Moreton Bay

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Moreton Bay Fishing Charters

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Moreton Bay: 13 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Gold Coast
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trips from $1,454
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(123 reviews)
Gold Coast
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(6 reviews)
Noosaville
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trips from $221
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(9 reviews)
Gold Coast
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(36 reviews)
Mooloolaba
trips from $316
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(58 reviews)
Noosaville
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trips from $123
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(92 reviews)
Tewantin
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trips from $123
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(6 reviews)
Gold Coast
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Very good
3.9 / 5
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Tewantin
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trips from $123
Very good
4.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
Gold Coast

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Moreton Bay

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Moreton Bay fishing trip is $397, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,135 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Hotshot Charters – Gold Coast, Top Gear Fishing Charters, and Noosa Sportfishing Charters 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 Cobia. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Deep Sea Fishing, and Trolling. Offshore fishing, reef fishing, and inshore 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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To go out on this boat, it was great except for Mother Nature (which no one can control)
Excellent
4.7 / 5
To go out on this boat, it was great except for Mother Nature (which no one can control)
Adrian  W.
Adrian W. Melbourne, VIC
Arrive early to get an all day park. If delicate of stomach take sea sick pills washed down with cup of tea with honey. Don't look down. Watch the horizon. Catch fish.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Arrive early to get an all day park. If delicate of stomach take sea sick pills washed down with cup of tea with honey. Don't look down. Watch the horizon. Catch fish.
Murray  H.
Murray H. Brisbane, Queensland
It’s still a bit chilly with the wind but we had a lovely sunny day. We never expect to catch anything as that’s how fishing goes. But we did catch a few so there’s definitely fish around ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s still a bit chilly with the wind but we had a lovely sunny day. We never expect to catch anything as that’s how fishing goes. But we did catch a few so there’s definitely fish around ?
Laura  S.
Laura S. Brisbane, QLD
A lovely place with so many options to keep everyone happy and excellent fishing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A lovely place with so many options to keep everyone happy and excellent fishing
Michael  S.
Michael S. Australia
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

Discovery Fishing Charters
Discovery Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
Dam what a day, put us on the fish, if I had to complain about any thing it would be it was too short lol. No complaints all round dam good morning out.
Jason  S.
Jason S.
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Fishing charter in Tewantin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Clint and the crew made sure it was a great fishing experience. Loved it and definitely will be back.
Rebecca  T.
Rebecca T.
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(123 reviews)
We had a great Father’s Day morning on the water with the crew. Unfortunately we didn’t catch much fish on this day but the overall experience was good. Saw three big whales jumping out while leaving the harbour. Captain and crew are very friendly and try to make the best of it!
Peter  K.
Peter K. Upper Coomera, QLD
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
We took my dad for his 60th birthday. It was an awesome morning with the crew. Captain Brian and his crew are extremely helpful and kept us moving to hunt down the fish. We also had my 12 year old niece on board and they are so helpful with her as well. It was a great trip and we walked away with an awesome catch.
Jordan  G.
Jordan G. Brisbane, Queensland
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Fishing charter in Tewantin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Next time I go it’ll definitely be a day trip not half day, awesome blokes and had an amazing time ??
Ethan  B.
Ethan B.
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
My son had a great day with his dad today & Brian and saw lots of whales too. He caught a lot and brought them home for dinner!
Kylie  C.
Kylie C. Brisbane, QLD
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
We had a great half day trip with Brian & the crew. Would definitely recommend 😊
Laura  S.
Laura S. Brisbane, QLD
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Fishing charter in Tewantin
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(92 reviews)
If you would like to experience fishing in open waters, even for the first time, DSFC Noosa will help you enjoy it to the full. Captain & crew communicated well, held safety in high regard, had a sense of humour & laughed which made everyone feel welcomed.
Ronald  D.
Ronald D. Brisbane, QLD
Discovery Fishing Charters
Discovery Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Very good
4.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
We were fortunate to have clam conditions and got on the reef easily. Todd worked continuously prepping bait, helping us catch, and then cleaning fish. The boat is seaworthy and a reasonable platform but the tackle is old and needs rejuvenation.
Patrick  L.
Patrick L. Los Angeles, CA
Discovery Fishing Charters
Discovery Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
We are not around for Eternity so memorable moments are always here to stay The pleasure of fishing on Discovery and it's crew was absolutely incredible I look forward to doing it all over again in the very near future
Darrrell  H.
Darrrell H. Killingly, CT
Discovery Fishing Charters
Discovery Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
We all had a great day..captain and Deckee were fantastic Thanks for the great experience
Steven  B.
Steven B. Brisbane, Queensland
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Fishing charter in Tewantin
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(92 reviews)
Trip was good even though some were sick I do feel that snacks should be better than small packet of chips for what you pay as boys have done other half fishing charters and had better food! Didn’t take home any fish but I suppose that’s the luck of the draw Boys said they had a good morning
Tracey  S.
Tracey S. Brisbane, QLD
Discovery Fishing Charters
Discovery Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
I took my client and his Dad on the charter captain and Deck hand were able to help me with the wonderful experience for my client Jack and his fathers Danny Thankyou .
Aaron  P.
Aaron P. Gold Coast, QLD
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Fishing charter in Tewantin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Overall, we did not get decent fish but crew was doing their best and with nice friendly atmosphere we coul not complain
Arek  O.
Arek O. Portland, ME
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
Excellent adventure with an amazing crew. My 16 years old son had a lot of fun on his birthday with his friends.
Francisco  M.  A.
Francisco M. A. Australia
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(123 reviews)
Great captain and deck hand. Didn’t catch a heap of fish but that’s fishing. Wasn’t the best day for fishing. It was the first time for my 13 year old son and he had a great time.
Scott  S.
Scott S. Australia
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Fishing charter in Tewantin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
I took my son in his first deep sea fishing experience and we both had a great time. On what was a quiet day the crew really tried to find a good spot for us and everyone ended up with a few fish. Only negative feedback would be, to have more rod holders but I’m nitpicking tbh. Cheers for the great day
Nathan  W.
Nathan W. Brisbane, QLD
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Fishing charter in Tewantin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
We didn’t catch any legal fish bud that is the name of the game. We did have a great day though even with the swell.
Deb  H.
Deb H. South Portland, ME
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Fishing charter in Tewantin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Absolutely brilliant time today, the guys had everything ready too go and we're friendly, Definitely be booking again!
Dylan  R.
Dylan R. Barnstable, MA
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
Great experience with Brian and Todd - so helpful and FUN! Can see they love what they do and we had a great morning on 4 different spots in the ocean Great group and great crew!
Raquel  R.
Raquel R. Mernda, VIC