3 February 2023 fishing report 🎣


3 February 2023

Dad joke:

Got home from work today to find my kids have been on ebay all day.

If they are still there tomorrow I will lower the price.


This week started well with plenty of giant and bigeye trevally caught on MMD splash prawns on the surface around the middle reach of Tweed river. 

Gabby with one of the many trevally her and her husband Chris caught on mmd splash prawns early in the week
Chris with a trevally that are always fun to catch on light gear and surface lures

There were also school jew and flathead in the deeper holes upstream, Ecogear Breamer vibes and Ecogear ZX40’s worked well.

Gabby caught this little jewie on a ecogear breaker lure

Fishing got tougher as the week went on, it paid to get out there early to catch fish, and concentrate on finding any bait in the drop offs.

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


Mixed results this week with the hot water, but on Wednesday some cooler water moved in from the ocean bringing it down from 29 degrees to 22 degrees then back up to 25 degrees in the broadwater by Friday! 

Zman Prawnz & Ecogear breamer vibe

It was quite amazing to see lots of flathead appear with the cooler water then disappear as quickly as they had arrived in the shallows and drop offs. There were some sand whiting on the banks but they were hard to find.

A few nice keepers

In the channels around the reefs and wrecks we caught moses perch, snapper, tuskfish, slateys, flathead, flounder, and masses of tarwine/ bream. Best lures were Ecogear ZX40 in 440 colour, and Ecogear Breamer vibe in 06 colour, and Zman 2.5 inch Prawnz in Opening Night and Beer Run colours. Live Yabbies were the best bait.

Some of the broadwater wrecks visible from the surface
We have had some stunning weather lately

We have full moon on Monday 6 February with morning high tides which may be the best time to fish with cooler ocean water and bait fish pushing in. Best areas this week were the deep hole, Carter’s reef, and Crab island channels.

Next available dates are 9, 10, 19 February on my boat at the broadwater. 10 Feb is the next available whiting wading tour date. 

To book a charter with Clint 

SMS 0432 990 302 anytime.

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

4 Feb Saturday: 81

Sunday: 93

Monday: 96 🌕

Tuesday: 87

Wednesday: 69

Thursday: 39

Friday: 14

Saturday: 14

12 Feb Sunday: 15 

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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: 9 & 10 February are still available.

SMS Clint 0432 990 302 anytime,

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