Todays Charter…

Hi Guys,
Don’t post much these days but was so impressed with my outing last Saturday on the Broadwater I needed to let you know.

Have been doing my own thing with hard bodies as well as soft plastics for some time with what I may call average success. I have been thinking for a while about honing my skills and look at how some others were fishing with these lures.

I looked for some time and decided on an outing with Brad Smith on the Broadwater for a day’s fishing and learning some new skills. Well what I learnt in that day changed my whole technique to soft plastic & hard body fishing. I will not go into details but just say that the amount of fish we caught and released (except for 5 flathead), the areas we covered and the total different between my old style and what I learnt was well worth the 8 hours.
Brad was a no frills teacher who went about his work with one thing in mind, and that was to give me a complete lesson in trolling, reading the water and current, setting drift patterns when using soft plastics and all in all making sure I enjoyed the day.

I can say it was one of the most enjoyable and knowledgeable time I have spent on the water and would recommend a day with Brad Smith to anyone who is just starting out or wants to re-visit the basics. Mums and Dads with young families couldn’t go pass spending a day with this gentleman of knowledge.
I look forward to my next trip with him discovering the Tweed River. (will take my camera next time)

Here is what Ken Brown from “Brownies Coastwatch” has to say:

“I first met Brad Smith in 1995 when he did a fishing story for me on a Brownies Coachwatch half hour show. He impressed me so much that over the five year period we produced the show, I asked him to do a number of stories and all were done and popular with our viewing audience.  I have fished with Brad myself and rate him as one of the best all round anglers and guides in Australia.  He is extremely good with his clients and is the person I always recommend when asked who to do some estuary fishing with.  In short, Smithy is a gem and anyone who spends time fishing with him, catches fish and has a day they will never forget”.

Brownies Coastwatch Videos Of Brad Smith


Read below what some clients have to say:

I have been lucky enough to use Brad Smiths’s Fishing Charters on a couple of occasions. It does not matter if the weather is good or bad Brad always hooks us up with fish. Brad is a true professional and the whole day is a personalized experience where you are made to feel like a good friend. Brad generously shares his wealth of knowledge and even shows us the hot spots so we can come back and do it by ourselves again.  Sharon O’Connell


Hi All my Name is Andrew and here is a little testimonial to this great man Brad or Smithy as everyone knows him.

In April 2012 my son (7 yrs old) was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy and we were told to do all we could (theme parks etc)whilst he can still walk so that’s what we did.While on the Gold Coast we wanted to do some fishing but not offshore as my son’s not stable on his feet.I was looking around on the net and came across Smithy’s details in a forum so I looked up his details and came across this website.I rang to speak to Smithy and left a message that was returned within 10 mins.I explained to Smithy the deal with my son and said that he could look after us and give my son a great day of fishing with plenty of fish to catch and Yes he was right.Smithy went out of his way to give my son a great fishing experience,we caught over 10 varieties of fish and my son just loved Smithy.Smithy spoke to his sponsors to see if that could help make his day better and they did by donating some extra fishing gear for my son and also helping by reducing that cost of the day for us.So to anybody who wants an absolutely great day of fishing (adults and children) give Brad a Call as he has all the Local knowledge to make sure that you have an unforgetable day of fishing.

Once Again a Big Thanks to Smithy and his Sponsors for giving my son and I that Unforgetable day.My sons enjoyment was priceless.

We will be going out again with Smithy next time we are on the Gold Coast as his boat is able to accommodate a wheelchair and my son can not wait until he is able to fish again with Smithy.

Andrew and Oscar Groves-Berry