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Hooker 1 Fishing Charters

Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned angler, Hooker 1 Fishing Charters has the local knowledge and experience to make your fishing experience a success. Discover deep sea fishing, hit up the reefs, and battle it out with some serious big game fish in stunning waters just off the Gold Coast.

With over 20 years of experience, Captain Robert Ashley “Ash” Retallack has the expertise to ensure you get the most out of your fishing adventure. Along with his dedicated and fun crew, he promises a thrilling encounter with some of the biggest fish that call these waters home.

You’ll have everything you need for a productive day aboard the “Hooker 1.” The 41’ Steber flybridge boat rides as smooth as you’d like, keeping you stable whichever waters you’re fishing. With space for up to 17 guests, you’re welcome to make yourself at home in the comfortable saloon or on the open deck. Blast your tunes from the multimedia system while the crew prepares your snacks in the kitchen.

Fitted with downriggers and outriggers, and with a livewell already stocked with bait, she’s a serious fishing vessel. Whether you want to explore the reefs, troll offshore, or just watch the whales, you’ll have the benefit of all the latest technology to help you locate your target.

The crystal clear waters off the Gold Coast are home to a wide variety of fish species year round. From Snapper and Pearl Perch along the reefs to trolling for Marlin or Tuna in the depths, there’s no end to what you can go for. Let your captain know what you’d like to do and the whole crew will do their utmost to make this the trip of a lifetime.

At the end of your trip, the crew will even prepare and bag your catch, so you’ll be good to go right away. Fill the boat with delicious fish, and let the taste of success linger on into the night. Everything you could ever want from a fishing trip is here. Make your Gold Coast holiday memorable and book the fishing trip of a lifetime with Hooker 1 Fishing Charters.



About the Captain

Robert Ashley Retallack
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since April 2019
Fishing is my life, let me share it with you. I have lived most of my life on the Gold Coast. My interests include boating, fishing, surfing and sport in general. I have been chartering these open waters for the last 15 years and have a vast knowledge of the local waterways, conditions and seasonal fish habitat. I get great enjoyment of seeing the adrenaline rise in people when they catch the fish of their dreams. I purchased Hooker 1 Fishing Charters in August 2015 situated on the Gold Coast at Marinas Cove, Main Beach. I'm an owner/operator with an experienced fun crew giving you every assistance to make your day successful and enjoyable. Hope to see you aboard.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Jewfish Black Jewfish
Cobia Cobia
Crab Crab
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flathead Flathead
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Pearl Perch Pearl Perch
Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)

Snapper (Red Emperor) Snapper (Red Emperor)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Steber (Cruiser) originally built in 1991, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 500HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
41 ft
Capacity
17 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore 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
Multimedia System
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
Fishing License
Lunch

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

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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Felicity L.
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Fishing with Robert Ashley

VERIFIED   NEW  7 Hour Trip on August 28, 2021
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Burleigh Waters, QLD
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on November 29, 2019
This was the best charter we have been on. The cap and deckie were awesome and so good to deal with. They took...
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Rochedale, QLD
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Caloundra, QLD
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on September 23, 2019
Brilliant full days fishing with a great friendly crew. Attentive to all our family’s needs and caught loads too.
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Saint Paul, MN
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7 hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on July 8, 2019
Had a good time. Could’ve had better weather but can’t count on that. Caught some nice Pearl Perch
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FAQs about Hooker 1 Fishing Charters

Hooker 1 Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $900 per group, additional AU $90 per person after 11 guests - 3 Hour-Trip (Crabbing+Whale watch) (3 hours)
  • AU $1,600 per group, additional AU $160 per person after 11 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • AU $2,100 per group, additional AU $210 per person after 11 guests - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)
  • AU $2,500 per group, additional AU $250 per person after 11 guests - 9 Hour Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Hooker 1 Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Outside bathroom on deck)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hooker 1 Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (On full-day trips)

Hooker 1 Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Hooker 1 Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hooker 1 Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Jewfish
  • Cobia
  • Crab
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flathead
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Pearl Perch
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Snapper (Red Emperor)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo
  • Yellowtail Amberjack