Brad Smith Fishing Charters

Member since September 2015

Surfers Paradise, Australia

Background
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.

Brad Smith Fishing Charters

Surfers Paradise, Australia
Background
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.

Our Charter Listings

Surfers Paradise
trips from
US$ 276
Surfers Paradise
trips from
US$ 276

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 →


Variety of fish after the rain

March 21, 2017

Past few days have provided good fishing nearer the river mouths after the heavy rain, catch has included flathead, bream, tarwine, sand whiting, diver whiting, tuskfish, flounder, cod, snapper. Read Full Report →


Hungry flathead

March 11, 2017

The flathead were active and hungry, especially on Saturday with the lead up to full moon. Some numbers of 50+ cm fish were caught on 4cm metal blades and hardbody lures, and also snapper, bream, grunter, trevally, whiting, tarwine.… Read Full Report →


25/2/17 Mulloway

February 25, 2017

Good weekend fishing leading up to the new moon, saturday started with this school mulloway caught on a 1/6oz kato blade greenback colour, quick pic then released. Over the weekend there were good numbers of flathead, bream, whiting caught… Read Full Report →


Mangrove Jacks and warm water species

January 12, 2017

Matty and Lindsay came on a Mangrove Jack charter, after getting live bait we fished the Nerang River. The Jacks were very active and aggressive, Lindsay caught his first ever Jack 53cm, took a quick pic then released the… Read Full Report →


Troy Cassar-Daley came fishing

January 03, 2017

Country music legend and absolute gentleman Troy Cassar-Daley came fishing today, tough day with heavy rain the night before turning the river muddy but he managed his first ever whiting caught on a lure and bream, he had a… Read Full Report →


Whiting dominant

December 23, 2016

Brad has been nailing big whiting 38cm+ on surface poppers in the upper reaches of the Tweed river. Whiting have also been dominant at the Broadwater and the Mangrove jacks are increasing in number at night. Up the Nerang… Read Full Report →


Broadwater 3 December 2016

December 03, 2016

Sand whiting and winter whiting were dominant throughout the broadwater with big numbers boated, on yabbies. Bream, Tarwine, Flathead and Spangled emperor were also caught. Best areas were near the seaway, the seaworld deep hole, and sovereign island. Read Full Report →


Tweed River

December 09, 2015

The hot weather and warm water are stirring up the Jacks at present. This nice 48cm jack is about to be released to his snaggy home. Read Full Report →


Tweed River

August 31, 2015

The water temp in the Tweed and Nerang river systems is rising which will bring on the bigger Whiting. Here's Jimmy and his mate with a Whiting and Mulloway caught on a Strike Pro 40mm blade. Kids soon learn… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, December 23, 2016

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 2016

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Replied to this review on Monday, January 2, 2017

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