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28 January 2022 fishing report


28 January 2022

*Samaki vibes new colours smashing fish

*Big whiting still on the chew

*Brad doing well on Pontoon 21 crackjacks

Dad joke:

I’ve got this disease where I can’t stop making airport puns.

The doctor says it terminal.


G’day everyone this was a bit of a challenging week on the Tweed with the upper catchment receiving a lot of rain and the causeway at Bray Park bursting over due to the consistent rain from the el nina weather event. 

With some careful planning around the tides and blending the areas where the clear water meet the dirty water we caught a heap of fish. There was not a variety of species which I am normally searching for but at the end of the day you can’t beat a bend of the rod. 

Rod and his grandson Harry about to release this GT back into the Tweed River
Keithy travelled all the way from Longreach and was rewarded with this nice Jack

Flatties of varied sizes with some nice quality fish around the 50cm mark were the highlight and an accountable number of bream that were in a line up to smash our lures. 

Little Zac with his first ever fish and what a way to get on the board than a flattie on lure

The best lure this week were my good old reliable favourites the Pontoon 21 crackjacks trolled between a metre to 2.5 metre mark. Remember to troll with the tide when possible. 



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Mixed it up this week between wading for whiting on the shallow flats, and drifting the channels teabagging Samaki vibes, Ecogear ZX40’s, and yabbies.

Vid from this week’s charters
Warren was pumped to catch his pb whiting
Nice feed from the shallow flats
Flatties are total suckers for Samaki vibes

The neap tides meant whiting were spread out everywhere and not schooled up over the flats, but the fish we did catch were good quality. Most days we encountered whiting in the high 30’s to over 40cm.

Fishing vid from this week

There was a lot of fish in the deeper channels between the seaway and ephraim island, with some nice tuskies and flathead. There is a lot of annoying bream, tarwhine and baby snapper however so you have to persist to get to the bigger fish. I like drifting while bouncing yabbies and Ecogear Isome red worms on the bottom, and jigging Ecogear ZX40’s coated in Sax Scent uv prawn, and Samaki 70mm vibelicious forktail vibes.

Warren with a couple of big whiting

The new Samaki colours are incredible, the strike rate I’m getting on them is phenomenal on a huge variety of fish. 

Some of the dynamic new colours in the Samaki vibes

They will be available at my favourite tackle shop, Sporty’s Fishing at Bundall this week. Grab some while stocks last, they will be extremely popular.

New moon is this coming Tuesday, with some good fishing to be had in the lead up and just after. Some tricky tides to contend with, with big morning highs. The current will run like hell North of the seaway. South of the seaway to up nerang river is the place to be. Good night tides for chasing big whiting from Sundale bridge to Capri.

The rivers are still quite dirty from run off, best chance of mangrove jacks is on run in tides in the lower to mid reaches. Hopefully we don’t get more heavy rain too soon.

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:

Saturday: 44

Sunday: 72

Monday: 88

Tuesday: 95

Wednesday: 93

Thursday: 79

Friday: 55

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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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