11 September 2021 fishing report & news


11 September 2021

Dad joke:

Today, I shocked the hell out of the postman by opening the door completely naked.

I’m not sure what surprised him most: my nudity, or the fact that I know where he lives.

GOLD COAST RIVERS by Smithy & Clinto


G’day everyone obviously I have not been able to do my Tweed Report for some time now as I live in Qld and fish the Tweed. 

This has inspired me to think outside the block and look for some new grounds apart from the Broadwater that Clint and I know so well. 

The Gold Coast is surrounded by both natural and manmade waterways and my present area of operation that I am still learning is throwing up some great structure and some great fish on lures. 

Robb’s wife Nadine was disappointed to have the massive gt get away after pulling my boat along but was stoked to land this smaller one
Shaizuka caught a couple of great flatties

The main fish that my clients have caught have been bream with some nice quality fish being boated. The species that I have found not in numbers but very good quality have been flathead which are always great fun on the end of a lure. 

The absolute highlight of my new found grounds are the giant trevally that reside in this area and the fish we caught this week were around the 50 cm mark which are fantastic on light tackle. We had one beside the boat today that was massive and after nearly 30 minutes of playing it surfaced beside the boat and towed us along before destroying the trebles of the little Pontoon 21 lure. 

Robby always wanted to catch a GT so he was all smiles
PJ with a Gt from the new grounds

I am going to go a bit heavier in equipment this week as i have also been demoralized on the reef areas i have found and my guess it is the red devil the mangrove jack.   

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


Hi everyone, like Smithy I have been fishing the calm waters of the Gold Coast estuaries this week, everywhere from Chevron island to Jumpinpin. 

There has some arrow squid still at the Southern end around Southport, and large numbers of big flounder widespread. These superb table fish are easily caught on vibes lures anywhere there’s sand. They will readily strike at Samaki vibes and Ecogear ZX40 lures.

Nice variety from the broadwater including big flounder

I like to bleed them on capture, then straight on ice. Like any fish this greatly improves their edibility. Then scale and gut, rub whole in a mixture of tapioca flour, salt, pepper and a bit of garlic powder, then fry in a pan with olive oil. Amazing!

The dusky and bartail flathead are small to medium size this week. The bigger girls will be in the seaway feeding up. Water temp has been hovering around 20 degrees, and the water is nice and clean of weed at the moment. Run out tide is fishing best in the channels.

A taste of summer, the whiting are coming

Best areas: Sovereign island, Ephraim island, Labrador, Southport, Cronin island.

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: 18

Sunday: 13

Monday: 47

Tuesday: 69

Wednesday: 26

Thursday: 14

Friday: 20

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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 Wednesday and Thursday still available.

SMS Clint 0432 990 302 anytime,

Or book instantly here:


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