28 May 2021 fishing report & news


*Tweed fishing on fire! ????????????

*Broadwater squid and variety of fish

*Windy weekend and big swell

Dad joke:

I saw an ad that read: “TV for sale, $1, volume stuck on full.”

 I thought to myself, “I can’t turn that down!”


Wow what a week it has been especially the last three to four days. 

Once again we mainly focused on jigging the deepest holes in the river, and the variety of species was bizarre and so was the amount of fish we caught. Using the same two lures the whole week being Ecogear zx40s and Samaki vibelicous we caught flatties and bream which are to be expected, and also some good quality jewies, giant trevally and even a couple of australian bass. 

Pouchy with a good solid river jewie
Ralene with one of the giant trevally sharing the same deep hole with all the other species

It goes to show that by having the right lures and the right technique and very importantly having an abundance of bait in these deep pockets of water all these species are happy to come together to feed. 

Other highlights for the week were the double hook ups with one client fighting a bass and the other with a flattie, and the rush of fighting a jewie and a giant trevally at the same time that were both spooling off line and running in opposite directions. 

Tony with a nice bass that was sharing the hole with a mix of other species

We somehow managed to land both fish which was amazing and let’s hope this crazy action continues this week.    

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


We had some very good fishing leading up to the full moon, then the fish were a little off on the moon with the bigger fish more intent on breeding than feeding.

The squid were more shy, in less numbers and smaller than they were last week. With their big eyes they were hunting all night under the brightness of the full moon, then less hungry during the day.

Stunning view at Wavebreak island
This time offers great mixed catches

A variety of zx’s and squid jigs help catch a bag of squid in the Gold Coast broadwater. Every day is different and it pays to keep mixing it up. Try having three different shades at least of jigs, from darker solid colours to natural and transparent. 

Nice morning
Another Arrow squid on Ecogear jig

My favourite jigs are Ecogear Dartmax 3.0 which sink a bit quicker than most jigs, this is great for the broadwater. I also like Daiwa Emeraldas nude jigs, and will be using the RUI jigs soon too.

Michelle caught this big squid on an Ecogear Dartmax jig

The weekend’s weather looks unsuitable for boat fishing, with Southerly winds 20-30 knots forecast. If you’re desperate for a fish, try somewhere land based that’s sheltered, or up creeks and rivers.

Once the wind drops out next Tuesday we will see some excellent fishing and squidding and easier tides to fish.

Steven, Ricky, and Michelle had a fun day catching calamari

To book a charter with Clint SMS 0432 990 302 anytime

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Saturday: 61 ????????

Sunday: 29 ????????

Monday: 14 ????????

Tuesday: 25????

Wednesday: 68????????

Thursday: 48????????

Friday: 13 ????

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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: To book a private charter with Brad call him on 0419 028 704 around 4-6pm daily. Often booked out a few weeks ahead.

Gold Coast:

Only Thursday 3rd June still available this coming week. Good tides for broadwater fish and squid.

SMS Clint 0432 990 302

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