24 July 2020 fishing report & news


24 July 2020

*Tweed continues to produce flathead 

*Gold Coast broadwater has big variety of good eating fish, squid, crabs

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G’day everyone we had a quite a cool week with the south westerlies blowing and once again the flathead were the dominant species. 

Billy holding up a flattie caught trolling a diawa spike lure

Trolling slam and spike lures worked well as did jigging in around the 4.5 to 5.5 metre line with a combination of Ecogear zx40, vx45 and Samaki Vibelicious vibe lures. 

We also got a couple of quality whiting on the vibes and some nice sized tailor that are starting to move up the river. 

Mark caught this flattie trolling a dunk lure
This nice size tailor fell for an Ecogear ZX45 lure
Bigger whiting have been chomping Samaki vibes all winter


We have some rain arriving from a east coast low which will hang around until Sunday. While this can disrupt charters for a few days, it is vital for estuary systems to be healthy.

Our broadwater charters have continued with daily hauls of tuskfish, flathead, flounder, winter whiting, tarwine, arrow squid and others. We are so lucky to have so many tasty species available in calm water. We never go anywhere near bag limits, to ensure there is plenty of fish for the future. The snot weed has been annoying but it is still fishable. If you encounter thick amounts keep moving, the fish don’t like it and they move.

Typical broadwater catch

Best lures have been Ecogear ZX40 in 440 colour and Ecogear ZX43 in 414 colour. On cloudy days, run out tide, and early morning I smear some Smithy’s UV prawn Sax scent on the vibes, and on calm, clear days, run in tide I use Sax scent goldprawn.

Nice mix of seafood for our guests

Yabbies are extremely effective bait at the moment, and can be pumped even at high tide during the smaller day time tides. I am looking forward to getting out fishing after the rain, should be good in the broadwater this week. Fishing the run in tides will be the go, less weed. The tides aren’t too big to fish the main channels too.

Sax scent keeps rods bent!

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Friday:  38%

Saturday:   14% ????

Sunday:   18%

Monday:   62%

Tuesday:  59%

Wednesday: 16%

Thursday: 14%

*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: Fully booked

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Just one day still available- Wednesday 29th July. Broadwater for fish, crabs, squid with lures and yabbied 

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