24 April 2022 fishing report 🎣


24 April 2022

*on the neaps good for jew

*rivers cleaning up

*new moon coming up this week

Dad joke:

Received a text from the wife saying she was breaking up with me.

Imagine how relieved I was when a couple of minutes later she texted ‘sorry wrong number’.


G’day everyone it was once again another big week on the water with some mild weather and a heap of fish caught on lures. 

Even though we caught big numbers and a variety of species we did not catch anything really big but at the end of the day it is always good to see a consistent bend in the rods. The species caught were a heap of bream as well as flatties, whiting, grunter, moses perch, estuary cod, flounder, trevally, school jew, grunter and tailor. 

Rocco with an early season chopper tailor
Their are heaps of flatties like this one caught by Owen taking lures in the Tweed

The numbers of tailor we caught show that the water temperature is starting to drop and it wont be long before the big tailor start moving into the river to spawn. 

The fun thing for my clients was to cast MMD Splash prawns at the tailor and watch them hit the surface lures. 

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Well thats it for this week and lets not forget that this is Anzac Weekend and our hearts and minds should go out to the brave men and women that have gone to war to protect our amazing country.

Dates available on Brad’s boat: 30 April, 1 May

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


A tougher week with some rain, wind, and neap tides, with the fish down in size. It still was a fun week though with lots of variety in the Nerang river and broadwater.

There were some nice whiting and flathead on the yabby flats, and flathead, flounder, tailor, squire, winter whiting, sand whiting, tarwhine and big bream in the main channels near the seaway.

Ross with his first ever jewfish

With so much bait around the deeper holes and canals in the Nerang river have been producing school jew, flathead, grunter, bream, sand whiting.

Yabbies and bloodworms have been the best bait. I have been pumping yabbies every day and buying live bloodworms from The Bait Shop at Arundel.

Some nice whiting up to 37cm on the flats
The river is fishing well

As always Samaki vibes and Ecogear ZX40 blades have been the best lures in the channels, and Pro Lure ST 42’s are good for casting on the flats.

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New moon is on Sunday 1 May, so the action will pick up noticeably in fish quality and quantity. We should see lots of fun fishing when the wind and rain eases this week too. I am hoping the arrow squid will start this week.

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:

Monday: 15

Tuesday: 14

Wednesday: 23

Thursday: 56

Friday: 79

Saturday: 93

Sunday: 96

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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:

30 April, 1 May available.

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

Gold Coast:

27 April available

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