Brad Smith Fishing Charters

River Drive
Surfers Paradise QL, Australia

***Please note: Brad’s boat takes two people maximum and is available for Tweed River and Gold Coast waters. Clint’s boat takes 6 maximum or 8 if there are kids, and fishes Gold Coast waters only.

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G’day Brad Smith here, or “Smithy” as I am best known in the industry. For over 20 years I have been working as a full time professional fishing guide, which makes me South East Queensland’s and Northern New South Wales’ longest serving guide.

My introduction to fishing as with most anglers started at a very young age and being born and bred in the local area with it’s abundance of waterways provided me the perfect foundation for learning the acquired angling skills that I have obtained to this day.

The journey through the fishing industry has provided me with opportunities that include recreational and commercial fishing activities right through to media presentations including television, radio, and journalism careers. Another natural progression in my career has been the opportunity to be one of the pioneers in the development of both angling equipment and advanced techniques learnt by spending a lifetime on the water.

Above all the commitments that I have in this industry my overriding passion has always been to pass on my specialist experience to all anglers and teaching people of all ages and angling abilities the correct techniques required to catch all of our local estuary species on a variety of different lures is my trademark.

The major reason why my charter operation is so unique and has gained such a high reputation is that there are no other charter operators that GUARANTEE YOU WILL CATCH FISH ON LURES OR YOU DON’T PAY while once again learning the techniques on how to do so.

I am still as excited as I was in the beginning of my charter operation to share a day on the water with you.

***Please note: Brad’s boat takes two people maximum and is available for Tweed River and Gold Coast waters. Clint’s boat takes 6 maximum or 8 if there are kids, and fishes Gold Coast waters only.

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G’day Brad Smith

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Boat Specs

Southwind (Commercial) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 90HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

22 ft
8 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Nerang River, Tweed River
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
Bass (Australian)
Black Jewfish

Bream, Fingermark


Grunter (Javelin)
King George Whiting

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)

Trevally (Bigeye)
Trevally (Giant)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash.

About the Charter Operator

Gold Coast Broadwater fishing charters
Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
Member since September 2015
Your professional fishing guides Brad Smith and Clint Ansell have combined experience of over 40 years fishing the Gold Coast and Tweed region, and will provide a great day’s fishing you won’t forget, only one hour’s drive from Brisbane!! Our charters cater for anglers of all ages and experience, and we specialise in private charters for small groups. Our trips are all on calm water so no seasickness to worry about. Main Target species are Flathead, Whiting, Bream, Tailor, Trevally, Mulloway and Mangrove Jack. We lure and bait fish the beautiful, calm waters of the Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales region.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

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We have just moved to the Gold Coast and this was a great introduction to the best local spots with tips on gear and bait. Clint is very knowledgeable and we all had a great day out. A nice big flathead was the highlight of the day - just what we wanted!

Fished December 23, 2016
Gold Coast Broadwater fishing charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 2, 2017

Thank you guys! My pleasure and hope to see you on the water soon chasing Mangrove Jacks :)

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Fishing Reports

Gold Coast broadwater action

June 24, 2017

The rain in recent months means the fishing will be great over winter. Today we caught flathead, bream, whiting, tarwhine, and this nice little estuary cod which was released. We fished up the nerang river then around the seaway… Read Full Report →