5 March 2022 fishing news


5 March 2022

*No fishing for us this week

*Special charter offers!

*This coming week looks good for broadwater

Dad joke:

My doctor has advised me to stop drinking – it’s going to be a massive change for me. 

I’ve been with that doctor for 15 years.


by Smithy & Clinto

After these floods the water up the rivers will still be very muddy for a few weeks.

We are resuming charters from Monday onwards with both boats working the mouth of Nerang river and Gold Coast broadwater. 

The water is still filthy and fresh on the run out tides but there is some clean water pushing into the seaway on the top of the tides and the Eastern side of the broadwater.

We will focus on fishing the favourable run in tides this coming week, by using vibes and blades in the deeper water, and plastics, hardbodies, and yabbies in the shallows. 

See below for more info.

Special offers 🎣

We need your help friends

Our thoughts go out to those who have been badly affected during the Qld and NSW flood disaster, and we really hope they get as much help as possible as soon as possible. 

Please give here to help:

GIVIT Appeals | Flood Appeal | Donate To Help People Recovering From Floods in QLD And NSW | Donate Money Or Items

After this major flood event the fishing will be awesome for many fish species at Tweed river and Gold Coast rivers over autumn and winter.

Like many businesses in tourism we have been heavily affected by downturns in travel during the past few years caused by covid restrictions. 

On top of that the weather has been shocking all summer long, causing many of our charters to be cancelled.

The weather always comes good again, and we look forward to that soon. We are due for a lovely Autumn and Winter season.

If you like to help us get through these extremely tough times, please consider booking ahead or buying charter vouchers, or shopping at our online store.

A charter voucher would be a lovely gift to someone who has been through tough times too.

If you’d like to use a charter as a business tax deduction we can write out receipts for you.


Charter vouchers have no expiry date and you can book a date when it suits you.

Brad’s boat:

Tweed river or Gold Coast river

Two passengers maximum

6 hour private charters

Lure fishing, light tackle


Pay for a charter or voucher up front, get $100 discount off normal prices for one or two people for a 6 hour private charter.

Pay for two charters upfront, and get $200 total discount off normal prices for a one person or two person charters, plus a free copy of Brad’s hardcopy book “River to Reef Gold Coast”

Bigger discount available for three trips booked in advance, and gift vouchers can be mailed to you.

Call Brad 0419 028 704 to book or discuss options.

Clint’s boat:

Gold Coast broadwater/ Nerang river

Four passengers maximum

6 or 8 hour private charters

Lure and/ or bait fishing


Pay for one charter or voucher up front and get $50 off a 6 hour private charter.

Pay for two charters upfront, and get $100 total discount off normal prices for a one or two person 6 hour charter, or $150 total discount off three or four person charters, plus a free copy of Brad’s hardcopy book “River to Reef Gold Coast”

SMS Clint 0432 990 302 to book and enquire

Thanks to all our friends and followers for all your support over the years, we look forward to sharing great times with you again soon.

Smithy & Clinto

Online store:


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

Tune in every Saturday morning 5-6am on 94.1 FM when Clint chats to Paul Burt and give fishing tips on his new radio show.

To book a charter with Clint 

SMS 0432 990 302 anytime.

Or book instantly here:


Only Friday is available this coming week.

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Sunday: 38

Monday: 14

Tuesday: 14

Wednesday: 20

Thursday: 56

Friday: 66

Saturday: 14

(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.

Useful links:

This week’s special from our online store:

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Gold Coast seaway tides:


Gold Coast weather:



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


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


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Smithy & Clinto

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