29 October 2023 fishing report 🎣


29 October 2023 


G’day everyone once again it was a very windy week with the winds picking up 25 to 35 kms each day. As we do as fishing guides we have to continuously overcome mother nature’s little tantrums and produce fish for our clients. 

Trolling the shallows where the wind was opposing the tide produced excellent results in the rough water. The rough water rolls the bottom over bringing up food and nutrients as well as discolours the water giving the bait a place to hide. It may sound eccentric to be fishing the roughest part of the river but Clint and I have been doing it for years in fact Clint was doing the same thing in the Nerang river this week. 

Apart from trolling the shallows we had a couple of early morning starts before the wind came up and caught some flatties and small school jew in the deep holes. The fish caught this week were flatties, bream, whiting and school jew with pontoon 21 crackjack lures being the best lure. I also tried trolling the newly released samaki 50 mm redic minnows and they were outstanding so I  will definitely  be trolling them again next week.

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


A windy week with strong Northerlies followed by a Southerly change today Friday. Luckily the fish were still hungry in Nerang river and at Tweed river with plenty of quality flathead, grunter, and whiting caught on Ecogear Zx’s, and trolling with Samaki Redic 50’s and Pontoon 21 crackjacks. 

The forecast this week is strengthening Northerlies until Wednesday then another S/SE change coming through then wind hopefully easing on Friday. Morning high tides and big run outs over the next few days, good for flathead fishing throughout the river systems. 

To book a charter with Clint 

SMS 0432 990 302 anytime.

Next available dates are 15, 17, 18, 30 November, 1, 5, 6, 11 December. 

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Monday: 87

Tuesday: 70

Wednesday: 42

Thursday: 16

Friday: 14

Saturday: 23

Sunday: 68

(search “fishing and hunting” on app stores to get the full app)

*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:

Fully booked

SMS Clint 0432 990 302 anytime,

Or book instantly here:


SMS 0432 990 302 to book your charter adventure!

Useful links:

Online store:


Fishing tips and secrets books:

Subscribe to our youtube channel:


Gold Coast seaway tides:


Gold Coast weather:



Surfers Paradise:


Gold Coast marine waters:


Rain radar:


Finally a huge shout out and thanks to our sponsors, preferred brands and suppliers:

Tackle Tactics


Zman Australia

Bush n’ beach magazine

Humminbird Australia

Stones Corner Marine

Yamaha motor Australia

Sporty’s fishing

Spotters sunglasses


Searing Tackle

Pontoon 21


Pro Lure Australia

Frogleys Offshore




MMD Fishing

Sax scent


Step Outside with Paul Burt


Smithy & Clinto

SMS 0432 990 302 to book your charter adventure!

Or book instantly here for Clint’s boat:


#playgoldcoast #ourgoldcoast #visitgoldcoast #destinationgoldcoast

#seeaustralia #thisisqueensland #visitqueensland #discoveraustralia #goldcoastbulletin #goldcoast #queensland #fishing #goldcoastrivercharters #goldcoastfishingcharters #goldcoastfishing #7newsgoldcoast  #goldcoastfishingreport #anacondastores

#playgoldcoast #fishing #australia #tweedriverfishing #gcbulletin

Share this article on Social Media:


Book your fishing charter today!

Related Articles

18 November 2023 fishing report 🎣

THIS WEEK’S GOLD COAST AND TWEED ESTUARY FISHING REPORT  18 November 2023 TWEED RIVER by Smithy G’day everyone this week was all about getting out on the water early  and catching a few fish before the it got to hot and uncomfortable for my clients.  Not only did we beat the midday heat but we

Read More »

14 October 2023 fishing report 🎣

THIS WEEK’S GOLD COAST AND TWEED ESTUARY FISHING REPORT  14 October 2023 TWEED RIVER by Smithy G’day everyone here we are again at the end of another week and to be honest it was a pretty tough week when it comes to the fishing.  Constant raging winds from the northwest to northeast blew like crazy

Read More »

2 October 2023 fishing report 🎣

GOLD COAST AND TWEED ESTUARY FISHING REPORT  2 October 2023 TWEED RIVER by Smithy G’day everyone it was a big week of fishing for me on the Tweed and I was very surprised about how few boats were on the water especially being school holiday time.  One of the great things about the Tweed apart

Read More »