2 April 2022 fishing report


2 April 2022

*More floods but next week looking good

*Broadwater clearing

Dad joke:

My boss calls me “the computer”.

Nothing to do with intelligence, I go to sleep if left unattended for 15 minutes.


G’day everyone once again the rain came and after having such a great time last week the river has turned dirty. The reason for this is the low pressure system that came through. 

There is furniture and fridges and washing machines stuck in the mangroves all up the river

This totally decimated the northern NSW river systems with some areas recording 400 mm of rain from Coffs Harbour to the Tweed. I guess I can’t complain too much as many of the residents in this area are still trying to patch up their lives after the first flood. 

Can you imagine the force of the river to bust of a park table of its concrete foundation
Pontoon 21 crackjack lure Spanish Red colour is a weapon in dirty water
Andrew from Singapore with a school flathead
Joel with a river flattie caught while trolling

The good news is that we are not expecting rain in the near future and I will be working the early morning run in tides this week near the mouth of the river. I am pretty sure that I will post some good runs on the board as this is where the fish should be concentrated. At this stage I have vacancies for the 8th and 9th if anyone is keen to have a crack. 

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


Like Northern NSW, the Gold Coast also received a lot of rain which has muddied up the rivers once again. 

I did notice over the last few days however that the downstream area is clearing fast on the big run in tides. This means that we will experience good fishing soon rather than later. This coming week features my favourite morning tides for fishing the deeper broadwater channels from the seaway to Sovereign island.

Seamus with a nice flathead from the broadwater
David caught this squire on a Samaki vibe Grey Ghost colour
The bigger flounder are arriving for winter and readily grab vibe lures

Ignore the falling almanac, the fish will be hungry. Good options: seaway for jew, flats for whiting, flathead, channels for crabs and variety of fish.

I did get out fishing a few times this week, catching flathead and bream up Nerang river on Pontoon 21 crackjack hardbodies, and flathead, whiting, flounder, and bream around Runaway bay and Southport on Samaki vibes and Ecogear ZX40’s, with Sax scent uv prawn applied.

Tune in most Saturday mornings 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: 92

Sunday: 80

Monday: 55

Tuesday: 23

Wednesday: 14

Thursday: 14

Friday: 26

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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:

Next few weeks booking out fast for easter holidays.

Tweed river:

8 & 9 April only available.

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

Gold Coast:

Only Monday 4 April available.

SMS Clint 0432 990 302 anytime,

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