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6 Fishing Charters

Gold Coast Fishing Charters

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Gold Coast: 6 fishing charters available

Top Gear Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(95 reviews)
Gold Coast
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trips from $104

Hotshot Charters – Gold Coast

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Gold Coast
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trips from $1,602

Hooker 1 Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(6 reviews)
Gold Coast
trips from $627

Discovery Fishing Charters

Very good
3.8 / 5
(46 reviews)
Gold Coast
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trips from $104

Cushy Fishing Charters

Tweed Heads
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trips from $1,253

Northern Rivers Sportfishing – East

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
South Murwillumbah
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trips from $279

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Gold Coast

The average price for a private 4 hour Gold Coast fishing trip is $985, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,203 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Top Gear Fishing Charters, Hotshot Charters – Gold Coast, and Hooker 1 Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Gold Coast, Queensland. Full list of top fishing charters in Gold Coast.

Top Gear Fishing Charters, Hotshot Charters – Gold Coast, and Hooker 1 Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Gold Coast.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Yellowfin Tuna, and Yellowtail Amberjack. Top fishing techniques include deep sea fishing, light tackle, and trolling. Offshore fishing, inshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

When a city is named the Gold Coast, a picture of a place framed with sandy beaches and gorgeous waters comes to mind. Nestled on Australia’s east coast and hugged by the Coral Sea, the Gold Coast is a great vacation destination and an even better fishing spot. If you don’t believe it, one trip with Golden Coast fishing charters will change your mind.

With over 40 miles of coastline, the city is an epicenter of angling activity. Whether you’re in the mood for deep sea fishing, reef exploration, or inshore opportunities, you’ve come to the right place. Come in the summer months, and you’ll be blown away by the premier Black Marlin bite and pelagics like Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Mackerel, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna in the fall.

Reef fishing is just as productive, with an impressive array of species to target. The reefs are a playground for Yellowtail, Snapper, Cobia, Pearl Perch, Tailor, and Amberjack, among many others. Mangrove Jacks, Flathead, Tailor, and Trevally hang out closer to shore, which is perfect when going offshore isn’t advisable.

Because fishing opportunities are so diverse here, there’s no shortage of experienced skippers to take you to your catch. Gold Coast fishing charters organize trips that can last anywhere from 3–10 hours and often there are specialized expeditions on offer as well. A half day excursion is enough to fish the reefs, while longer trips are perfect for deep sea runs.

It’s recommended that you book your charter a couple of months in advance. Alternatively, you can head to Main Beach and pick one of the charter boats from the lineup.

Rules & Regulations

When you’re casting a line in Queensland, you don’t need  a fishing license for recreational fishing. Bear in mind that size and possession limits apply to a variety of fish species, so make sure to follow the rules.


January

January kicks off with some of the best deep sea fishing you’ll find all year. Black Marlin are abundant at the beginning of the month, with plenty of other game fish in tow, including Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi.

February

There’s a lot of Blue Marlin offshore, so if you don’t mind the trip, you’ll have a blast. Black Marlin catches start to thin out, but don’t worry, there’s plenty of Mackerel, Wahoo, and Sailfish to keep you busy. Pearl Perch is coming into season.

March
As fall settles in, the fishing changes. Game fishing is focusing more on Yellowfin and Mackerel Tuna, with Wahoo still giving anglers a run for their money. If you hit the reefs, you’ll have a lot of fun reeling in a variety of Snapper.
April
The water temperatures drop but the action heats up around the reefs. Amberjack, Cobia, Snapper, Pearl Perch, and Yellowtail Kingfish are up for grabs when bottom fishing or jigging. This is a great time of year to fish the Gold Coast. 
May
The fantastic reef fishing continues, only improved by the reappearance of Yellowfin Tuna offshore. The talk of the town is the Humpback Whales’ migration. Time it right, and you might enjoy excellent fishing and whale watching on the same trip.
June

It may officially be winter, but that doesn’t stop the Gold Coast from dazzling visitors with its famously pleasant climate and sunny weather. And the fishing is better than ever over the reefs, with monster Cobia, Pearl Perch, Snapper, and Trevally in the cards.

July
Some say winter is the best time for fishing around the Gold Coast. The weather is warm, there are fewer people on the water, and there's plenty of fish. As well as Cobia, Snapper, and Tuna at the reefs, Tailor and Flathead are caught inshore.
August

If you’re a Flathead fan, get on down to the Gold Coast! The Dusky Flathead – one of Australia’s favorite fish – is schooling in preparation to spawn. Whales are being sighted and Sharks are following close behind, so you’ll have some competition when battling your prey.

September

Spring is in the air, which means mild tropical evenings and sunny days. Sometimes in September, winds don’t make it easy to go offshore, but that’s ok. Look for Cobia, Pearl Perch, Pink Snapper, and Sweetlip Emperor over the reefs, you won’t be disappointed.

October

As the currents warm, the migratory patterns change. There are fewer sharks out there and plenty of Wahoo, Tuna, Trevally, and Flathead. Sport fishers are polishing up their gear in preparation for the big game season.

November

As warm bluewater currents start moving southwards down the coastline, sportfishing boats come up against Wahoo as well as Yellowfin Tuna. Things are still going strong around the reefs, where you can hook into Jacks, Snapper, and Trevally.

December

It’s summertime and living is far from easy – if you’re a game fish, that is. This is the season for both Blue and Black Marlin, as well as Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Mackerel, and Wahoo. Catching your next record might just be the best thing to give yourself this Christmas!

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Fishing is fishing, sometimes you catch fish sometimes you don't. Don't get upset if you expect something and it doesn't work out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing is fishing, sometimes you catch fish sometimes you don't. Don't get upset if you expect something and it doesn't work out.
Jason  Q.
Jason Q. New Farm, QLD
Take motion sickness medicine before the trip, wear sandals as your shoes will get wet.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Take motion sickness medicine before the trip, wear sandals as your shoes will get wet.
Siyu  W.
Siyu W. Pinjarra Hills, QLD

Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Brian and Billy were absolutely fantastic and they ran a great trip. We found plenty of fish and hooked up on a lot, we just weren’t lucky enough to hook up that big Marlin, there will be a next time. I would definitely recommend Top Gear charters to everybody!
Tim  C.
Tim C. Wellington Point, Queensland
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Brain and Billy were great hosts, always there to help hook a bait, untangle lines, free line from rocks…always jolly and cheerful. What more can you ask for than hooking up a 28kg GT! Billy guided with clear instructions to get the beast onto the boat. Amazing experience for all.
Winnie  C.
Winnie C. Brisbane, QLD
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(95 reviews)
Captain Brian and Jimmy are the best guys for the job. Fun, knowledgeable and passionate about getting you onto the fish. Would definitely recommend them and will book again.
Philip  S.
Philip S. Brisbane, Queensland
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Highly recommend, we had a great time with the incredible crew. Caught a spanish mackerel!!!!!
Corey  S.
Corey S. Conroe, TX
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Great Crew , equipment etc , creating a great day for our annual Christmas party ! Thanks Guys Regards: Reid Plumbing… Earl
Earl  R.
Earl R. Auburn, ME
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Best charter ever, great crew with great laughs, forever memorable , cheers boys
Tuuaga  L.
Tuuaga L. Brisbane, QLD
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Booked the A.M fishing for my boyfriends birthday. The crew was lovely and the view was amazing. I got very sea sick and did not end up fishing but I get sick very easily. The crew recommended taking a sickness medicine the night before and in the morning also. Will definately do that for next time! (And my boyfriend had a great time so it was all good!) :)
Kate  C.
Kate C. Brisbane, QLD
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Our morning with Billy and Brian was fun for 3 generations! Brian and Billy obviously knew what they were doing and really wanted us to catch fish. The gear, the bait and the the support they offered meant that we were set for success- from the 10 year old to the 70 something year old! They were great with the kids and made sure they caught a fish. The 10 year old developed hero worship and now wants to be an apprentice! Thanks for a great morning out and about Brian and Billy!
Jane  W.
Jane W. Yeerongpilly, QLD
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
A great trip - friendly & personable crew who obviously know the fishing spots and interact well with all passengers.
Cheryl  R.
Cheryl R. Bundall, QLD
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
An awesome experience going fishing with Brian and Billy. Very welcoming to all, young and older or experienced or inexperienced. Took time to even give a young boy a go with catching bait fish. Importantly we also had a decent catch of Flat Heads. Definitely recommended.
Ravin  R.
Ravin R. Rochedale, QLD
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
The crew are phenomenally hospitable. They were fantastic with the kids and made sure everyone had a great day.
Krystal  M.
Krystal M. Brisbane, QLD
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
The trip was a funny trip with lots of laughs my wife said it was a great learning experience. We caught a fair few different species across the crew that was on board. I would definitely go on this boat with that crew for another trip. Thanks Brian and Billy, Jason and Fiona
Jason  Q.
Jason Q. New Farm, QLD
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Great day out on the water... Brian and Billy are knowledgeable fisherman who couldn't do more to make your day enjoyable and successful. We'll be back!
Damian  P.
Damian P. Central, HCW
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(95 reviews)
I took my dad and kids to a half day fishing trip with Brian and Billy, this is our very first time going on a fishing trip in the ocean. We enjoyed it every much, both Brian and Billy are helpful, friendly with a great sense of humour and made the boat ride fun and relaxing. Look forward to doing it again in winter time.
Siyu  W.
Siyu W. Pinjarra Hills, QLD
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Had a great day, the staff were really good. Very helpful. We will go again one day.
Lynn  C.
Lynn C. Burleigh Waters, QLD
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(95 reviews)
Great communication on trip. Really friendly captain and deckhand Billy was great. Caught a few fish and plenty on the sounder but they just weren’t feeding. Skip tried multiple places and did his very best to put us on fish. Real bonus was how genuinely friendly and accommodating the crew was.
Tony  B.
Tony B. Auckland, Auckland
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(95 reviews)
the fish were a bit quiet but thats fishing the crew are great had a blast, would go with them again and recomend to others
Scott  D.
Scott D. Southern Lamington, QLD
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(95 reviews)
Captain Brian and deck hand Billy were very helpful and knowledgeable and provided us with a great experience, unfortunately the big ones weren't biting but had a great day all the same highly recommended
Craig  N.
Craig N. Brisbane, QLD
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Great day out on the water. Didn’t catch many but that’s fishing, both Brian and Billy were a great cree
Clem  S.
Clem S. Freshwater, NSW
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Another fantastic morning on this trip. The whale on the way back was the icing on the cake. Thank you
Michael  K.
Michael K. Riverhills, QLD