river as they desperately needed support in this very tough and saddening period . The client I had today knew it was going to be tough going but was well rewarded by the challenging conditions and managed to catch some flatties, bream, whiting, moses perch, estuary cod and was unlucky that a nice jewie spat the lure just outside of net range. 

Pete was well rewarded today after catching a variety of species and losing a jewie with this cracking 73 cm flattie

It was great today to be back guiding and I look forward to fishing next week and trying to help as many flood affected people as I can.     

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


Fished the broadwater this week, fish were hard to get on lures on the dirty water. Ecogear ZX40’s in gold colours worked ok on whiting, but yabbies and Ecogear worms were most effective.

Dave with nice blue swimmer crab & whiting
First day fishing after the floods

There are some sand whiting and winter whiting in the Southern broadwater, with bigger tides coming this week the fishing and crabbing action should improve further. 

Plenty of grunter, bream, and tarwhine are around the mid section of Nerang river which are all fun on light tackle. Yabbies, bloodworms and prawns will all work well.

Not a bad morning fishing & crabbing
Clint with a 38cm ting
Fishing with yabbies at nerang river

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Brad’s boat:

Tweed river or Gold Coast river

Two passengers maximum

6 hour private charters

Lure fishing, light tackle


Pay for two charters upfront, and get $200 total discount off normal prices for a one person or two person charters, plus a free copy of Brad’s hardcopy book “River to Reef Gold Coast”

Bigger discount available for three trips booked in advance, and gift vouchers can be mailed to you.

Call Brad 0419 028 704 to book or discuss options.

Clint’s boat:

Gold Coast broadwater/ Nerang river

Four passengers maximum

6 or 8 hour private charters

Lure and/ or bait fishing


Pay for two charters upfront, and get $100 total discount off normal prices for a one or two person 6 hour charter, or $150 total discount off three or four person charters, plus a free copy of Brad’s hardcopy book “River to Reef Gold Coast”

SMS Clint 0432 990 302 to book and enquire

Thanks to all our friends and followers for all your support over the years, we look forward to sharing great times with you again soon.

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:

Saturday: 14

Sunday: 13

Monday: 15

Tuesday: 42

Wednesday: 70

Thursday: 88

Friday: 96 (full moon)

Saturday: 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:

Fully booked

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