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Everyone from first timers right through to experienced anglers can rest assured that we provide a real Gold coast fishing charter experience not just a boat ride. Our highly motivated, experienced owner/skippers are committed to providing the best possible Gold coast fishing charter every time.

The gold coast region boasts a large variety of pelagic surface fish whilst bottom dwelling reef fish abound in our semi tropical waters. Our charter target Species include Snapper, Pearl perch, Jewfish, Marlin, Mackerel, Kingfish, Cobia, Sailfish, Tuna and many more. We are also lucky enough to watch the Humpback whales migrating during the winter months, with whale sightings on almost every tour during this period. Dolphins, sharks, and turtles are regularly encountered and for the bird lovers there is plenty to see too, marine bird life includes Gulls, Terns, cormorants, Sea eagles and the mighty Albatross.

Being "mad keen" fisherman we are up to date with all the latest deep sea fishing techniques and methods. In addition to our

Australian gold coast deep sea fishing trips, we can organize deepwater jigging over reefs for kingfish, Amberjack and Sampson fish. Snapper hunting trips using mainly "floatlines" which consist of super sharp gang hooks with a very light sinker lowered slowly to the reef. This is a highly effective method used to capture the big "Nobby" Snapper.

Gold coast Game fishing charters targeting Black marlin, Striped marlin, Blue marlin, Yellowfin tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo and Dolphin fish can be easily arranged. Big Sharks are strong and powerful with the battle sometimes measured in hours rather than minutes, Not for the feint hearted, great for groups where the rod gets "passed around" and everyone shares in the fun, alternatively we can harness you up, and you can go it alone and try to land the beast yourself, its entirely up to you.

Gold coast deep sea Shark charters are a great team building exercise, excellent for Bucks days, corporate groups, birthday parties etc, or anyone that wants to catch and view that big man eater up close.

Gold coast deep sea fishing Charters

Our deep sea trips and charters cater to all levels of fishermen and women alike, whether you are a young beginner or an experienced angler. Our friendly professional crew are more than happy to assist you if required. 
All of our True blue Gold coast fishing trips and charters are subject to weather and minimum numbers, departing from The Spit pontoon, Muriel Henchman drive Main beach. Our morning half day trip and full day deep sea charter depart at 6.00am. Our afternoon half day charters depart at 11:30am.

Corporate & Business charters and Trips
Corporate charters are our specialty at True blue Gold coast deep sea fishing charters. Catering for all types of fishing trips from the serious angler to those who just want to have fun or even that corporate team building challenge, you will love the experience as you try to catch the fish of a lifetime. Our full day’s trips can be catered to with light snacks for morning tea, and a buffet lunch for an additional fee. Gold coast deep sea fishing can help you plan your next corporate event.

Bucks day deep sea Gold coast fishing charters
Bucks parties are our speciality, get your mates together for an awesome Gold coast deep sea charter adventure before you hit the Gold coasts party spots. We can assist in organising lingerie waitresses and other adult entertainment if required. Our big charter boat can handle groups of up to 23 people, while our smaller boats can take up to 12 or 16 people in comfort. A Gold coast deep sea fishing charter is a great way to kick start your bucks day.

deep sea fishing gold coast faq,s

Over the years we have found that we get asked many of the same questions by our charter guests, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions about deep sea fishing gold coast here for your reference. If you have a more specific question please get in contact with us and we will be more than happy to help you out!

Where does the deep sea charter depart from?
Deep sea charters depart and return from The Spit pontoon. The pontoon is located at Muriel henchman drive, Main beach. Turn left off SeaWorld drive after SeaWorld Nara resort look for the blue sign that says "charter boats/boat ramp". Boat picks up from pontoon next to boat ramp. If the boat is not there when you arrive do not panic it will not be far away. Allow at least 15 minutes driving time from Surfers paradise and 1 hour from Brisbane. 

What do I need to bring with me on the Gold coast fishing charter ?
You will need to bring something to eat (unless catering has been prearranged). Hat, sunglasses, camera, soft soled shoes, sea sickness tablets sunscreen and a jacket (if cooler weather forecast).  Feel free to bring a favourite rod if you wish. BYO alcohol is permitted in moderation.

Do you have bag limits on your charters?
We adhere to all Queensland government regulations, our crew will measure your fish and check bag limits. All your legal fish will be cleaned and bagged for you at the end of the charter.

What is supplied on the gold coast fishing charter?
All deep sea fishing equipment, rods, reels hooks, sinkers, lures, etc. bait, ice, eskies, cold bottled water, on-board toilet and seating.

Will I get seasick on my Gold coast deep sea charter?
Unfortunately we have no control over who gets sick and who doesn’t. Precautions can be taken to reduce the chance though. Seasick tablets (start taking the night before), magnets and ginger are some of the remedies. Refraining from a big night drinking at the pub or local night clubs prior to your charter is also a good idea. Please note that we do not provide seasickness medications.

Is smoking permitted on charters?
Smoking is permitted on the rear deck, while the vessel is underway.

What species do we target on the charter?
We fish all year round, target species vary from month to month but include Mackerel, Cobia, Tuna, Snapper, Sharks, Wahoo, Mahi mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, Teraglin, Mulloway, Tuskfish, Kingfish, Samson fish, tailor and many other rocky reef and pelagic fish species. Generally speaking the summer months are best for pelagic species while winter tends to produce better deep sea bottom reef species.

Which day should I book my charter?
 We recommend that if you are on holiday you book your deep sea trip on a day early during your stay, so that we can reschedule in case of unfavourable weather, (i.e. strong wind and rough seas) we don't cancel if rain is forecast or if it is raining, our charter boats have covered rear decks. We recommend you bring a raincoat. Quite often the fishing is better during cloudy/rainy days so don’t be deterred.

Can you take large groups on your charters?
We are the big group charter specialists, our boats can accommodate different amounts of people to suit your group size. We can cater for groups of up to 50 people over our 3 big purpose built charter boats. If you have a large group bookings must be made in advance to allow availability of other charter vessels at the same time.

What bait do you use on your Gold coast fishing charters?
We use only the best bait and always try and supply our customers with good quality pilchards and squid. We also catch yellowtail and slimy mackerel to use as live and dead baits on our deep sea reef and game trips.

I have never fished before is that a problem?
 If you have not fished before we recommend you take one of our five hour half day trips. Our crew will give you tuition on your fishing charter. Your skipper & deckhands are more than happy to help you catch the fish of a lifetime. First timers are made feel welcome and our friendly crews are very patient. 

Where do we fish on the charter?
Where we will fish depends on several factors, including length of trip, weather conditions, time of year and what’s biting. We operate in depths between 20-100 metres. Usually on half day trips we are working reefs between 30-50 metres deep. On full days we have more time to target the deeper wider reefs.

Where can I Park?
There is heaps of free parking available at our departure location. We also offer a shuttle bus service to and from local hotels for an additional fee of five dollars per person.

Do you have Toilets on the charter boats?
We have a marine toilets on board all of our charter boats for your comfort.

Do you guarantee fish on your deep sea charter?
Unfortunately we cannot make any such guarantee. Although it is not common for anyone to not catch any fish at all it can happen. We will do everything we possibly can to give you the best possible chance to catch some Gold coast deep sea ref fish, but in the end fishing is not only a fickle endeavour, but also relies much on the person doing the fishing itself. It is our job to take you out to, and to put you “over the fish”. We do so in comfort, safety and a fun filled enjoyable atmosphere. From there the remainder is up to you to hook the fish and ensure you land it. Our crew will often hook fish and hand over the rod to the less fortunate people on-board. Even then it is not totally uncommon for the fish to escape before being hauled aboard.
Please understand, you are booking a charter to head out to fishing locations and use the vessel and fishing tackle to ATTEMPT to catch fish. You are NOT booking a charter to be supplied with deep sea reef fish. As such it should be clear NO REFUNDS of any form are applicable should you not be successful in catching any fish. There is definitely a large amount of skill involved in fishing. We recommend you simply try again as practice makes perfect.

Can I bring my own rod and reel on the Gold coast reef fishing charter?
By all means! As much as we prefer you to use our gear you can bring your own. However, if the skipper and or crew find that the difference in your gear to ours is creating tangle issues on the day they will ask you to stop using your ear and switch to our tackle to ensure everyone has an enjoyable tangle free day. It’s all about having everyone aboard enjoying themselves.

Do you provide drinks on the charter?
Yes, we provide cold bottled water. As we are not licensed you can BYO alcohol. Our only request in that any such drinks be in the form of cans to avoid possible glass breakage and minimise the weight of the rubbish created. If you are bringing alcoholic drinks we also highly recommend you bring them in a cooler bag and not an esky. We have some Esky space available for you to use for your drinks and personal supplies. Cooler bags take up minimal space in them and still allow you to determine which are yours (and which are not…). Bringing additional esky’s simply takes up valuable deck space which is much better left for passengers, and which in turn allows everyone to be able to fish in comfort.

Gold coast and Brisbane fishing charters testimonials

We had an absolute awesome time on the charter boat and we will remember it always. It was the highlight of our fantastic holiday at the Gold coast. The crew was so helpful and kind, making our day extra special and lots of fun. Thanks for the memories!
James & Hannah 

Thanks to True blue gold coast Fishing Charters, Brian, Anth and Bill for a great trip. Good fellas and nothing was too much trouble for them, also thanks to Sandra for all her help in organising the trip. Thanks to Maree for shouting me a great 60th Birthday trip to the Gold coast, good company, lots of laughs and the odd beer or two consumed. Will was fisherman for the trip.
Rob Mater, Goulburn, NSW 

Just wanted to say thank you soooo much, had the most amazing day, such a beautiful boat and always a pleasure to fish with the master, merry Christmas. Another happy customer!
Jenny latham. Vic

Excellent Fishing charter for all levels, beginners to advanced! Extremely flexible, if you want to fish for food or just sport on the reef or troll for pelagics. Myself and my girlfriend went out from the spit. Caught heaps of fish, about 12 species in total including some big Snapper, cod, teraglin, Cobia etc. Would highly recommend this outfit, they always finds the fish and have a few interesting techniques that produce plenty deep sea reef quality fish.

Thank you to Captain Mark and his crew.  Everyone that got off the boat made comment that it was the best deep sea trip they had ever done, it met and exceeded all of our expectations. The boat and crew was first class and we never went without a thing including bad jokes.
Adrian Cunningham Brisbane. 

Best fishing experience I’ve had, bagged out on some huge snapper coupled with a great crew. Awesome day!!!
Ben Jacobs

Brilliant day out deep sea off the goldie with Brian and Bill and a top day weather wise. Fishing was top class and Bills knowledge kept everyone busy catching fish and his sense of humour kept everyone laughing Thanks heaps boy!!!! Will book again next time im in Brisbane
Anthony Roche WA 

Absolute ripper of a day with Mark and Troy fish on all day and got some great size fish!!! PUMP AND WIND BOYS PUMP AND WIND!!!!! Will be back again for sure!
Ronnie and the boys Tweed heads

Hi Mark, I would like to extend a big Thank You to you both and your team for yesterday. We had a brilliant time on your boat, our guests enjoyed it and we are still receiving great feedback. The staff were fantastic, the food was delicious loads of fun! Thank you for making the whole process and the organising so easy, you go way beyond your duties and I appreciate everything you did to treat us to such an excellent day! We will not hesitate to recommend your charter to everyone.

Kind Regards, Renee

Morning everyone Just would like to thank you for a great afternoon yesterday – everyone had a great time. Please thank the crew as well. Have a great Xmas and New Year Alison

True blue Charters provide the ultimate package as a fisherman – local knowledge, great tackle, great boat and awesome fun!

Had a wicked day fishing and bagged a heap of fish at the end of the day loved it would go out again

Exceptional experience year after year! Rick is knowledgeable, a pleasure to spend the day with on the water and consistently put my friend and I on the fish year after year.
Dean Windsor, Richmond Vic

True blue Charters got myself and my dad some really nice deep sea fish in Gold coast despite it being a bit slower fishing at the time. His patience, good humour, knowledge, and professionalism made for a truly enjoyable day on the water…not to mention hooking some awesome fish!!! Thanks Mark!!! We will definitely be calling you again the next time we are in Town!


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  • Quality Penn and Shimano rods and reels
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  • Cold bottled water
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  • Full tuition by our expert anglers
  • Big comfortable charter boats
  • Clean on board toilets on all boats
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  • Half and full day trips available
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Wow what a day!

Just wanted to say thanks for the best days fishing ever, boat was great, crew were sensational and that big Snapper went down a treat. Will definitely be back again for another go in the very near future.

James Wilson.



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Our Gold coast fishing charters staff of certified Skippers and deckhands can help you move from novice fisherman to experienced angler, keeping you safe all along the way. Our Gold coast fishing charters depart daily.


At True blue Gold coast fishing charters, we live the adventure every day. Our big comfortable charter boats will get you to the most productive deep sea fishing grounds off Queensland's south east coast. Stop wishing and come fishing with the local experts.


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