25 September 2022 fishing report 🎣


25 September 2022

Dad joke:

The man who invented throat lozenges died last week.

There was no coffin at the funeral.


Brad has been busy, I’ll post a report from him soon. The Tweed was fishing well for flathead and GT’s. Brad will move spots since the rain but will still find the fish for customers. 

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


Well what a change since last week. The water went from being too clear to muddy overnight on Thursday with a deluge of rain falling over the Nerang and Coomera river catchments.

I went for a look yesterday, there was some nice looking water on the top of the tide, and colour lines which will fish well next week. After flooding I always look for bait fish activity, if they’re there the bigger will be as well. I caught about 30 whiting yesterday up to 40cm.

Some big whiting from a wading trip

This changes the game as far as estuary fishing plans go, with the deeper holes and areas near river mouths being the best to target. The flathead classic is on this week, and anglers can probably expect some dirty water to contend with, especially on run out tides. 

Stock up on uv and dirty water lure colours like pearl/ white, gold, red, and other dark and flashy shades, and scent will help too. On the high tides the flathead will get right up on the shallow banks and inside mangrove areas, then on the big run outs they’ll sit in deeper holes and drains out of the main current. 

Shaun’s first time ever fishing and he caught 16 fish
Raylene caught her biggest flathead, this one went 66cm

We have been catching heaps of fish in the broadwater on lures and yabbies, with the best areas being along South Stradbroke island from the seaway to Browns inlet, and the main channel from the seaway through to Sovereign island. Flathead, flounder, tarwhine, bream, winter whiting, tuskfish, and sand whiting have been widespread from 0.5 metres deep out to 7 metres deep.

Michael was stoked to catch this nice 57cm flattie

Best lures have been Samaki vibes in ghost bait and whitebait colours, Ecogear Zx’s in 411 & 440 colours, and soft plastics such as 6th Sense, Gobblers, Ecogear Balt, and Zman.

There is plenty of snotweed around now, if it gets too thick to fish just move a few hundred metres and you can find clearer sections. Tricky tides this coming week with bigger run outs, but the rivers will be muddy so find places that don’t run overly hard near the mouths and that have cleaner water, such as on edges of the shallow flats, and along the edges of channels.

Broadwater mixed bag
Good numbers this week!

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Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Saturday: 79

Sunday: 93

Monday: 95- new moon 🌑

Tuesday: 89

Wednesday: 72- flathead classic 

Thursday: 44- flathead classic 

Friday: 16- flathead classic 

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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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