Clint Ansell

Broadwater going ballistic

Wow, the winter fishing season has passed by so quickly. Maybe it has felt shorter because of the lockdowns and less favourable weather than is normal for this time of year. When the weather was good, we had fun catching big arrow squid, flathead, flounder, winter whiting, bream and more. With every season there’s something new to look forward to. …

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Squid and schoolies from Seaway to Sundale

HI everyone, August at the Gold Coast brings the peak of our winter fishing season. It’s a great time to catch flathead, flounder, squire, squid, tuskfish, winter whiting, tailor, bream, jewfish and school mackerel in the Broadwater and the Nerang River. So far this winter, squid fishing have not disappointed, though the best catches have been during calm weather and …

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Gold Coast squidding sessions

JULY fishing on the Gold Coast features typical winter species including good flathead, big bream, arrow and tiger squid, tailor, flounder, tuskfish and snapper just to name a few. Live yabbies, whitebait, and vibe lures all work well. Last year we saw many school mackerel take up residence for two months in the Broadwater, so let’s hope history repeats. squid …

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Winter is welcome on the Broadwater

This month we are well into our dry season, and catching the classic winter species in the Gold Coast broadwater. On my daily charters I fish in the area between Nerang river and Coomera river mouth, and there is plenty of variety and fishing fun to be had there. If it’s windy or the tides are too big we fish …

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Gold Coast autumn estuary guide

WHAT a topsy turvy summer it was, with flooding rainfall to finish the season off. Many fisher people were looking forward to the stable weather that usually starts after the Easter break. While the rain was disruptive to fishing, here on the Gold Coast it will stand us in good stead for fantastic estuary fishing over autumn and winter. Gold …

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Transition time on the Gold Coast

HI everyone, we’re now into autumn and it’s a time of season transition. The marauding mangrove jack will still be on the prowl this month, while bigger flathead will return to the rivers to feed. This is the start of my favourite time for fishing the Gold Coast Broadwater and the Nerang River. Transition Gold Coast From April until September …

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March joy on jacks

HI everyone, this month I’m going to provide a few tips for novice anglers to catch fish on lures, but first a quick round up of Gold Coast estuary fishing this month and recently. We are right in the peak of the mangrove jack fishing season in Surfers Paradise. March jacks If we don’t get floods, this will continue until …

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Broadwater brawlers on the bite

HI everyone, in March we are well into chasing and catching summer species here on the Gold Coast. If we don’t get too much rain, mangrove jack and big sand whiting are the main targets in the rivers. If floods arrive, these same species will be found downstream not far from river mouths for several weeks. Broadwater brawlers So far …

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Escaping the crowds on the water

I HOPE you’re having or have had a bit of time off to enjoy Queensland’s beautiful bush and beach, the best place in the world right now. We have been extremely busy with our local estuary charters, hosting many anglers new to the sport who are keen to learn more, and locals wanting to enjoy a day out and catch …

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Whiting make summer exciting

WELL, it’s the last month of 2020 and to say it’s been a challenging year for many people would be a massive understatement. One thing that thankfully doesn’t change is fishing in its most basic form. There is nothing better than getting away by yourself or with friends and family to wet a line. That’s how I escape it all …

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