19 May 2023 fishing report 🎣


19 May 2023


G’day everyone the big news earlier this week was the incredible amount of rain we received with some areas along the coast and the upper catchments receiving over 150 mm in the gauges. 

This beautiful big 40cm whiting smashed a breamer vibe

This is super exciting as this is going to fire the start of our winter season right up. The flathead and school jew should be right on the chew next week and when the water starts to clear up a bit more we might see the start of some big tailor moving into the river. If the tailor dont come in the next couple of weeks the full moon in June should almost guarantee their arrival with some big schools of sea bream also coming up the river to spawn. 

I have a couple of days available next week so if your keen to catch some flatties please feel free to contact me on 0419028704. 

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


Hi everyone, this week the arrow squid continued to spread throughout the broadwater. Just like fish they are not always easy to catch. The best time to catch them is the last three hours of run in tides, and first two hours of run outs. This week we have caught them at Southport, Marina Mirage, Biggera, and North Currigee.

Damo with some nice squid for dinner
Broadwater haul

Ecogear and Fish Inc squid jigs work well for me, while Ecogear ZX40 vibes also catch an amazing amount of squid on my charters. Flounder, flathead, and winter whiting are a common bycatch while jigging zx’s for squid.

The Southerly winds have been a pain this week, when they have got up to 20 knots then trolling hardbody lures have come in handy when targeting flathead. When the wind has been lighter and drifting has been possible there are lots of flathead to be caught on zx’s, MMD prawn vibes, and Zman plastics.

A mix caught in the broadwater

The rain we had this week has dirtied up the river water, and is noticeable on the run out tides. While estuary fish don’t like these sudden changes at first, we will notice the benefits in coming weeks and months with some great fishing.

Zman Minnowz Pearl getting the flathead bites

To book a charter with Clint 

SMS 0432 990 302 anytime.

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Saturday: 94 🌑

Sunday: 86

Monday: 66

Tuesday: 36

Wednesday: 15

Thursday: 15

Friday: 16 

Saturday: 58

Sunday: 64 🌗

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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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Call Brad on 0419 028 704 between 4-6pm daily 👍🏻

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