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26 May 2023 fishing report 🦑🎣


26 May 2023


G’day everyone the good news this week was that the river started to clear up after last weeks rain event.

Mick did well and managed to catch some nice flatties

Fishing the lower reaches of the river especially on the run in tides delivered the best results. The run in tides brought in some clearer oceanic water with a higher density of salinity. Flatties, bream and school jew were the species caught with some really top quality flatties being the highlight.

Ray caught a heap of quality flatties

Deep water jigging produced a few fish but by far the best results came from trolling and covering some ground. The weather and tides are looking good for next week so as always I look forward to hitting the water.

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


Some typical Autumn days this week with glassed out mornings, just stunning. In spite of the small tides we still had some great fishing, especially squid!

Simon and his mates caught a heap of nice arrows
This scent definitely works well

The arrows are coming on well, and there has also been some tigers and even cuttlefish. Using Duel, Ecogear, and Fish Inc squid jigs we have been catching 20-50 squid, adding some attractant to the jigs helps get aggressive attacks. Spray some near the hook end to get the squid sniffing.

Five year old Bruce was not afraid to handle squid
Nina caught this stunning tuskfish

There are some inferior copies now on the market, but Pro-Cure Bait Scents and the Ecogear squid scent sprays are by far the best. Natural colour jigs are working best when the sun is higher.

Duel squid jigs are killer

Apart from squid we caught heaps of flounder, small flathead, bream, tarwhine, winter whiting, and tuskfish. The stand out lure was Ecogear Australia ZX40 in 440 colour by miles.

All the areas were fishing well when the tide was running including Southport, the spit, Carters bank, Biggera, Currigee, Runaway Bay, and Ephraim island.

Next week we have lead up to full moon on Sunday. Bigger tides will get the bigger flathead chewing, and bait moving chased by tailor in the broadwater.

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SMS 0432 990 302 anytime.

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Saturday: 58
Sunday: 64
Monday: 19
Tuesday: 15
Wednesday: 18
Thursday: 47
Friday: 74
Saturday: 90
Sunday: 95 🌕

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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:

Wednesday and Thursday available, book in asap as lead up to the full moon will produce lots of fish this week!

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

Gold Coast:

Just Wednesday still available at the broadwater, the flathead will turn on!

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