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7 April 2023 fishing report 🎣


7 April 2023

Dad joke:

Congratulations to me! 

I just made my last mortgage payment! 

I still owe like $262,000, but I’m just not going pay them any more.


G’day everyone once again I had a big week on the water combining some trolling and deep water jigging to produce some fish for my clients. With the big tides this week due to the lead up to the full moon the bait schools were spread out and at times hard to find. 

Ignatius with a flattie caught trolling a slam lure

Once I found the bait on the sounder it did not take long to get the fishing into action with some different species and some quality fish coming into the landing net. 

There are some nice little hard fighting GTs around once you find the bait schools

The fish caught were flatties, bream, whiting, trevally and school jew. To all our valued followers I hope that you and your families have a very safe and happy easter.

Beau caught this school jew deep water jigging a zx40 lure

To book a private lure fishing charter with Brad call him on 0419 028 704.


A busy week of charters on the broadwater and some interesting catches including tailor, queenfish, giant trevally, bigeye trevally, jewfish, moses perch, snapper, bartail flathead, dusky flathead, sand whiting, winter whiting, flounder, tuskfish, tarwhine, bream, spotted grunter, barred grunter, grinner, silver biddy, leatherjacket, squid.

Nay was elated to catch this tuskfish on a MMD vibe
Brendan caught this 37cm flounder

That’s 21 species, and lures accounted for  at least a few of each species on this list. Vibes have been working well including MMD soft prawn vibes, Ecogear ZX40’s, and Ecogear breamer vibes. I wrote an article on how to use vibes in the April edition of Bush n Beach magazine.

A good day’s fishing in the broadwater
Jewies love the mmd vibes

There has been a lot of baitfish in the broadwater, and water temperature is now around 24 degrees. I have noticed flathead numbers have dramatically increased, although they are small the bigger ones won’t be far behind as the water cools more.

Tasty catch from a broadwater charter

Neap tides this week will allow us to thoroughly fish deeper with vibes, or cast plastics just off bank edges. Morning low tides make it easy to pump yabbies.

More yummy seafood

My next available days are 13 and 17 April.

Happy Easter everyone!

To book a charter with Clint 

SMS 0432 990 302 anytime.

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Sunday: 53

Monday: 21

Tuesday: 14

Wednesday: 22

Thursday: 67

Friday: 52

Saturday: 13

Sunday: 17

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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:

13, 17 April available.

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