9 July 2021 fishing report & news


9 July 2021

*Amazing variety at Tweed river

*Squid feast and mackerel at Gold Coast

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I’ve just discovered that Bruce Lee had a vegetarian brother…

Broco Lee.


G’day everyone it was great to get back on the water earlier this week after last weeks snap lockdown. 

The fishing over the past few days has produced good numbers of fish and a great variety of species. Flathead were once again on fire with the boat averaging over 20 fish a day and even though we did not get any trophy sized fish the quality was averaging around the 50cm mark. 

Young Jack Cullen caught some great flatties and gave his dad James a run for his money on the scoreboard. James is the co -owner of Stones Corner Marine a proud and long term sponsor of Clint and myself
Stu with a bass that was carefully released as it is closed season for them

The tailor were also in numbers and were easily located by keeping an eye out for the birds dropping and feeding on the bait schools. 

Some quality bream were found by dropping Ecogear ZX 40 lures to the bottom under the bait schools where they were schooling and feeding on the crumbs of bait sinking to the bottom under the tailor. 

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The other species we caught by jigging zx40 and Samaki vibes in the deep holes were jewies and some small GTs and some hard fighting luderick which are not normal lure takers. We also caught and carefully released a few bass. Remember that you must release the bass if you catch one as it is closed season for this species.   

There are a few small jewies in the deep holes
We found a patch of luderick which fight hard and smash zx 40 lures

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An interesting week with a mix of weather and fishing fortunes.  The run in tides are definitely providing the feeding periods at the moment, with the water turning a murky green and weedy on run out, and cold.

Strange for this time of year but everything has been out of whack with fluctuating temperatures and rain. Still there has been some reasonable days and exciting catches.

The aggressive arrow squid continue to be heaps of fun on my charters. I have been mixing up the jig colours a lot, depending on the time of day and tide. Whites and fluorescent colours seem to work well early, then natural, green and orange when the suns up higher. If cloud comes over thens its necessary to change colours again to attract the squid to attack. 

Benny caught this lovely big arrow squid
Spanish mackerel

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The fishing and crabbing has been slow at times, but the speedy mackerel made a welcome appearance. When these guys hit it’s a big adrenalin rush, their first run making our light reels scream. As the water clears with bigger tides and the bait fish enter the broadwater in bigger numbers so will the mackerel schools increase.

Nick was stoked to catch this spanish mackerel
Andrew did well catching some beautiful squid

It was a great thrill this week to catch some spanish mackerel as well as school mackerel and baracuda. There is a lot of yakka in the Southern broadwater at present.

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Charter highlights this week

New moon is on Saturday then next week I really like the look of the tides for fishing and squidding the broadwater, and the following week’s lead up to full moon will see the mackerel, big bream, flathead, tailor, tuskfish, flounder, winter whiting, and sand crabs fire up.

Lots to look forward to, fingers crossed for settled weather and we’ll have some dream days and exciting action on the water.

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Best fishing days this week according to the almanac:

Saturday: 95

Sunday: 90

Monday: 75

Tuesday: 49

Wednesday: 18

Thursday: 14

Friday: 21

Saturday: 66

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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: Fully booked 

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