7 October 2022 🎣


7 October 2022

Dad joke:

I saw an old fella with a fishing rod  outside my local pub fishing in a puddle.

He looked so cold!

I felt sorry for him and said “come in for a drink and get warm”.

As we sipped our double scotches I thought I’d humour him and asked:

“how many fish have you caught today?”

He replied “you are the eighth”.


G’day everyone the fishing this week for some reason was a little bit tough and although we caught fish every day I did not get the big numbers of fish on the scoreboard that I am used too. 

At the end of the day my clients were thrilled and learnt a heap about lure fishing and can’t wait to come again. The good old Ecogear zx40 lures were without a doubt the best lure worked in both the shallows and the deep holes of the river. 

Even though it was a little one Noel was absolutely thrilled to catch his first ever jewie
Andy has never caught a fish on a lure before and the zx40 lure did the job

The fish caught this week were bream, a few small giant trevally, school jew and some quality flatties being the stand out species.  

Mike with his first ever fish on a lure and a nice flattie is a real bonus

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


This week was a bit all over the place, with the weather and fishing inconsistent. We caught some good numbers of big whiting in the shallows where the water was clean enough, but the channels and edges had a lot of snot weed floating around.

Good session on flathead using Zman plastics
The whiting are in great condition

The bream seemed to love the browner water of the run in tides. They were that thick from Sundale bridge to Capri bridge it was hard to catch anything else, and there were many big tarwhine amongst them. 

Clint caught these two 40cm whiting
The new Zman ST Grubz are deadly

Further up river there are some whiting, giant trevally, spotted grunter, and flathead. Yabbies were working extremely well as were small soft plastics like Zman ST Grubz and 6th Sense paddletails.

Clint caught and released this GT using Zman ST Grubz plastic

We now have the lead up to full moon on Monday 10 October, which should see some aggressive bite periods. 

To book a charter with Clint 

SMS 0432 990 302 anytime.

Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Saturday: 80

Sunday: 93

Monday: 95 🌕

Tuesday: 89

Wednesday: 71

Thursday: 43

Friday: 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:

Just Wednesday 12 October still available this week.

SMS Clint 0432 990 302 anytime,

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