8 May 2020 fishing report & news


8 May 2020

Dad joke:

I went into a pet shop and asked for 12 bees. The shopkeeper counted out 13 and handed the over.

“You’ve given me one too many”

“That one is a freebie”. he said


The Tweed river is awesome this time of year. Mild and calm weather, and flathead and mulloway are pushing upstream to their winter hunting grounds, I love it!

The odd trip is producing some quality flathead, with some big whiting and bream amongst them. Popping MMD splash prawns in honeybee colour over shallow water is getting the surface strikes, while in the deeper channels teabagging with Ecogear ZX40 blades in 440 and 447 colour and Samaki Vibelicious 70mm soft vibes in Ghost bait and White bait colours are getting plenty of solid fish.

Some nice flathead and whiting are around

Trolling over sandflats around 1 to 2.2 metre depth with Pontoon 21 crackjack 48 SP DR’s will see you amongst the fish action. 

We have this week been using our new secret weapon lure in 2-3.5 metre depth and it just slays big flathead and lots more. It’s that good we don’t want to really share it too much, but if you’re a regular follower and keen on grabbing some, message us privately to buy a couple, or SMS Clint on 

0432 990 302 😉


More and bigger flathead are showing up which is great to see, and expected this time of year. 

School flathead are suckers for trolled hardbodies

Samaki Vibelicious soft vibes and Ecogear ZX40 account for their share share of flatties, in much the same colours as Smithy mentioned above, in the clear water normal for the dry months.

The water temperature dropped to 20 degrees in the river after the cool weather. This will bring on more flathead, squid, mulloway, snapper, flounder and more tasty species.

John caught this healthy 59cm flathead on a river charter with Clint

This coming week we move past the full moon and into neaps, my favourite tides for working the deeper sections of the Northern broadwater such as Currigee reef, Ephraim reef, around the Seaway, and the main channel East of Carters bank.

This coming’s weeks tide table

Sporty’s fishing at Bundall is all stocked up for your tackle needs. Drop in and see Tony for great service and advice.

SMS 0432 990 302 to book your charter adventure!

Brad is currently permitted to do one charter a day at Tweed river or Gold Coast rivers with one guest on board, following social distancing and safety and hygiene protocols.

Clint can now take two people who live together in the same household, for charters at the Gold Coast broadwater and Nerang river.


This week’s special from our facebook store:

Secret weapon mystery pack (gear that slays fish)


1 x Ecogear ZX40 colour 440

1 x Pontoon 21 crackjack 48 SP DR

1 x MMD splashprawn

1 x secret weapon hardbody (this lure is that good trolled we are keeping it quiet)

1 x mystery premium soft vibe (fish killer)

1 x Smithy’s l’il mate (legendary lure)

1 x Sax scent goldprawn

1 x Ecogear assist hook replacement pack

Just $99 for the whole value pack!

They also come with over 40 pages of fishing tips and secrets. SMS 0432 990 302 to receive yours.

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