Fishing Smooth Water Sports Tuition

When it comes to Australia’s Gold Coast, the fishing opportunities on offer here more than live up to its lustrous name. Fishing Smooth Water Sports Tuition can’t wait to introduce you to these waters! Now fishing the Sunshine Coast local rivers as well. Alongside experienced and friendly local captain Steve Wilkes, you’ll have the chance to reel in a huge variety of spectacular species, using top-quality gear and lures. Come aboard and get ready for an angling experience worth its weight in gold!

Capt. Steve has been exploring these waters since he was a child. He uses his years of knowledge and experience to provide guests with a variety of first-class fishing trips that’ll see you cruising a variety of local fishing grounds. You’ll have the chance to hook estuary, river, and bay species such as Flathead, Bream, Whiting, Threadfin Salmon, Snapper, and more. Capt. Steve welcomes anglers of all ages and abilities on board, including children and guests with disabilities.

You’ll be heading out to the hotspots on board 19’ Bluefin Barracuda aluminum vessel, perfectly built to accommodate up to 4 anglers in comfort and safety. Your vessel is decked out with all the necessary navigational gear, including GPS and fishfinder, as well as life vests, and a freezer to keep your catch fresh.

Depending on the fishing grounds you explore, and the fish you target, you’ll be trying out a variety of techniques to land your dream species. Capt. Steve will have you spinning, popping, trolling, and jigging using light tackle – this allows for plenty of hands-on angling action! Capt. Steve caters for every type of angler, from true novices to hardened fishermen, so don’t worry if you’ve never held a rod before.

Your trip includes top-notch rods and reels, artificial and soft plastic lures, tackle, and your captain’s expert knowledge. You’ll also be able to take your catch home with you. Come aboard Fishing Smooth Water Sports Tuition for the angling adventure of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $692
    price breakdown
    $692
    This is the perfect trip if you want to make a day of it! Treat yourself to 10 hours of exploring the Gold Coast's bountiful fishing grounds, including the estuaries, lakes, and inshore waters. There are also some great restaurant options on the water, which are perfect for a lunch break! This extended full-day adventure gives you the opportunity to hook a huge host of species, and really mix up your techniques, too. You'll be targeting Bream, Flathead, Snapper, and more. Rods and reels are included!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $547
    price breakdown
    $547
    If you're keen to fish a little longer, and want to increase your opportunities of reeling in a wider variety of species, then this is the trip for you! Capt. Steve will take you out for between 7.5 to 8 hours, and you'll have the chance to explore a variety of the Gold Coast's fishing grounds, including local estuaries, rivers, and inshore waters. The species on offer include Red Snapper, Bream, Whiting, Australian Bass, and even more. Rods, reels, bait, and tackle are included!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Exclusive (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $365
    price breakdown
    $365
    Join Capt. Steve on this 5-hour trip, where you'll get the chance to explore the estuaries, rivers, bays, and inshore waters of the Gold Coast. Your captain grew up here and will use his local knowledge to help you target Bream, Whiting, Red Snapper, Flathead, and plenty more. This private trip is perfectly suited to anglers of all ages and abilities, families, and your captain is more than happy to accommodate children and anglers with disabilities. Rods, reels, bait, and tackle are included!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Exclusive (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $365
    price breakdown
    $365
    Join Capt. Steve on this 5-hour trip, where you'll get the chance to explore the estuaries, rivers, bays, and inshore waters of the Gold Coast. Your captain grew up here and will use his local knowledge to help you target Bream, Whiting, Red Snapper, Flathead, and plenty more. This private trip is perfectly suited to anglers of all ages and abilities, families, and your captain is more than happy to accommodate children and anglers with disabilities. Rods, reels, bait, and tackle are included!
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $219
    price breakdown
    $219
    Join Capt. Steve on this 5-hour trip, where you'll get the chance to explore the estuaries, rivers, bays, and inshore waters of the Gold Coast. Your captain grew up here and will use his local knowledge to help you target Bream, Whiting, Red Snapper, Flathead, and plenty more. This private trip is perfectly suited to anglers of all ages and abilities, families, and your captain is more than happy to accommodate children and anglers with disabilities. Rods, reels, bait, and tackle are included!
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $219
    price breakdown
    $219
    Join Capt. Steve on this 5-hour trip, where you'll get the chance to explore the estuaries, rivers, bays, and inshore waters of the Gold Coast. Your captain grew up here and will use his local knowledge to help you target Bream, Whiting, Red Snapper, Flathead, and plenty more. This private trip is perfectly suited to anglers of all ages and abilities, families, and your captain is more than happy to accommodate children and anglers with disabilities. Rods, reels, bait, and tackle are included!
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About the Captain

Steve Wilkes
Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
ID & License verified
10 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since October 2018
I grew up on the Gold Coast and when I was 10, my parents bought me my first tinnie. It had a little 6 HP motor and I used to scoot around the coast and always bring home a feed. It's been a life-time love. I have created a business around this love. I thoroughly enjoy taking people to my favourite fishing spots. The fish species on offer on the Coast is so varied, which always creates an interesting day out.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Australian) Bass (Australian)
Bream (Common) Bream (Common)
Cod Cod
Flathead Flathead

Perch (Golden) Perch (Golden)
Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)
Whiting Whiting
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Bluefin Barracuda (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 34 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (3)
4.73
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Scott M.
Brisbane, QLD
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 13, 2019
Highly recommended, you won’t regret going on this charter. Will definitely be going again. Next time will be a full day...
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Tom M.
West End, QLD
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 29, 2019
Great weather Plenty of fish Many of them juvenile, but great variety Skipper friendly
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Yipei D.
Brisbane, Queensland
 5.00
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Cassandra T.
Brisbane, QLD
 5.00
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Beautiful day out on the water with the kids

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 8, 2019
Had a fantastic day. Steve was amazing with the kids which I really appreciated!!! The kids had a great time. They loved it...
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Brad G.
Burbank, California
 5.00
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Great day of fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 19, 2019
Steve provided a wonderful day of fishing in Brisbane.  Being from the USA it was wonderful to learn about Brisbane and...
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