Moreton Bay

11 Fishing Charters

Moreton Bay Fishing Charters

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Moreton Bay: 11 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 $1,591

Fishing Smooth Water – Mooloolaba

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(23 reviews)
Mooloolaba
trips from $346

Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(45 reviews)
Tewantin
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $121

Noosa Bluewater Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(35 reviews)
Noosaville
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trips from $111

Noosa Charters – Wild Thing 2

Excellent
4.4 / 5
(143 reviews)
Noosaville
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $121

Discovery Fishing Charters

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

Hooker 1 Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(6 reviews)
Gold Coast
trips from $622

Fishing Offshore Noosa – Trekka 2

Excellent
4.2 / 5
(65 reviews)
Noosaville
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $111

Untapped Fishing Expeditions

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Noosaville
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $413

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Moreton Bay

The average price for a private 4 hour Moreton Bay fishing trip is $579, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $929 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Top Gear Fishing Charters, Hotshot Charters – Gold Coast, and Fishing Smooth Water – Mooloolaba are some of the most popular fishing charters in Moreton Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Moreton Bay.

Top Gear Fishing Charters, Hotshot Charters – Gold Coast, and Fishing Smooth Water – Mooloolaba all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Moreton Bay.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Pink Snapper, and Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, trolling, and deep sea fishing. Offshore fishing, reef fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The Moreton Bay fishing scene offers excellent action, whether you’re searching for an easy inshore catch for dinner or want to hunt a big game trophy offshore. This scenic paradise stretches across 125 kilometers, from Caloundra in the north to Gold Coast Seaway in the south. Apart from fishing, you can explore the diversity of the bay’s marine life, such as turtles, dugongs, dolphins, and wading birds.
 

What to Catch

The bay itself is very shallow and sandy, but stretches of deep channels and rocky reefs attract a variety of species to these waters. Some of the best fishing spots are West Peel Artificial Reef and Harry Atkinson Reef, where you may find Pink Snapper, Sweetlip Emperor, Bam, Mackerel, and many more. Snapper is right at the top of the “most-wanted” list. When the temperature drops in winter, their numbers skyrocket and you can find them in both the shallow bay and deep reefs.
 
If you’re up for a longer trip, you’ll have enough time to reach the deep sea fishing grounds, which start beyond Moreton Island. Target Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, or any other furious predators hungry for bait. These trips are the best during summer, so always bring sunscreen or a hat to keep your skin safe from the sun.
 

Choosing a Moreton Bay Fishing Charter

You’ll often find local fishing charters that accommodate 10+ guests. If your fishing group is smaller or you want to go on your own, booking the whole boat may be expensive. Luckily, most of the skippers offer shared trips as well – the price per person is fixed, so there’s no risk of breaking the budget. 
 
Shared trips offer nothing less than private packages. Whether you want a half day or a full day, reef or deep sea, summer or winter trip – it’s all here, as long as you don’t mind having other people on board.
 

Need to Know

You don’t need a fishing licence in Queensland, but there are size and bag limits for certain fish species. 
 
If you’re travelling from abroad, the easiest way to reach Moreton Bay is by flying into  Brisbane Airport. 
 
All Moreton Bay fishing charters allow you to keep the catch and the crew will even clean and fillet it for free. Nothing beats a perfect day of fishing, topped off with a dinner you caught yourself in a restaurant by the sea.
 

January
Start the year with an amazing big game trophy! Head out offshore and target different types of Marlin, Mahi Mahi, or Sailfish.
 
February
Big game fishing is still great but you can also find some good action closer to the shore. Target Mackerel and  Sharks, or catch Threadfin Salmon in the Brisbane River.
 
March
The water is slightly cooler as autumn approaches but deep sea fishing still offers unbelievable rod-bending action.
 
April
Fish move closer to the bay as the water temperature gets lower. This is a good time to target Kingfish (Yellowtail Amberjack) and Bonito.
 
May
Brisbane and the area are great this time of the year, especially if you come during Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival season. 
 
June
Visiting artificial reefs and targeting Snapper is a must during winter if you want to have a true Moreton experience. A stealthy approach and light line are all you need.
 
July
The best time to target Snapper in the bay already began and most of the charters will be focused on this. You’ll also find great spots for Jewfish in the Brisbane River.
 
August
A great time to target Coral Trout, Sweetlip Emperor, or Bonito. If you’re more interested in offshore fishing, different types of Tuna are available.
 
September
With spring, Cobia rush into the bay in huge numbers, so don’t miss out on this opportunity. Bay fishing is still great, so you don’t have to go far.
 
October
As the weather gets warmer, river fishing gets much better. If you want to target Threadfin Salmon, now is a good time.
 
November
Big game species are back in the game. You’ll notice that Wahoo started their peak season and Blue Marlin are on the rise.
 
December
End the year with a splash! Species such as Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo are at their peak, so this is the best time for a deep sea adventure.
 

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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
You have to ask where you can clean your fish without getting a fine/parking ticket
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You have to ask where you can clean your fish without getting a fine/parking ticket
Joe  P.
Joe P. Morayfield, QLD
We actually went out at Jacobs Well / it was a bit closer for us. A lovely overcast day. Pack / wet weather gear/ lunch/ drinks/ sun cream & hats.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We actually went out at Jacobs Well / it was a bit closer for us. A lovely overcast day. Pack / wet weather gear/ lunch/ drinks/ sun cream & hats.
Cassandra  T.
Cassandra T. Brisbane, QLD
Be prepared for any weather & conditions including Mother Naturte's creature activity- very little or going crazy!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for any weather & conditions including Mother Naturte's creature activity- very little or going crazy!
Bob  & Liam Fordham
Bob & Liam Fordham Peregian Springs, QLD
Have the best time possible and get your hands smelling like you have just jumped on a charter!!!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Have the best time possible and get your hands smelling like you have just jumped on a charter!!!
Gina  C.
Gina C. Kingston, TAS
Visit these guys for some info and guidence! They want you to have the best fishing experience, and you really do get it,! Thanks Paul and brock
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Visit these guys for some info and guidence! They want you to have the best fishing experience, and you really do get it,! Thanks Paul and brock
Hayley  C.
Hayley C. Lytton, QLD
If not sure about what is going on - ask questions and have the crew expliam what they are doing
Very good
4.0 / 5
If not sure about what is going on - ask questions and have the crew expliam what they are doing
Steve  M.
Steve M. Tallebudgera Valley, QLD
Only way to go (you dont have to bring any gear, or worry about cleaning up after)
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Only way to go (you dont have to bring any gear, or worry about cleaning up after)
Raymond  R.
Raymond R. Brisbane, Queensland

Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Fishing charter in Tewantin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Had a fantastic day out despite being seasick. Hands down the best charter I've been on to date. Definitely recommend this team.
Kym  G.
Kym G. Brisbane, Queensland
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
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Fishing charter in Tewantin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
I felt safe on the crazy waves. Though it was raining and the currents were strong, we had a great day out. Everyone was very friendly and knew the water well.
Joti  G.
Joti G. Sydney, New South Wales
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Fishing charter in Tewantin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
A great 1/2 day fishing trip with an awesome relaxed crew who were right on to everything anybody needed. They made it so easy for a novice fisherman to have the best day out deep catching fish.
Adrian  N.
Adrian N. Concord, NH
Noosa Charters – Wild Thing 2
Noosa Charters – Wild Thing 2
Fishing charter in Noosaville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
Great trip. Lots of fish. Lovely clean vessel! Great assisting in pulling in the big ones..
Susan  S.
Susan S. Noosa, Queensland
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)
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
Fishing Offshore Noosa – Trekka 2
Fishing Offshore Noosa – Trekka 2
Fishing charter in Noosaville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Great morning out, everyone caught fish. And had a great time. Crew were extremely helpful and informative. Recommend
Andrew  H.
Andrew H. Brisbane, Queensland
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Fishing charter in Tewantin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Everyone caught a fish at the end off the day due to the experience of the crew Evan got dropped off at the jetty off my hotel full star experience thank you 😊
Frank  N.
Frank N. Brisbane, QLD
Noosa Bluewater Charters
Noosa Bluewater Charters
Fishing charter in Noosaville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Awesome day on the water. The weather wasn’t fantastic but the captain put in the hard strokes to get us on some fish against the odds. Would definitely recommend this charter with great service, right down to filleting our catch at the end of the day!
Michael  M.
Michael M. Newington, ME
Noosa Charters – Wild Thing 2
Noosa Charters – Wild Thing 2
Fishing charter in Noosaville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
Mat/Nat excellent professionals We have enough fish for a month Highly recommended
Russell  R.
Russell R. Petrie, Queensland
Discovery Fishing Charters
Discovery Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Fantastic first time fishing charter experience for my 10 year old son. Captain and crew so helpful and very attentive to my son making his day a complete highlight. Great experience.
Garth  H.
Garth H. Brisbane, QLD
Noosa Charters – Wild Thing 2
Noosa Charters – Wild Thing 2
Fishing charter in Noosaville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
Legends running the show, so flexible with arrangements and we caught a boatload of fish.... just do it!!!
Scott  U.
Scott U. Atlanta, GA
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
Noosa Bluewater Charters
Noosa Bluewater Charters
Fishing charter in Noosaville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Was a great day out with Mitch and Jack! Would highly recommend this crew. Got us onto some tuna on the way out then bottom dropped at a few spots bagging some Kobia, Venus Tusk Fish, Pearl Perch, cod and a big bull shark which we released. Cleaned and filleted the catch at the end. We all had a decent bag of fillets to take home! Great day out!
Ryan  B.
Ryan B. Brisbane, QLD
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Fishing charter in Tewantin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
An epic half day out, fish were not big but first timers had a great day out. Crew were amazing, very understanding and Uber helpful. Will be making his part of our annual holidays on the coast. You rock Deep Sea Fishing Co.
John  C.
John C. Rockhampton, Queensland
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
Noosa Bluewater Charters
Noosa Bluewater Charters
Fishing charter in Noosaville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Well trained crew made it a great day. My grandson and i brought in a large cobia, over a metre long. I must say I would go again.
Mark  H.
Mark H. Wales, ME
Discovery Fishing Charters
Discovery Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(46 reviews)
Excellent skipper. Todd is a great deckie. Loves naviy sandwich 🥪 and Maltese’s. Great 👍 blokes couldn’t wish for more. The old bloke. Cheers
Dave  A.
Dave A. St. Louis, MO
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Fishing charter in Tewantin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
My family had a great day on the water. And we are excited to book again in the new year. I would definitely recommend This charter.
Jason  K.
Jason K. Portland, ME