Cobia fishing Gold Coast
Get out on the water with us for some serious Cobia fishing Gold coast.
There are few fish that can pull like a Cobia! Winter months are the prime time to target these migratory beasts on the local offshore reefs east of the Gold coast. Thumper cobia tend to trail whales, sting rays and sharks searching dropped scraps of food. When there is whales or sharks in the region you can be sure that the schools of cobia wont be far behind.
When to target Cobia
You can catch Cobia year round in the South east Queensland region. But probably the easiest time is during the cooler months of April-October. they range in size from 5 to 45 kgs. Its very rare to catch one less than 5kg. They grow at an extremely fast rate.
Sight fishing for Cobia makes for some very thrilling fishing. When they rock up under the burley pot, some days they will eat any bait that is offered to them. Other days they can be picky and very selective, at worst they can be down right annoying. Some times you can throw every bait you have at them and they will turn their noses up and simply swim back to the deep water.
Cobia are a serious contender and require seriously tough tackle, cheap garbage wont cut it with these fish. Given the chance, cobia will often run for the bottom and slice you off on the jagged coral, with these brutes, recommended tackle is overheads or bigger sized spin reels spooled with a minimum 15kg main line, offerings from manufacturers like Fin-Nor, Daiwa, Shimano and Penn and ideally suited for battling XXXL size cobia.
Landing a Cobia usually requires more than a one attempt. Often you will get it close to the boat only to watch it turn its head and make another long hard run for the bottom. Sometimes once hooked they will head up to the top of the water column and surface like a shark, they will often try and circle the boat which becomes tricky when fishing at anchor. Once alongside the boat a heavy duty gaff hook is an essential item.
Prized catches in many ways. Cobia offer the excitement of a long hard fight and are also a quality table fish. With its firm white flesh, it is excellent grilled, barbecued, baked, steamed or fried.
If you have never caught a Cobia, you are missing out on some serious hardcore fishing action, and a great feed. Give it a go you wont be disappointed.
Corporate Fishing Charters – Gold Coast
Planning a memorable evening with work colleagues and clients? Want to give your staff a day to remember?. The best way to do this is to go on one of our corporate fishing charters or one of our Broadwater cruises. There is no place nicer than the Gold Coasts waterways to hold such a party.
For fulfilling all your corporate charter requirements. Like wise Gold Coast fishing charters are here to help. We are an Australian owned Gold Coast business proudly owned and operated by a team of dedicated staff who are passionate about being out on the water doing what we do best.
The friendly staff and experienced crews are experts in the field of fishing and boat operations are always ready to offer you the best Corporate fishing charters on the Gold Coast that you will remember forever.
Charters and cruises
The best setting for offering a unique corporate charter loaded with action packed moments and thrill is to go with a group of like minded people. We can cater for groups of up to 30 people over two boats.
GC Fishing is here to offer a totally relaxing, enjoyable fishing charter or Broadwater cruise for your staff. With GC Fishing charters, you don’t have to worry about anything. Just let us know your requirements and the rest will be organised by us..
There are several different types of corporate charter packages available. You can get full day or half day deep sea fishing adventures. Broadwater party cruises for occasions, and sunset cruises.
Similarly if you’re up for some calm water fishing during your Broadwater cruise, the option is available. GC fishing charters has got a crew of expert fishermen with years of experience. Who are ready to help you in every way possible so that you can spend some quality time catching a variety of fish species. For providing the best fishing experience for you. GC fishing can also offers refreshments, catering and entertainment at additional cost.
As a registered Gold Coast charter fishing vessel. Both of our boats are in current Queensland Department of Transport survey. They are also fully equipped with all required safety equipment.
There is a separate toilet, and comfortable seating and the boats are fully tackled up for both calm water and deep sea fishing. Your safety is of paramount importance to us and Gold coast fishing charters has got your best interests covered.
Broadbeach fishing charters
Broadbeach fishing charters, GC charters operate two purpose built fishing charter boats that depart twice daily from Muriel Henchman drive at Main beach just 15 minutes drive north of Broadbeach on the Gold coast Broadwater.
We operate 7 days a week (weather permitting) and offer half day and full day offshore deep sea reef and game fishing charters, targeting a wide range of pelagic and bottom fish species including Snapper, Tailor, Tusk fish, mackerel, Wahoo, marlin, Tuna, Jewfish, Teraglin, Tuskfish, Kingfish, Cobia and many more.
Fishing trip Departure times
6am-11am or 11am-4pm.
Our tournament winning owner skippers will give it their best to get you on to some prime quality eating fish on the local reefs to the east of Surfers paradise and Broadbeach, you will be fishing in water between 30-60 metres deep depending on weather conditions and seasonal availability of our various pelagic and bottom dwelling target species.
We supply all the bait and tackle required and the know how required to achieve a good fishing technique and boat a great catch. GC charters also supply cold bottled water, and expert crew.
Our boats are big, stable and comfortable, we can accommodate groups of up to 18 people onboard “FV Fat hooker”, and groups of up to 12 people on board “FV Seaquest”.
Both boats are equipped with on board toilets and covered rear decks for protection from the elements.
Come on board and enjoy a great day out fishing off the South east Queensland coast.
For more information about our Coolangatta fishing charters visit our home page or call one of our friendly staff on 07 5529 9658
Great for bucks parties, corporate events and parties.
fishing trips Coolangatta
All bait and quality fishing tackle, Ice cold bottled water, all legal fish gilled, gutted and bagged up, friendly professional crews. Just bring your hat, sunscreen, seasickness tablets, camera, and something to eat.
Need something for Dad for fathers day? How about one of our Gold coast fishing charters gift certificates. Our vouchers make great gifts for all occasions. Our certificates are valid for twelve months from purchase date.
Simply buy online, Dad can book on a day that suits him to go fishing anytime in the 12 month period.
We are proud to announce a great new special, Only $90 per person for mid week bookings Mon-Fri. Both morning and afternoon sessions available on our big comfortable boats. Best Value Deep sea fishing on the coast.
Book in to hook in! Catch Mackerel, Wahoo, Trag, Snapper and more.
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Merry Christmas from the crew at Gold Coast Fishing Charters
We are pleased to announce our very loyal clients, Bob Collins and his crew have won Catch of the Month AGAIN! They caught this 4.5kg snapper on Sunday 11 August on a half day morning trip. Congratulations guys! They win a free trip for one on board Fat Hooker. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!
If you are stuck for a Father’s Day gift idea, why not shout Dad a day out on Fat Hooker? Jacqui and her husband fromwww.crapmamma.com (Creative Relaxed Approach Parenting) in conjunction with Gift It Now jumped onboard FV Fat Hooker for an early Father’s Day outing. Check out Jacqui’s experience here. Thanks for the great wrap, Jacqui!
Instant gift certificates are also available by clicking here if you are short on time.
Catch of the Month!
The winner for July goes to Tom Charlton with this 4kg Maori cod. Caught on Sunday 21 July on a half day morning trip.
Tom wins a free trip on Fat Hooker. Congratulations Tom!
The weather hasn’t been the best for fishing throughout July with big seas and messy Easterly winds but we have been cleaning up on snapper and pearl perch with everyone heading home with a feed on most days. This is expected to continue throughout August.
The humpback whales have been putting on a great show while we have been out which makes the days even more enjoyable. There are a few large highs hanging around so this wonderful August weather is due to last for a while.
Andrew with his snapper
The month of April was a total mixed bag. The first 2 weeks were a write-off with rough weather, however the weather over the last couple of weeks have been bliss and we look forward to the calmer winter weather which is to come.
It was a very quiet mackerel season over summer, but the deep sea winter species are well and truly about in big numbers. We have been catching pearl perch, snapper, trag jew in abundance and a couple of tuskies and flathead per trip.
Catch of the Month
Catch of the Month for April goes to Gary Brookes for catching this 12kg Banded Rock Cod or Downunder Grouper. It was caught on Saturday 27 April out on the 50 fathoms on a full day charter. Gary wins a free trip on FV Fat Hooker. Good stuff, Gary! See you soon.
Only 4 weeks til Easter! Egg-cellent!
Can you believe Easter is at the end of the month? Easter is traditionally our best time for fishing and good weather so we have our fingers crossed we will be proved right again this year. We still have availability on most days over the break but if you would like to catch some fresh fish for Good Friday, please give us a call ASAP as we usually book out 1 week beforehand.
Mother Nature has really had it in for all Aussies over the last couple of months. We were not left out – there were 20 wet days in February out of 28. The constant north-easterly winds denied us from getting out. The minimal days we were able to fish we caught a great catch of snapper and some tuna.
Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast 2013
It’s that time of year again! We love our surfing nearly as much as we love our fishing! We are super excited the Quiksilver Pro starts tomorrow at Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast. There are a handful of Quiksilver Pro charters happening on Fat Hooker next week thanks to Gold Coast Tourism and Carlton Dry. Give us a call to get in on the action. We are even trying to get some of the big wigs onboard!
Corporate events are proven to increase customer loyalty and business profitability. What better way to entertain corporate guests than unwinding with Gold Coast Fishing Charters? It’s the perfect informal setting and the hardwork is done for you so you have more valuable face to face time with those important clients and team members. We are running a value-packed promotion for private corporate charters – book for 10 guests and bring 2 guests for free! Saving yourself up to $400. Plus a BONUS merchandise pack will be thrown in to the value of over $80. What are you waiting for?!