Gold Coast Fishing Charters is proud to recommend the products and services of the following business partners.
Volunteer Marine Rescue Southport.
Lets face it, We all hope we never need to use these guys and girls. But its great to know that VMR are there to assist in case of the worse when boating and fishing the Gold coast region. An associate membership with VMR is only a measly $66 per annum and entitles the member to a host of benefits including.
- Assistance with grounded vessels
- Towing of vessels ( in breakdown situations – to the closest safe haven or boat ramp)
- Pump-outs of sinking vessels
- Flat Battery Jump Starts
- Radio checks, Weather, Tidal and Boating Safety Information
- Dignified Ashes Dispersal at Sea
- Marine Rescue Assistance from Point Danger to Bribie Island, including up to 30 NM seaward of the coastline.
VHF and HF frequencies are monitored by the VMR volunteers via the base at Muriel henchman drive and also the Seaway Tower. It is advisable to log in with VMR when heading offshore. Crews also man and maintain the rescue vessels and can regularly be seen out and about offering assistance to boaties in need. All up the guys do a great job and any wise boat owner should seriously consider joining VMR before heading out boating and fishing.
True Blue Fishing Charters.
True blue Gold coast fishing is our trusted partner when we require additional boats or are booked out or down for maintenance. True blues fishing, operate big sea worthy purpose built charter vessels, that are fully equipped with the required fishing tackle for your offshore adventure on the high seas.
True blue offer a similar range of services to us. The guys are always happy to assist customers from the booking stage right through to the fishing. Your deckhand can even offer tips on how to cook your catch once you get it home!
Both half and full day trips are available. Catering for everyone, from first timers right through to the avid angler wanting to fish the deep outer reefs. In full survey for the local area, the boats fully insured and all vessels have on board toilet facilities, seating and roof covers over the rear fishing platforms. True blues fully qualified Skippers and deckhands will take you to the local reefs and hot spots to chase a myriad of different fish species for both sport and table fare. Your deckhand will ensure your fishing rod is rigged up correctly and will give you advise so you achieve good fishing technique and obtain a good catch. Species vary depending on the season, but the gold coast offers hot deep sea fishing all year round.
The Summer season sees the bigger pelagic game fish move onto the local grounds. Species include:- Mackerel (School, Spanish, Spotted), Wahoo, Black Marlin, Mahi mahi, Tuna and more. These species hone in on the big bait balls that gather on the under water structure. Big fish simply move in for an easy feast. These species are caught using techniques like trolling lures, and by floating out live yellowtail and slimy mackerel as bait. Pelagics provide reel screaming action and some of them are great to eat too!
The Cooler Winter months sees the pelagics disappear north with the warmer currents and a drop in ocean temperature brings in the bottom dwellers. This is prime time of year to get out fishing, with light westerly winds and calm seas most days. Main target species include Big Snapper, Monster Cobia, Tailor, Tuskfish, Wrasse, Mack Tuna, Flathead and other tasty critters. Techniques vary, the most common method is bottom bouncing with paternoster rigs. In addition the crews will also deploy float lines with live baits, squid, strip baits and pilchards.
Looking for hot game fishing action? then November-April is best time, while the cooler months produce great eating quality fish and some arm stretching Cobia as big as 40kg!
If fishing’s not really your thing. Broadwater party cruises are also offered. Suitable for bucks parties, hens nights, corporate functions, birthday parties and all other occasions. Cruise times can be customized to suit your requirements. The team can organise multiple boats to accommodate groups of up to fifty passengers. Entertainment and food can also be arranged for an additional cost.
Gift certificates are also available. These make great gifts for birthdays, Christmas, fathers day and other occasions. Customers can purchase vouchers instantly online. Valid for twelve months and can be redeemed and used on a day that suits the recipient.
The Bait Shop Gold coast.
The bait shop is your one of stop shop for all bait needs. If they don’t have it they will work to get it for you. Lower prices and a great range of both live and dead/frozen bait is available for your fishing expedition.
Whether you require 500 grams of prawns or a bulk 15kg box of pilchards these guys have it all in stock.
The bait shop is located at 2/22 Ereton drive Arundel. Call them direct on 0406 737 773 or check out their Facebook page for the latest fishing reports videos and quality bait supplies.