27 March 2022 fishing report


27 March 2022

*Smithy on fire at Tweed

*Broadwater producing 50 fish per day

*Clint on tv

Dad joke:

I asked my wife why she married me. She said: “Because you’re really funny.” 

I said: “I thought it was because I’m good in bed.” 

She said: “See! You’re hilarious.”


We had a lot of fun on the Tweed River this week with good weather and the water is cleaning up after the floods. 

The cleaner water allowed me to fish upstream in some of my usual haunts that I haven’t been able to fish for the past 2 weeks. The species caught were bream, flatties, whiting, estuary cod and grunter and a couple of small jewies. 

Mike with a solid 65cm Tweed River giant trevally on charter with Brad Smith

The highlight this week was the occasional school of big giant trevally that were traveling up the river. We found the trevally on the run in tides feeding on some big bait schools in the deep holes. The fishing this coming week should also be awesome with the bigger tides leading up to the new moon.

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


The fish numbers in the Nerang river and Gold Coast broadwater have been spectacular this week in spite of neap tides and low almanac. We have been catching 50-60 fish a session over the last  four days, keeping a few for a feed and releasing most.

Epic fishing this week!
There are lots of grunter biting in the river
David caught his first ever mulloway
He also caught his first ever GT

I have never seen so many bream and tarwine, at times it is hard to get past them. We just kept moving to find the flathead, winter whiting, sand whiting, grunter, trevally, flounder. 

Best lures at the moment are Samaki 70mm vibes- the new Cleopatra Gold colour totally slays, and Ecogear ZX40 in 440 colour. As always smearing on Sax scent helps get more bites. Live yabbies and Ecogear Isome worms in XL red are catching plenty of fish too.

A beautiful diamond trevally
Clint caught this 42cm whiting while wading
Nice feed from the flats

I went whiting wading on the flats one day too, biggest whiting was 42cm, and had a heap of fun casting small hardbodies and catching nice flathead, whiting, bream, trevally. I will be doing more of this on charters in coming months.

Best areas have been the mid section of Nerang river, the main channel north of the seaway, and the South Eastern side of Sovereign island, all in 5-7 m depth.

Decent flathead and flounder from the deeper channels

This coming week the tides suddenly increase in lead up to new moon. This will fire up the Southern end of the broadwater from the spit up to Sundale bridge, and the Nerang river from Chevron island to Carrara.

It looks like we are in for some heavy rain until Wednesday then settling again.

I fished Nerang river with Burty for bream and whiting. If you missed the tv episode on 7mate you can watch it online here:


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.

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Best fishing days this week according to the almanac %:

Monday: 15

Tuesday: 43

Wednesday: 71

Thursday: 88

Friday: 96

Saturday: 92

Sunday: 80

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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:

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Gold Coast:

Wednesday and Thursday still available this week.

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