Fishing Weekend Gold Coast
Looking for an action packed, Gold coast fishing weekend with your mates or family? The Gold coast is a fisherman’s paradise, with a wide range of quality accommodation and fishing charter options available. Offshore fishing can be tiring. Particularly if you have been out on a full day trip in the sun all day. Accordingly, if you have a considerable distance to drive home, you may prefer to make a weekend of it.
In this case you will find the Gold coast has a plethora of hotels, Air bnb’s, caravan parks and apartments available for your stay. Everyone has their own individual needs when it comes to the type of accommodation required. Subsequently its advisable to do your research first. For instance what suits the family with kids may not be suitable for a rowdy boys weekend. Whatever your preference shop around for the best possible deal. Keep in mind that its often best to call charter operators and hotels directly to get the best possible price.
Location, Where to stay
Almost all Gold coast fishing charters depart from Main beach. For the most part if you have your own transport your options are endless. Provided you don’t mind a short drive to get to your boats departure point. Generally speaking there is little traffic on Gold coast roads early in the morning. The only exception is when major events are being held. For example the V8 Supercars or the Gold coast marathon. Allow extra time when these events are running. Many people combine their visit to the Gold coast to attend these events and then stay on for a few days to participate in other activities such as fishing, jet boating and Whale watching.
In the event that you have flown in to town and don’t have your own transport, your best option would be to book your stay at Main beach or Surfers paradise. These options are only a short ride to the departure point by taxi or Uber. Likewise, if your keen Main beach is within walking distance.
Planning your fishing weekend
Their are so many things to do on the Gold coast. Do you want to fish all weekend? Or perhaps fish one day and take the wife and kids out the next? The options are endless, fish half the day and you can be back at your hotel by lunchtime to hit the beach in the afternoon. Firstly you need to decide whether its going to be a full blown fishing weekend, or a more relaxed weekend that will take in at least one fishing activity. Once you have your plan in place, you can then look at your charter options.
Charter options – Gold coast
- Half day deep sea fishing charter. The most popular Gold coast fishing charter option. Two departure times available at 6am for the early birds and 11am for those who like to sleep a little longer in the morning. Accordingly half day trips are ideal for families and groups of friends. Various target species – Cobia, snapper, Mahi mahi, Tuskfish, mackerel and more. Most operate 7 days a week.
- Full day offshore fishing charter. A longer nine hour trip that is available by private group bookings of keen anglers. More time allows the boat to head out to deeper reefs in search of a variety of species. Not suited to young children or people with mobility issues.
- Inshore calm water fishing tour. Great for the kids and the avid estuary anglers. Target and catch species such as Bream, flathead, Trevally and more. Usually a four to five hour trip.
Seasons – Summer – Winter
Off the Gold coast you will find plenty of different species to wet your fishing appetite. The cooler winter months provide calmer conditions and more consistent bottom fishing for species like snapper, teraglin, tuskfish, cobia, pearl perch amongst others.
As the mercury rises and we enter the warmer months of summer, the speed demons begin to turn up. The gold coast is considered one of the worlds premier game fishing regions. Pelagic species that regularly frequent gold coast waters include: Mackerel, Wahoo, Marlin, Mahi mahi and Tuna.
For more information about our fishing charter options feel free to call our friendly staff on 07 5510 9622
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