Clint Ansell

How to troll for flathead

Hi everyone, can you believe it… June already, wow! Flathead trolling Not that I’m complaining – it is one of my favourite months to fish the Gold Coast estuaries. Flathead trolling Species on offer include squid, flathead, tuskfish, sand whiting, winter whiting, flounder, squire, bream, tarwhine and many more. Flathead trolling This month I’ll focus on some flathead trolling tips. …

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Finesse fishing the flats

Hi everyone, May is when big numbers of arrow squid start to show up in the Gold Coast Broadwater as the waters cools and clears. Finesse fishing the flats These tasty critters are usually caught on vibes and squid jigs and are found in sandy channels that have drop-offs. Finesse fishing the flats This month however, I’ll talk about fishing …

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Broadwater fishing tips

Broadwater fishing tips

G’day everyone, we’ve had a fair amount of rain and wind over summer, enough to fire up fishing in the estuaries. Broadwater fishing tips When the weather has been kind, we’ve been running charters and getting some lovely fish for our customers. Broadwater fishing tips Brad Smith has been catching flathead, mangrove jack, big bream and trevally on Samaki Vibelicious …

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Broadwater whiting tips

Broadwater whiting tips

Hi everyone, what crazy times we’re living in! Let’s hope this month is more settled. But whatever happens, there is always fishing to turn to for a fix of fun and nature. Broadwater whiting tips The weather has been wild at times too, but we mustn’t forget that it is typical for this time of year. Broadwater whiting tips We …

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Wading flats for fish

Wading flats fish

Hi everyone, we’re in peak season for summer species on the Gold Coast – including sand whiting and mangrove jack. I hope you’re enjoying time off to get out and fish in the wonderful waterways of southeast Queensland. Wading flats fish Over the past two years I ran many mangrove jack charters, however this year I have been heavily booked …

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Winter whiting in summer on beautiful Broadwater

Winter whiting summer

Hi everyone, another year is nearly over – doesn’t time fly? Especially when you’re fishing. December is when we start complaining about being too hot and fish such as sand whiting, trevally and mangrove jack revel in the conditions. Brad Smith has returned to fish the Tweed River and has been reporting catches of solid flathead and trevally on his …

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Target focus on flathead

Target focus flathead

Hi everyone, isn’t the warmer weather enjoyable? Though my guess is that it won’t be long before we’re complaining it’s too hot! November is a good month on the Gold Coast for fishing in our estuaries for big flathead, large whiting and massive jewfish and it’s the start of huge mangrove jack running, as well as blue swimmer and mud …

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Techniques for catching top quality flathead

Hi everyone, this month we can expect top fishing for dusky flathead and sand whiting in the Gold Coast Broadwater and the rivers that flow into it.  September has already shown what a great time of year it is for these fish, with both flathead and whiting venturing downstream to commence their multiple spawning events over coming months. When flathead …

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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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