22 November 2021 fishing report


22 November 2021

*Monster whiting in the broadwater

*Brad still getting good flathead

Dad joke:

I just bought a Christmas tree and my daughter asked “Dad, are you going to put it up yourself?”

Me: “No, I was going to put it up in the living room”


G’day everyone once again I spread the week out fishing both the tweed and goldy. 

The main species caught were flatties with most fish being very good quality averaging around the 50 cm mark. The flatties were smashing the slam minnows on the troll and were scoffing both zx 40’s and Samaki vibes bounced along the bottom in the deeper holes and channels. 

Cooper was stoked to catch his first GT
Chris and his dad had a ball getting on to school of quality flatties

The other species caught were some nice giant trevally which are an amazing sports fish on light tackle. We also spotted some birds and baitfish being hammered which at first we thought were trevally but ended up being school mackerel.  

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Mick with a school mackerel
Steve with a cracker 39cm bream


We’ve been going hard chasing monster whiting on the flats. We’re now in peak season for these magnificent fish until about February next year.

Last summer on wading charters we caught around 30 whiting over 40cm in length, and lost count of how many were over 35cm. The Gold Coast is a premium fishing destination for huge sand whiting and so far this summer is looking good again.

Beautiful broadwater flats
Kat was stoked with her pb monster whiting
Mason with two big sand whiting

The water temperature around some flats were as low as 20 degrees this week, which seemed to put the whiting off. Once we found an area with temp of 23 or above it was game on.

The channels have been quiet lately with smaller fish, we do need some heavy rain to flush things out. 

Result of a mornings wading
Brian took home a lovely feed

The almanac looks low on average this week, but if fish are hungry they will eat.

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.

Another great haul

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SMS 0432 990 302 anytime.

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Tuesday: 26

Wednesday: 14

Thursday: 13

Friday: 18

Saturday: 63

Sunday: 59

Monday: 16

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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: Fully booked. 21 December is the only date still available this year. First two weeks of January already already half booked out.

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