Hotshot Charters - Gold Coast

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Main Beach QL, Australia

Hotshot Charters invites you to try out Queensland’s world famous fishing for yourself. With a local crew, a top of the range vessel, and a track record of catching record-breaking fish, this Gold Coast fishing charter leaves nothing to be desired. Fishing their home waters from December through August, the dedicated crew can also be found chasing giant Black Marlin from Cairns from September to December.

Hotshot is a semi custom 43’ O’Brien that is family owned and operated. O’Brien boats are famous for their dry and stable ride, which by no means compromises your ability to chase and hook seriously big fish. This comfortable vessel cruises between 20-24 knots and is fully stocked with top brand equipment. On board, as well as being treated with Simrad and Furuno electronics to put you on the fish, you will be aided and abetted in your gamefishing quest by Lee’s outriggers and a Reelax fighting chair.

Hotshot Charters offers two types of fishing trip: single day charters and multiday fishing adventures. Both will take you heading offshore in search of Blue Marlin, which you will target both by trolling lures and by using bait and switch - one of the best proven methods for catching a quality fish, and a technique the crew is very experienced in. As well as Blue Marlin, you could hook other Billfish, including Black and Striped Marlin and Short Billed Spearfish. If you are after a light tackle experience, there is excellent fishing for Black Marlin and Sailfish from December to March. And with a by catch of Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Spanish Mackerel, this is a game fishing extravaganza you shouldn’t miss out on.

On multi-day trips, you will head out to some of the most remote and productive Gold Coast fishing spots, such as Lady Musgrave Island and Fraser Island. Here, you will be targeting the same species but will have time to really get the most out of everything the area has to offer.

Hotshot Charters invites you to try out Queensland’s world famous fishing for yourself. With a local crew, a top of the range vessel, and a track record of catching record-breaking fish, this Gold Coast fishing charter leaves nothing to be desired.


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  • Multiday Trip - Fraser Island MAX 4
    Overnight stay, liveaboard, 4 day minimum, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 2452 private charter / day
  • Day Trip - Gold Coast Fishing
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 1712 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

O'brien (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Gold Coast, Fraser Island, Lady Musgrave Island
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Fly Fishing
Must provide own tackle
Targeted Species
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Marlin (Black)

 
Marlin (Blue)
 
Marlin (Striped)

 
Sailfish
 
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)

 
Swordfish
 
Tuna (Yellowfin)

 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Furuno
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
bedroom
Stateroom double: 4 bunks
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Hook-Eye
Outriggers
Reelax
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Furuno
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano/Penn/Saltiga
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Main Beach to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
 
Disabled Accessible
Payment

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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, PayPal.

About the Captain

Craig "Sparra" Denham
Main Beach, Queensland, Australia
Member since October 2016
Captain Craig "Sparra" Denham has been in the fishing charter industry for over 30 years, during which time he has explored numerous sportfishing hotspots worldwide, including Fiji, New Zealand, New Guinea, Hawaii, Japan, Ghana, Cape Verde and all over the east coast and north west of Australia. Throughout that time he has always come back for the Cairns Black Marlin season, working as a crewman for 10 seasons and as captain for a further 20. He is very experienced in a wide range of techniques, and holds a string of records for light and ultra light tackle Marlin fishing, including the one, two, and three kilogram men's Black Marlin records and the two kilogram Striped Marlin record. He has guided countless anglers to big game catches on the fly, including an incredible 101 kg Black Marlin on 10kg tippet! On heavy tackle, he has caught over a dozen granders, including one Black Marlin that weighed 1389lb. Who could be better to guide you to Billfish in Cairns and the Gold Coast?