Brad Smith Fishing - Reel Time

River Drive
Surfers Paradise QL, Australia

Brad Smith Fishing Charters takes you fishing around the numerous waterways of Tweed River and Gold Coast waters. Their experienced and professional crew has two boats. Which means if you can’t find a spot here, just scroll down and click on the charter operator’s name.

Here, we have Capt. Clint who’s been fishing the local waterways for nearly 20 years. His mentor, Brad Smith, has shared his expertise with Clint, and together they offer professional service.

Not only will you get to fish for the likes of Flathead, Whiting, Bream, Tailor, Trevally, Mulloway, and Mangrove Jack, but you will also learn. Clint likes sharing the tips on how to present the bait properly, and will share some hacks about more advanced techniques as well.

Together, you will fish around the Gold Coast waters. This place is a renowned tourism destination, has golden beaches, beautiful scenery, and most importantly - a fine selection of fish species.

You will join Clint on his 22’ Southwind commercial boat that can take up to six people. The vessel is powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine, and has enough room for all onboard. The boat is rigged with fishfinder, GPS, has a live bait well, and a wireless trolling motor. You will find a sunroof, padded seating, and a large forward casting platform―fly fishermen, we’re looking at you.
The crew will provide quality fishing gear, and will take care of the license. You should bring some snacks or a proper meal, and will get some soft drinks and water onboard. These waters are calm, so the chances of seasickness are low.

Pack sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, put on comfortable clothes and footwear, bring a camera along. If you’re a family with kids, welcome onboard! The crew will gladly take you on, just as they will accommodate experienced anglers.

Get your backpacks, and hop on! You’re in for diverse marine life, a pro skipper, and a nice day of fishing.

Brad Smith Fishing Charters takes you fishing around the numerous waterways of Tweed River and Gold Coast waters. Their experienced and professional crew has two boats. Which means if you can’t find a spot here, just scroll down and click on the ch

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  • Six Hour Trip - Gold Coast
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 273 up to 1 person
    + US$ 39 each additional person
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Southwind (Commercial) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 200HP Yamah engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

22 ft
6 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

Brad Smith Fishing Charters
Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
Member since September 2015
The crew behind the Brad's Smith Fishing Charters are seasoned anglers who run fishing trips around the Gold Coast and Tweed regions. Combined, their experience spans over four decades. They want to provide an unforgettable fishing trips to their customers, and have all the right skills to make that happen. Brad Smith is the longest serving guide in South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. He got into fishing at a young age, and has been passionate about it ever since. He knows these waterways, and likes sharing his knowledge with customers onboard. Clint Ansell has been fishing the pristine waters for over 15 years. Having learnt a lot from his mentor, Brad, Clint has the skills and how-tos to make your outing enjoyable. He’d love to teach his customers about the right way to present bait, and loves working with both seasoned anglers and novice fishermen. The waters are calm, and you'll target Flathead, Whiting, Bream, Tailor, Trevally, Mulloway and Mangrove Jack.
Response time: 1 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
Brad Smith 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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