22 October 2021 fishing report & news


22 October 2021

*Whiting in numbers

*Early season rain flush

Dad joke:

I used to have a swear jar, but I changed it into a pessimism jar. Every time I get negative feelings, I put a coin in it.

It’s currently half empty.


Brad is still fishing Gold Coast waters this week, mixing it up between the broadwater, Nerang river, and the lakes.

After his return from a barra trip up North he caught flathead, bream, and trevally on charters using a mixture of Pontoon 21 crackjacks, Samaki vibes, and Ecogear ZX40 lures.

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

Stuart with a nice flattie
Tom caught this lovely bartail flathead on an Ecogear worm


The whiting really fired up in numbers this week, the rain we’ve had probably helping. In the channels there are winter whiting everywhere, thousands of them. 

We had a fun day with Odette and her mates from the Southport rsl fishing club, catching over 80 fish on Ecogear Isome worms, and yabbies.

Lots of whiting

Video here:

On other days I fished the shallows for sand whiting, which is great fun on ultra light tackle. 

Video here:

We also filmed a segment on whiting wading with Paul Burt for his show “Step Outside with Paul Burt” which will be coming up on tv soon, on the 7mate channel, and online.

Paul Burt with a nice 37cm whiting

This coming week the tides will suit my flats charters, and there is good flathead and bream turning up over the banks as well as the big sand whiting. Almanac is low this week but that means nothing if the fish are hungry. The water temperature is rising again after it fell in the broadwater, now up to around 24 degrees, big higher up Nerang river.

Mick caught this big whiting on Ecogear ZX40 lure

I only have one day still available this week, and that is Monday 25 October. SMS asap 0432 990 302.

A nice haul from fishing the shallows

The Great Queensland getaway promo ends in a weeks time or when all vouchers are gone. You can score up to $100 per person discount with my charters. SMS me  0432 990 302 to book.

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.

To book a charter with Clint 

SMS 0432 990 302 anytime.

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Saturday: 65

Sunday: 34

Monday: 14

Tuesday: 13

Wednesday: 13

Thursday: 48

Friday: 69

Saturday: 25

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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:

Brad is fully booked,

Call Brad on 0419 028 704 between 4-6pm daily for next available dates

Gold Coast:

Only one day still available this week-

Monday 25 October.

SMS Clint 0432 990 302 anytime,

Or book instantly here:


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