26 November 2021 fishing report


26 November 2021

*Plenty of flathead and whiting

*Good rain flush

Dad joke:

Tesla founder Elon Musk is originally from South Africa, which is strange.

You’d think he was from Mad-at-gas-car.


G’day everyone it was an interesting week working through some pretty heavy rain showers on both the tweed and goldy. 

Even though we got a few drenching’s the fishing was still very good. The fish caught this week were school jew, flatties, bream, flounder, whiting and mangrove jack. 

Liam with a nice flattie and his first fish on a lure
This little jack absolutely crunched the samiki vibe

Drifting and trolling the deep channels in the lower reaches of the Nerang river produced some good fish as did jigging the deep water around the rockbars in the Tweed. The best lures this week were pontoon 21 crackjacks, Hurricane slams and Samaki vibes.

Ben with a really nice flattie caught while deep water jigging

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


Once again this week it was all about the whiting on the flats, where we caught 40-50 fish a day on average, fishing with live yabbies. The water temperature has risen to 23 degrees on the banks, and with that the big sand whiting have come on thick, with many in the high 30’s and some over 40cm.

Gab and Mark with nice flathead and whiting
Mark caught the biggest whiting of the day, measuring 38.5cm

After 100 mm rain fell some dirty water pushed out of the creeks, but this didn’t stop the whiting, and improved the big numbers of flathead feeding in the shallows. If it looks muddy then fish the run in tides in the broadwater banks and channels.

Nice dinner of flathead and whiting
A great haul of 31 whiting for the day

This coming week I have a few days off on annual holiday at Bribie island, then its back into it for non stop charters until February.

Next Saturday 4 December is new moon, bigger tides will be in the early mornings. Big run, big fun but watch out for strong currents near the seaway. The daytime and evening tides are a good size to fish the broadwater channels and middle sections of the rivers.

Tune in every Saturday morning 5-6am on 94.1 FM when I chat to Paul Burt and give fishing tips on his new radio show.

To book a charter with Clint 

SMS 0432 990 302 anytime.

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Saturday: 63

Sunday: 59

Monday: 16

Tuesday: 15

Wednesday: 41

Thursday: 70

Friday: 88

Saturday: 95

Sunday: 92

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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:

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

Gold Coast:

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