5 November 2021 fishing report & news


5 November 2021

*Smithy back at Tweed river

*Broadwater producing variety

Dad joke:

My wife gave birth in our car on the way to the hospital.

I named him Carson.


G’day everyone, I have had a pretty big week of guiding and spent the first part of the week fishing the middle reaches of the broadwater. 

The broadwater once again produced a real mix bag of species on lures which included flatties, bream, tarwhine, flounder, tuskfish, whiting and even the odd end of season squid. 

The best lures were Ecogear ZX 40s and Samaki vibelicous in around the channels in 4 to 5 metres of water. I also had the opportunity to do two trips back on my beloved Tweed River after a long spell due to the covid border issues. 

Conner witnessed how hard GTs fight
Alex with a school jew
Richard with one of the many flathead he caught on the day

It was great to get back to the mangroves and cane fields and no boat traffic and the fishing was great. Deep water jigging with Samaki vibelicous lures in the middle reaches of the river produced some quality flatties, giant trevally and a couple of school jew, and of course the ever reliable bream.  

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This week I mixed up the tactics with some shallow flats fishing for flathead and whiting, and some days fishing the channels and catching tuskfish, flathead, flounder, squid, and whiting. 

Ecogear Isome worms in red colour and XL size have been working exceptionally well on my charters. Cut each worm in half and use like bait on a no.4 size baitholder hook.

Victor with a nice tuskfish caught on Ecogear Isome worm
Broadwater flatties and flounder

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New moon is today Friday, and there are some big day time tides. This means strong flow around the mouths, so unless you’re targeting the tide changes, try to find areas outside the main current. These areas include upstream sections of the rivers, the broadwater between the spit and Sundale bridge, canals, lakes, and areas protected by points and islands.

Water temperature in the broadwater is still around 22 degrees, and 24 around Isle of Capri. The water is very clear on the run in tide so try natural and neutral colour lures, unless its cloudy, low light, or choppy conditions.

Clint with a big jenny mudcrab
The flathead have been smashing soft plastics
Benni with a beautiful coral crab

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: 88

Sunday: 72

Monday: 43

Tuesday: 14 

Wednesday: 17

Thursday: 62

Friday: 60

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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:

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