27 August 2022 fishing report


27 August 2022

Dad joke:

I have a disease where I can’t stop telling airport jokes.

My doctor says it’s terminal.


G’day everyone I only did a couple of days work on the river this week, and had a sensational day with Clint travelling to Brisbane to meet our new sponsors.

Clint & Brad visited our new sponsors Tackle Tactics

We met up with Gareth the owner of
Tackle Tactics and we are both now proud users of Okuma Australia reels and TT rods. Okuma make a fantastic reliable range of reels and I could not wait to get back to the Tweed to use them.

The best fishing for us this week was to once again jig vibes in the deep holes and channels where we caught flatties, bream, tailor, big eye trevally and jewies. We also caught a few Australian bass and of course released them very quickly and carefully as it is closed season for them in tidal estuaries at this time of the year.

Dan the Man was stoked to catch this nice jew on the brand new Okuma outfit
Spencer carefully released this fantastic BassO

It is well worth noting that the bass have moved well down the river this year due to the ridiculous amount of rain we have recieved this year. Thanks again Gareth the new Okuma outfits worked a treat and my clients were super impressed by the cosmetics and of course quality of your products.

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


Once again this week the squid were keeping us entertained, and there are plenty of flathead on the chew.

Check out this video of one of my regular and favourite customers, Simon from Tasmania who invites different mates each times he visits the Gold Coast,

Squid and flathead

We are blessed to have an abundance of squid in our waters over winter, and they are so much fun to catch and absolutely delicious to eat. Some days they will aggressively attack Ecogear Australia Dartmax squid jigs, other days the Ecogear and vibe lures we use daily are the best offering to tempt them.

Callum with a big arrow squid caught on Ecogear Dartmax 3.0 squid jig

Flathead have been everywhere shallow to deep, the key to finding them is looking for bait fish. In shallow water keep an eye out for birds diving and the actual small fish in the clear water. In deeper water look for patches of bait on your fish finder then dropping lures under them.

Simon and Nathan caught some nice fish on their visit from Tasmania to the Gold Coast
Nathan caught this nice flathead on a Fish Arrow J shad soft plastic lure

Water temperature has been hovering around 18 degrees, there has also been some decent flounder, winter whiting, tailor, bream, and trevally hunting in the broadwater.

I am fully booked this coming week, and will keep chasing squid, and the usual fish. Darker colour squid jigs will be the way to catch calamari.

To book a charter with Clint
SMS 0432 990 302 anytime.

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Sunday: 93
Monday: 81
Tuesday: 58
Wednesday: 25
Thursday: 14
Friday: 14
Saturday: 53
Sunday: 67

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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:

Fully booked, next available dates are 5, 8, 9, 12 September.

SMS Clint 0432 990 302 anytime,

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