25 November 2022 fishing report 🎣


25 November 2022

Dad joke:

I’ve accidentally swallowed some Scrabble tiles. My next crap could spell disaster. 


Much the same this week with continued good weather and plenty of flathead in the middle reaches of Tweed river.

Jess with a big flathead caught on Zman ST Grubz

Ecogear ZX40 and Samaki Vibelicious lures have been working well and also catching school jew, mangrove jacks, whiting, and bream that are all feeding on bait in the deeper holes.

Hopefully the good weather continues for a while and we’ll keep seeing great fishing on light line. 

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


As always there has been good days and not so good days at the Gold Coast broadwater. The fish are not always hungry but we have been averaging 20-40 fish a day. 

Plenty of school flathead

The water is still hovering around 22 degrees on the shallow flats. Big day time run in tides around the new moon have been pushing in cool ocean water, making it ideal conditions for flathead. There is large schools of small whitebait in the broadwater which the fish are feasting on.

Todd Carney came for a fish with Clint
Paul caught this nice 50cm flathead on a Zman

Small plastics such as ZMan ST Grubz and 6th Sense Divine swimbaits have been the lures of choice to match the hatch. Rigged on TT Demonz jigheads it is then just a matter of casting on to sandy patches near weed beds and edges to find the aggressive feeding flathead. Always look for birds diving into the water for bait fish and the fish are never far away.

Jess caught this nice bream at Crab island

My favourite set ups for small soft plastic fishing are Samaki Archer 4-8 lb, TT red belly and black mamba 2-4 kg rods matched with 2500 Okuma ITX and Ceymar HD reels. For bigger plastics and jigheads you can use 3-6 kg rods.

I also have a 1-3 TT Black Mamba rod with a 1000 Okuma ITX reel which is a beautiful combo for fishing with small soft plastics such as the Zman ST Grubz and Prawnz.

A good day of flathead fishing

Drop in to Sporty’s fishing at Strathaird Rd, Bundall. Tony and Tracy stock all the top quality tackle and lures that I use.

Again this week best fishing areas have been Crab island, Little Crab Island, North Currigee, Browns inlet, and Runaway Bay.

These big tides are tricky to fish with some over clear water on run in so get right up on the edges and shallow banks.

Next week the sand whiting should fire right up on the flats and tides are getting better. This time last year we already had some dirty water and heavy rain but were catching 30-50 whiting a day. It looks like some rain building again next week, hopefully not too much.

Nice haul from a yabby bank

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Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Saturday: 73%

Sunday: 46

Monday: 16

Tuesday: 15

Wednesday: 60

Thursday: 63

Friday: 17

Saturday: 14

Sunday: 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.

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