12 December 2021 fishing report


12 December 2021

*Fishing improving after the rain
*Weather looking good for full moon lead up

Dad joke:

I went to MacDonald’s and ordered 2 large fries.

They gave me around 75 tiny ones instead.


Brad has been fishing the Gold Coast in the past week, as Tweed river is still quite muddy. It will start to clear with the bigger full moon tides.

His lure fishing charters have been producing flathead, whiting, bream and trevally for his customers.

Best lure has been Samaki forktail 70mm vibe in ginger uv squid colour.

This coming week will see some excellent fishing as the fish feed hard before they spawn.

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

Jason with the best whiting of the day, 37.5cm
Clean and clear water


Again this week the big summer whiting has been my focus on charters, with plenty of flathead and bream appearing on the shallow flats too.

Even on the back of the new moon there was still quality whiting on the chew, albeit more shy than the moon lead ups. Patience is needed to pester them into submission.

Jordi (3) caught this 30cm whiting
Kym enjoying the flats, his wife Allison caught the most fish

Full moon is coming up this week, and the lead up to it as Brad said will see some excellent fishing on the flats for big whiting, flathead, and bream.

Nice size tides for most options, try vibes and plastics in mid sections of the river for flathead and jacks. The water is a good colour now after the rain, water temp broadwater 25 degrees, Nerang river 27 degrees.

Kym & Allison

The seaway is worth a go on the run out for mulloway and jacks, plenty of bronze whaler and bull sharks around too.

It’s a great time of year to be wading the flats with such warm water now, while some customers choose to fish from the boat where we anchor and still catch nice fish.

Beautiful haul of tings
Another great catch

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.

On 7mate today 11.30am I go whiting wading with Burty, replays will be online too, and a podcast with Burty coming up too on Spotify covering whiting tips.

To book a charter with Clint
SMS 0432 990 302 anytime.

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Sunday: 35
Monday: 14
Tuesday: 14
Wednesday: 16
Thursday: 45
Friday: 73
Saturday: 90

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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:

Had a couple of postponements, Wed and Thurs are available. Lead up to full moon, great time to catch a fresh feed of whiting!

SMS Clint 0432 990 302 anytime,

Or book instantly here:


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