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19 August 2022 fishing report 🎣🦑


19 August 2022

Dad joke:

A guy broke into my house last night and was looking for money.

So I got up and looked with him.


G’day everyone the weather was awesome this week and so was the fishing earlier in the week but unfortunately the back end went a bit quiet. 

The reason the last couple of days went a bit slow was the lack of run in the tides and a major barometer drop. It is amazing how you can have the best sounders as well as equipment and techniques and mother natures little tantrums have the last say. 

Manny with a nice winter mangrove jack
Wal with a great flattie

It was not like we didn’t catch anything over the past couple of days we just got less fish and worked harder to get them. The fish caught this week were flatties, bream, whiting, school jew and mangrove jacks. 

Lyn did well and caught a swag of flatties

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This week again there was lots of squid in the broadwater. It is now peak season for them and they should be on for the next month. I will be doing lots of squid fishing and chasing nice fish as well, so book in your private charter soon. Limited dates available.

Some recent highlights
Jenny caught this big arrow squid

The squid are now bigger and more numerous in their usual areas both sides of crab island, biggera, and in all the holes from Seaworld to Sundale bridge. Look for areas 4-6 metres deep and use 2.5 and 3.0 size squid jigs. My favourites are Ecogear  Dartmax in colours including green, gold, white, orange, pink, and purple, red in cloudy conditions. Cast them out far enough that they will reach bottom then either drift or slowly lift and drop and retrieve.

Ecogear Dartmax squid jigs new colours

Other than the squid there are some nice flathead on the flats and in the channels, plus flounder, bream, winter whiting, and tailor.

I have been noticing the bite including the squid has been dropping off during each day as the barometer drops.

Nice flathead on Knockin Tail plastic
Andrew caught this decent flathead on a Samaki vibe

This week we have some nice size tides for channel fishing in the broadwater, and casting lures over the edges of the sandbanks.

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Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Saturday: 42

Sunday: 14

Monday: 14

Tuesday: 15

Wednesday: 40

Thursday: 70

Friday: 88

Saturday: 96

Sunday: 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:

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Only one day still available this week, Wednesday

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