16 April 2021 fishing report & news


16 April 2021

*Water clearing, plenty of fish variety

*Charters heavily booked

*Mulloway conditions this week

Dad joke:

Did you know Stephen King has a son named Joe?

I’m not joking, but he is.


G’day everyone, well finally we have had a week of good weather with the sun shining and very light winds prevailing. 

The story of the week has been bio masses of bream destroying our lures with constant double hook ups all day. We have been catching up to 50 bream a session and it hasn’t mattered whether or not we were trolling slams or Pontoon 21s or drifting with Samaki vibes it has been about getting constant double hook ups. 

Little Archie was happy with this nice flattie

Most of the bream have been small to average in size, there were some nice quality ones in amongst the huge numbers of them. I have also been watching the commercial mud crabbers lifting in their pots and the pots are bursting at the sides full of bream it is hard to believe how many bream can fit in one crab pot. 

We also managed to catch a few flatties with a couple of nice quality ones coming on board. The tides ae good for the coming week so I will be sounding around the deep holes and hopefully might pick up a few big jewies.

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

Harry caught this nice flathead on lure


The broadwater fished ok this week with lots of medium sized fish. The water has cleared heaps, almost to the point where run out tide fishes better.

This coming week the almanac looks poor which should mean good fishing haha. 

Annika did well on the tuskies
Alex with a decent flathead

The past week has been all about sounding around to find the bait then dropping lures and yabbies straight below.

It’s been good to see lots of healthy tuskfish as well as plenty of flathead, whiting, other fish, and a few crabs. 

Neap tides are around this coming week which will give us a chance to fish the seaway for jew, and the middle of the deepest channels for longer periods with yabbies, Ecogear ZX40 and 43 blades, Pro Lure blades, and Samaki Vibelicious soft vibes.

Stunning Autumn day
Another tasty mix from the broadwater
Zack won the day with a nice grass tuskfish and grass whiting

To book a charter with Clint SMS 0432 990 302 anytime

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Saturday: 14

Sunday: 14

Monday: 26

Tuesday: 69 ????

Wednesday: 47

Thursday: 13 ????

Friday: 17

*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: 

Brad only has Thursday and Sunday available, good opportunity to target flathead, mulloway, and bream.

Call him between 4-6pm daily on 

0419 028 704 to book.

Gold Coast:

Only Monday, good for vibe fishing the calm water reefs and the seaway for mulloway.

SMS Clint 0432 990 302.

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