Top Gear Fishing Charters

Join Top Gear Fishing Charters for a perfect day out on the water. This Main Beach based operation focuses on running a professional safe boat and business. With over 45 years of industry experience, Captain Brian Gills and his crew are here to share their wealth of knowledge and experience with you.

Their 38’ Berjun boat is an award-winning, purpose-built fishing vessel that has a powerful 420 HP Caterpillar engine. This energy efficient motor ensures low noise and no outboard fumes. The boat is stable, reliable, and designed for the open oceans of Western Australia. Undercover seating and roll-down sides will keep you cool and dry, while the large fishing deck offers plenty of room to move for up to 12 guests.

Captain Brian will provide fresh and live bait and the latest Penn and Shimano reels. There are reels for left-handed guests as well.

You will mostly target species such as Snapper, Flathead, Cobia, Kingfish, Goliath Grouper, Tailor, Grassy Sweetlip, Wrasse, Teraglin, Marlin, Mackerel, Tuna, and lots more. If the fish aren’t biting in one spot, the crew will move around to find the ones that are. Based on what you catch, Capt. Brian will gladly share his favourite fish recipes.

The boat is wheelchair accessible and it has a side door to make getting on the boat easy. Capt. Brian encourages everyone to come fishing with him. Just contact him before the trip and speak of your needs. He will always find a way to make fishing possible for anyone eager to join him on the water.

The Top Gear Fishing Charters team runs trips year-round. Capt. Brian and his team make sure that everybody on their boat has a great time, whether you are a beginner or a fishing veteran. You only need to bring a smile and a sense of humour for a great day out.

What are you waiting for?

Let’s Go Fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,606
    Spend the full day with us, this enables us to Fish deeper waters for bigger fish, we provide all the expertise and top line gear for that trophy fish. We're keen as mustard. "LET'S GO FISHING".
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Private Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,241
    Gives us enough time time to fish the deeper waters of the Gold Coast for bigger fish in less fished waters. Great value.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Private Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $985
    Charter the whole boat for yourself, or you and your friends. Usually a five hour trip but can be tailored to your desire. Let us look after you.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $219
    We are a professional team who dedicate ourselves to catching the best fish available, our vessel is a purpose built Fishing Vessel, with a large deck and modern gear. We encourage experienced, newcomers, kids, and challenged people to come and enjoy a day out. We are happy to give tuition and a smile and a laugh. Using the best bait, including live bait to maximise our chances of the big ones. There is cover on the boat to get away from the sun and spray. Do yourself a favour, Lets Go Fishing.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $219
    Morning & afternoon scheduled trips, 5 hour duration, single or group bookings or Tailor your own day out on a Private Charter with your friends. We also have vast experience in Film, Salvage & Towing, Diving, Commercial & Social, or any Commercial Venture.
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About the Captain

Brian Gills
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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85 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since October 2018
I grew up beside the ocean, fishing and boating have been my life. I never wanted anything else. Fishing and boats have taken me around the world, I have visited all different countries and cultures, this has given me a very broad and positive outlook on life, this is my life. I believe in listening, watching, and embracing technology, trying new things, and new ideas is what keeps us alive, doing our best, and actively pursuing our life.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)

Pearl Perch Pearl Perch
Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Randell (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1982. Powered by a 420HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
58%
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Grahame P. P.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 19, 2021
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VERIFIED   Half Day Private Trip on June 27, 2020
Such a great experience, a girls only trip which started off as first time fishing ended up being almost professionals at fishing....
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 3, 2020
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FAQs about Top Gear Fishing Charters

Top Gear Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $150 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • AU $150 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • AU $1,350 per group - Half Day Private Trip (5 hours)
  • AU $1,700 per group - 3/4 Day Private Trip (7 hours)
  • AU $2,200 per group - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Top Gear Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Top Gear Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Latest technology, Quality gear)
  • Live Bait (Maximise our chances)
  • Lures (We fillet & share any big fish)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Cleaned & Iced asap for Quality)
  • Snacks (Light snacks available)
  • Drinks (Water & Soft drinks supplied)
  • First Mate (Tips are appreciated)

Top Gear Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Rough weather alternative. )
  • Nearshore Fishing (Snapper, Pelagics)
  • Offshore Fishing (Kingfish, Snapper, Cobia)
  • Reef Fishing (Mixture, Quality Fish)
  • Wreck Fishing (Big Fish, Live bait.)

Top Gear Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Bait, Livies, Plastics)
  • Heavy Tackle (Lures, and Skirts)
  • Bottom Fishing (Various species, Snapper)
  • Trolling (Seasonal, Pelagics)
  • Spinning (Surface fish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi)
  • Jigging (Snapper, Kingfish, Cobia)
  • Popping (Giant Trevally)
  • Drift Fishing (Covering a large area)
  • Deep Sea Fishing (45 Years experience)

Top targeted fish species with Top Gear Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Pearl Perch
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo
  • Yellowtail Amberjack