Smithys Fishing Charter - Capricorn

21 Nicklin Way
Buddina QL, Australia

Welcome to Smithys Fishing Charters, providing some of the finest fishing experiences on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. If you are looking for exclusive small group trips, with the boat all to yourself, then look no further. Local owner-operator skipper Robert Smith, known locally as “Smithy”, has been running charters for over seven years, and is one of the longest running businesses out of Mooloolaba. Located at Kawana, and with two boats on offer, Smithy can take you on a tailored inshore or offshore trip on the waters of the Sunshine Coast. He can cater to all skill levels, individuals, groups, families, corporate groups, bucks parties, or work celebrations.

Smithy’s offshore boat, “Capricorn”, is a 25’ (7.7m) Reelax Capricorn Sportfisher that can fit 7 anglers, and is powered by a 230HP 4-cylinder Yanmar diesel engine. It comes fitted with a Lowrance GPS, iCom VHF radio, Garmin and Furuno sounders, and a USB/SD/FM radio player. It features a downrigger, large live bait tank, and quality Reelax gear, Gary Howard custom rods, and Fin Nor reels.

Smithys Fishing Charters are fully licensed to fish the Barwon Banks, The Hards and The Shelf, as well as all areas between, including many wrecks. With two boats, you can choose between offshore deep sea, reef, game, sport, jigging, soft plastics, estuary, fly, freshwater and crabbing trips. You will have the chance to encounter many diverse species, including Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Mackerel, Perch, Barramundi, Kingfish, Wahoo and more. Trips include all fishing gear, bait, drinks and licenses. For something more relaxing, they also offer Whale watching, Dolphin and bird-watching trips for up to 7 people. Inshore trips are on the 15’ Seajay Nomad “Kuhlia”, which fits a total of four people.

As members of the QSIA (Queensland Seafood Industry Association’s) PCOQ (Professional Charter Operators of Queensland) division,  you can rest assured that you are in safe hands with Smithys Fishing Charters.

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About this listing

Boat Specs
25 ft
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)

Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)

Spearfish (Shortbill)
Tuna (Dogtooth)

Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Yellowtail Amberjack
macerating electric toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Lowrance 5300Ci GPS Chartplotter
Life Jackets
1kW FCV-585 Furuno sounder, 400C Garmin sounder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
macerating electric toilet
Lowrance 5300Ci GPS Chartplotter
Life Jackets
1kW FCV-585 Furuno sounder, 400C Garmin sounder
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Reelax, Gary Howard, Fin-Nor
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Bottled water. BYO other
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Checks, Bank Transfer, PayPal.

About the Captain

Robert Smith
Buddina, Queensland, Australia
Member since March 2015
Keen recreational angler who made their hobby into their job.
Response time: 12 hours
Response rate: 86%