2 April 2021 fishing report & news


2 April 2021 


*Fishing excellent this week

*Typical Easter weather expected this weekend

Dad joke:

I told my wife she should embrace her mistakes…

She gave me a hug.


Well everyone it has been great to get back on the water over the last five days after not being able to fish with the rain and flooding that we have received. 

Mark with his 82cm PB flattie caught trolling an Atomic 85 double deep minnow lure.

The upper reaches of the river are still very muddy and unfishable but hopefully if the rain holds off the fish will start moving back up the system following the increase in salinity coming in from the ocean.

By careful planning and taking advantage of the big run in tides that we have had around the full moon we have had some really good fishing. 

I have been motoring down towards the mouth of the river and fishing the distinct current line where the clean ocean water is pushing back the dirty flood water. 

Ang with a cracker 41cm bream

These types of areas are a major feeding zone for fish and even the birds are bombing the water along the current line taking advantage of the abundance of baitfish pinned to the area. The birds have been the give away for me where the current line is while travelling down the river. 

The main species that have been smashing our lures are bream with big numbers of small bream flopping on to the deck of the boat but in amongst them have been some crackers either side of the 40 cm mark. These big bream are great sport on small lures and light gear with the best lures being the zx 40, Slam 47 and Samaki vibelicous. 

There are some nice quality school sized flatties around as well.

Trolling and deep jigging the same area has also produced some nice flatties and the odd grunter as well as a few big eye trevally..    

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After a break and some postponed charters due to bad weather I did my first charter today Friday in three weeks. 

I headed out this morning with regular customers Jonathan and his Dad Colin, and with the wind blowing SE 20-25 knots early we ventured upstream to the middle reach of Nerang river.

Jonathan with a decent flathead he caught on an Ecogear vibe

As soon as the tide started running in the fish turned on wherever we found bait patches on the fish finder, we had a ball catching over 30 fish on lures and yabbies, with flathead up to 60cm, lots of bream, and some grunter and whiting. Best lures were Ecogear ZX40 in 418, 440, 447 and best bait was live yabbies.

The water is clearing, but with expected heavy rain on Easter Monday and Tuesday we could see that reversing and more mud flooding down, and we will have to fish the broadwater later in the week. 

Usually after Easter the weather settles and we start to see beautiful days and my favourite time of the year to fish with quality flathead, squid, flounder, tuskfish, blue swimmer crabs, and many others on offer.

The flathead are responding well to Ecogear ZX40 vibes

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Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Saturday: 21

Sunday: 66

Monday: 54

Tuesday: 14

Wednesday: 14

Thursday: 18

Friday: 48

Saturday: 75

*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.

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