17 December 2021 fishing report


17 December 2021

*Good fishing in the estuaries

*Clint on tv and podcast

*Online store special offers

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 TWEED RIVER by Smithy

G’day everyone once again I spent this week guiding between the Tweed River and the Broadwater. 

Working the areas where the edges of the clear water met the dirty water after last weeks rain provided the best results. 

Jim with a quality tailor caught on a pontoon 21 lure
Will with a nice flattie caught on a trolled slam lure

Fishing the fringes of discoloured water usually provide good results as these areas are where the bait concentrations are holding. Deepwater jigging as well as trolling produced a mixture of flathead, bream, whiting, giant trevally, moses perch and snapper.  

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


I don’t know about you, but there’s two things that always help me escape the bs going on in the world- good music, and good fishing.

There is a range of great fishing options now after the rain. Fishing has been very good everywhere from the Gold Coast seaway to Carrara in the Nerang river.

Jason caught some lovely whiting
Stunning flats

Bream in various sizes are in ludicrous numbers up the river in the brown run out tide water. We fished the Benowa to Carrara region this week with Samaki soft vibes and yabbies, and it was not easy to avoid the large numbers of bream but we caught some solid whiting, spotted grunter, and flathead. 

It is peak season for big sand whiting in the broadwater until February next year, and there are large schools of these sporty fish on the flats. Fish around 27-40cm in size are common, and the average size increases in the lead up to the full moon.

We also caught lots of flathead and bream on the flats this week around the seaway.

Nerang river catch

The almanac is very high this weekend so accompanied with stable temperatures and air pressure we will see some hot bite periods.

The mud and sand crabs will be in abundance at night time in Nerang river, the broadwater, and Jumpinpin.

You can watch the replay of my whiting wading segment with Paul Burt on 7mate here:


I also chatted whiting with Burty on his podcast, you can listen here in Spotify:

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: 90🔥

Sunday: 95🔥

Monday: 92🔥

Tuesday: 78

Wednesday: 53

Thursday: 21

Friday: 14 💩

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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:

Currently booked out but there might be 1-2 days become available with some customers changing dates.

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