26 June 2022 fishing report 🎣


26 June 2022

Dad joke:

I once dated a girl with one leg shorter than the other. 

Her name was Eileen.


Hi everyone as I expected and hoped for from last weeks report this week delivered the same dreamy conditions that guides like Clint and I have been waiting for after a long first half of the year of constant rain. 

Have a look at the Tweed just perfect

There is not a lot of difference between my blog from this week and from the past three weeks other than the Tweed River is on fire with massive of catches of flatties, bream, beautiful little school jew, the odd whiting, and well out of season mangrove jack. The key is to know how to read your sounder properly and work the huge schools of baitfish that are flourishing the deep holes in the river. 

Little Jamie did well with some deep water jigging and caught some great flatties
Jaxon is a great young fella and has been with me before and is holding up another great little school jew that are in the deep holes in the river
The old fella did a pilot drop to show the clients the technique and banged a little jack straight up

Jigging the deep holes with a combination of Samaki vibes and Ecogear ZX 40s will get smashed as well as trolling the shallows on the top of the tides with Pontoon 21 crackjacks. I am fully booked for next week and I am frothing to get out there with my clients on the water. 

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


The big plus for me this week has been the arrow squid starting to appear in numbers. We are a few weeks away from the really big sizes and numbers turning up, but it is great to see them finally return after a late start to the season.

A good size arrow squid that attacked an Ecogear jig
Beautiful squid
A good haul of squid

My favourite jigs are Ecogear Dartmax in 2.5 & 3.0 sizes, with the white/ silver, green/gold, and pink shades amongst the most successful for arrows in the broadwater.

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There are lots of baby ones with some bigger keepers around too. When they are in full swing in July and August I will be doing heaps of squid fishing charters. They are so delicious to eat fresh, I find the best way is really simple: clean them, cut the tubes into rings, roll them and the candles in tapioca flour, then fry in olive oil in a pan, two minutes each side, then sprinkle salt and pepper, serve on a plate with  a bit of mayo or tartar sauce, Greek salad, superb!

Samaki vibe in whitebait colour is lethal in winter
Stunning sunrise at Capri
A massive showing of baby squid

The fishing has been tricky otherwise with the bait schools moving fast and often. This week should see an improvement and more aggressive feeding activity from bream, tailor, jew, winter whiting, flathead, flounder, squire, and more arrow squid! Samaki vibes in whitebait colour will work best, as well as yabbies and Ecogear Isome red worms.

Awesome fun at Gold Coast seaway

New moon is on Tuesday, best fishing areas have been Southport, Runaway bay, and the seaway.

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I had a lot of fun chasing tuna & tailor with Burty.

To book a charter with Clint 

SMS 0432 990 302 anytime.

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Monday: 74

Tuesday: 91

Wednesday: 95

Thursday: 92

Friday: 76

Saturday: 51

Sunday: 19

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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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