29 January 2021 fishing report & news


29 January 2021

*Jacks going off everywhere

*Charters getting booked out in February

*Ecogear ZX blades back in stock

Dad joke:

I would love to get paid to sleep.

It would be a dream job.


G’day everyone this week we had some early starts to utilize the tide changes around the lower reaches of the river. 

The locations I was looking for on the tide changes were very pronounced spots where there was a distinctive current line with clean ocean water meeting the dirty water. These spots are ideal feeding areas for all fish and are present at the moment as there is still dirty water coming down from the tweed catchment after recent heavy rainfalls. 

We could not keep a lure in the water without getting double and triple hookups from mass schools of bream but unfortunately although it was fun their was not alot of size in them. We also mixed it up and combined some deep water jigging and deep water trolling and caught some flatties and nice mangrove jacks. 

Shaun with a nice Jack caught on a Samaki redic lure

The water is getting clearer by the day and provided we dont receive any more rain the surface fishing will be right back on track next week.  

Jacob with a morwong caught deep water jigging a Samaki vibelicous lure

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


A crazy week of mangrove jack fishing with 14 caught and released in my boat in five charters. This is peak season around here until March. 

A lovely big jack landed
Five jacks in one session! All released
Clint and Mark with nice jacks

I’ve been fishing 29 of the past 30 days, and while the water has been busy there’s always somewhere to get away from the crowd. The whiting fishing has been ok but should pick up over the next week.

There was plenty of tuskfish, flathead, whiting, flounder, tarwhine and bream on the reef surrounding Crab island.

Broadwater fishing trip
A fresh feed from Crab island

The whiting have copped a serious flogging over the holidays at council chambers, and need time to recover. Even the best anglers are only getting small bags. Same for the crabs.

This week the  big full moon tides drop off which will suit flats fishing nicely. The upper river reaches are best on the bigger tides for jacks and trevally.

Australia day
Set to go jack fishing

To book a charter with Clint SMS 0432 990 302 anytime

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Friday: 95 ????

Saturday: 88

Sunday: 70

Monday: 40

Tuesday: 15????

Wednesday: 14????

Thursday: 54

Friday: 66

*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: Fully booked, call Brad between 4-6pm for next availability on 0419 028 704

Gold Coast: This Sunday 31 January id now available for a jack charter. Rest of the week is fully booked, sms Clint anytime for next availability on 0432 990 302 

SMS 0432 990 302 to book your charter adventure!

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