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23 July 2021 fishing report & news


23 July 2021

*Flathead and whiting at Tweed river

*Good school mackerel and squid at GC broadwater

Dad joke:

I accidentally drank a bottle of invisible ink last night.

I’m in the hospital now, waiting to be seen.


G’day everyone, the run of good flathead has continued, as is typical this time of year at Tweed river.

They are responding well to trolled minnow lures such as Pontoon 21 crackjacks through the shallows. 

Amanda with her first ever flattie
Jermaine with a great flattie

After cold snaps they are sluggish in the morning then wake up as the day goes on.

There has been some out of season sand whiting as well.

Dale with an absolute cracker whiting

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


On the days the weather behaved we caught lots of school mackerel and squid in the broadwater, and also some flathead, flounder, bream, tailor, trevally, and whiting.

Video from Friday’s charter
Hayley & Dean had fun catching mackerel
Nice tailor and school mackerel

The mackerel and tailor will take white pillies, small pillies, fast cranked small metals, and trolled deep diving lures. Look for baitballs on the sounder around the 6-7 metre depth and work the area when the tide is running.

For Queensland school mackerel I like using 10 lb Platypus Platinum main line, 12 lb fluorocarbon leader with small ganged hooks and a no. 3 ball sinker. They are incredibly fast and aggressive fish. 

Amazing fun on light tackle! Remember their minimum size is 50cm and possession limit of 10. Be very careful handling them too, they have super sharp teeth.

Razor sharp teeth
Delicious fresh broadwater squid

The razor gang seem to have scared the arrow squid out of the deeper water and into shallower.

Check out my Youtube channel for some of this week’s mackerel and squid fun:

Early next week looks like good weather and tides for the broadwater. I’ll be chasing more mackerel and squid for my charter guests, as well as flathead, tailor, tuskfish, flounder, whiting, bream, and whatever other surprise comes along.

This weekend looks quite windy from the West. Early morning run in tide along the Western shorelines and mid section of Nerang river is the best bet.

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: 95????

Sunday: 91????

Monday: 76????

Tuesday: 51

Wednesday: 19

Thursday: 14 ????

Friday: 17

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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:

Tuesday and Wednesday still available.

SMS Clint 0432 990 302 anytime,

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