29 April 2022 fishing report


29 April 2022

*Plenty of fish on lures at Tweed river

*Gold Coast fishing well some days

*Both boats busy next few weeks

Dad joke:

When I found out my toaster wasn’t waterproof….

I was shocked.


G’day everyone this was once again a full week of charters with a few days getting a bit wet from showers. 

Getting hit by the odd rain squall did not bother us as the fishing was to good to be phased by the conditions. The fish are now slowly starting to move further up the river as the water quality is improving gradually after the flood event. 

Damo with one of the 4 nice GT’s he caught

In saying this please keep an eye out while motoring up the river as there are still a lot of logs and debris floating around. The species caught on our lures this week were bream. flatties, whiting, trevally, grunter, tailor and school jew.  

Daryl with a nice flattie ready for release

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


In the lead up to new moon this Sunday we had some good but inconsistent fishing. Some days the fish were feeding aggressively, other days they were shy. 

Great day at Nerang river

That’s fishing though, they can’t always be hungry.

Flathead on Samaki vibe
School jew on Samaki vibe Cleopatra Tiger colour

On the good days we boated 50+ fish, slower days around 10-20, the dominant species once again were sand whiting, winter whiting, flounder, dusky flathead, tailor, tarwhine, squire, and bream. 

Luca did very well to land his first ever fish on lure

Freshly pumped yabbies always catch fish, while the stand out lures were Ecogear Isome XL worms in red and brown, Ecogear ZX40 in 440 colour, and Samaki Vibelicious forktail 70mm in Cleopatra Tiger colour.

Good numbers in the broadwater

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Best areas to fish were North Currigee and Runaway Bay. The water is continuing to clear after the floods, water temp sitting around 22- 23 degrees.

This weekend looks nice before some wind arrives for a few days. I’ll be taking advantage of the bigger tides close to new moon on Sunday by fishing the mid to upper reaches of Nerang river.

Next week is good for the deeper reefy channels of the Northern broadwater in the 5-7 metre depth range, and the yabby flats on the run in tide casting and twitching hardbody lures for flathead.

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: 93

Sunday: 96

Monday: 88

Tuesday: 71

Wednesday: 42

Thursday: 15

Friday: 14

Saturday: 14

Sunday: 39

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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:

Only Thursday still available,

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