Gold Coast Fishing Charters
Gold Coast fishing charters offer a fun experience for beginners and experienced anglers alike.
Experienced anglers enjoy focussing on the fishing and the service, whilst for the beginner it can be a great way to learn from seasoned professionals and pick up a tip or two on techniques for baiting hooks, or casting a line.
There’s usually a great sense of camaraderie on these charters – and it provides a great opportunity to swap tales about the one that got away!
And one of the best things about going on a Gold Coast fishing charter?
You don’t need to do any of the work – no need to research the best fishing spots, buy bait, or carry all the gear with you. Just turn up, relax and enjoy!
There are various types of fishing on offer through Gold Coast fishing charter operators - reef, deep sea, freshwater, estuary, sport (or game) fishing, plus crabbing too.
There are too many types of tours to categorise separately, and the tours may change from time to time, depending on what visitors wish to do.
So if you’re after a specific type of fishing, please contact the individual Gold Coast fishing charters to check that they can meet your requirements.
Although the vast majority of fishing charters are by boat, there are a couple of land-based charters that are also worth checking out, and fly-fishing lessons or coaching may be available.
Some Gold Coast fishing charters will provide bins for each angler and tag all fish caught by that person.
Other operators offer a ‘share of the boat’s catch’ whereby all the fish are pooled together then shared evenly among all anglers at the end of the trip.
The beauty of dividing the catch this way, is that no one goes home empty handed!
Whilst most boats do have basic amenities, such as onboard toilet and undercover shade/protection, there is variation in other services that may be offered…
including supply of bait & tackle, provision of refreshments, and courtesy pick-up & drop-off to accommodation.
Prices also range across tour operators, depending on the duration of the trip – which can range from 2 to 12 hours.
You’ll also find a wide range in scheduled trip departures offered by operators, such that you could probably fish around the clock if you chose!
If you are planning on taking younger children with you, be sure to check with the Gold Coast fishing charter beforehand – particularly in terms of the length of tour you’re taking.
Once the boat is out on the water, it won’t be returning to shore until the end of the tour - which may be up to 9 hours.
And when booking your tour, ask if there are any seasonal special deals, and remember to ask for a further discount if you’re booking for a large group.
Finally, many of the fishing charters also offer lower rates for observers who are just along for the ride and the company but do not wish to fish.Return from Gold Coast Fishing Charters to Cruises, Boat Hire, and Charters
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Following is a short selection of charter operators for fishing in the Gold Coast and Tweed area. Click here for a full list of charter fishing operators on the Tweed and Gold Coast.
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