We use and recommend these Businesses and organisations as trusted and valued businesses that assist us in our business.
Sea breeze Weather forecast Gold coast.
One of the best and most reliable weather forecast website specifically for those who enjoy water sports. Site features include wind speeds, wave heights, tide charts, air pressure and recent weather observations. All the information that an avid fisherman or boatie needs before heading out in to the open ocean.
BCF Labrador are conveniently located on Oxley avenue directly opposite Harbour town. Ideally located for those who are staying at the northern end of the Gold coast. Staff are friendly, helpful and more than willing to help. BCF carry a huge range of boating, camping and fishing accessories. Be sure to stock up with quality tackle and all the required safety gear before heading out on your fishing adventure. Check out the Labrador store.
STS Marine – Southport Trawler supplies.
STS marine are suppliers to both commercial and recreational fisherman and boat owners. They are the big boat specialists and carry a large range of boating accessories and general chandlery. Including ropes, anchors, chains, commercial fishing equipment, bulk line spools and hooks and sinkers. For more information call 07 5564 6908 or visit website.
Gold Coast Fishing Charters.
Our recommended partner company. Gold Coast fishing charters regularly assist us when we are fully booked and require an additional boat for large corporate events. Gold coast fishing charters have been operating in the local area for over fifteen years and have a solid reputation as a professional deep sea fishing charter provider. GC fishing own and operate a 42 foot Steber craft. A big stable commercial fishing vessel similar to those used by maritime authorities, water police and search and rescue organisations. On a vessel like this your safety and comfort are assured. MV “Fat hooker” is decked out with all the latest deep sea fishing tackle, modern electronic equipment for navigation and fish finding. Other comforts include on board clean flushing toilet, padded seating and a large soft canopy to protect you from the harsh Australian sun and to keep the customers dry on the odd day that the heavens open up and it rains.
Fishing Tackle and bait.
MV “fat hooker” Carries a range of well maintained tackle that is built by quality manufacturers such as Shimano and Penn. Overhead rods and reels are used for bottom reef bouncing for a huge variety of bottom reef species including Wrasse, Pearl perch, Cobia, Amberjack, Samson fish, Snapper, Cod and many more.
Heavy duty Penn Spinfisher combos are employed for float lining, live baiting, spinning and some jigging. These out fits are great to use for everything from Tailor right through to large pelagic surface swimming fish like Mackerel, Black marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo etc.
Your crew will provide, defrost and cut up a range of bait including Pilchards, Squid and strip baits. Where possible the deckhand will jig for live bait to set and use to target the bigger fish species. During the Summer months lures including rubber skirts and hard bodies are used also.
MV “Fat hooker” has a couple of regular skippers and deckhands, all are proficient seaman and seasoned fisherman that possess a wealth of local fishing knowledge and experience. The skipper will take you out to the best local reefs where the fish are hungry. Once over the reef your friendly deckhand will demonstrate how to use the equipment safely, how to put bait on your hook, and finally how to hook and catch the fish that are lurking below on the reef structure.
At the end of the day your crew will gill and gut your catch and provide heavy duty bags for you to get it home, if required the guys will also provide recipes and cooking tips so you can enjoy your seafood feast with your family.
Of course if you don’t eat fish you have the choice of either sharing your catch with other customers on board, or if you prefer you can release your fish. GC fishing fully support sustainable fishing for the future generations.
During the winter months you will regularly encounter humpback whales on deep sea fishing charters. You are invited to come and enjoy the invigorating experience of being up close to these giant mammals as they follow their annual winter migratory route, north up the east coast of Australia, from May and returning south past the Gold coast until as late as early November. A fantastic day trip for the whole family out on the water Fishing and Whale Watching!!
GC Fishing Charters offers a unique 5 hour Deep Sea Fishing Charter that departs twice daily 7 days a week, (weather permitting). Tours times 6am – 11am and 11:30am – 4:30pm. GC fishing Charters cater for individuals, couples, small groups, big groups, private functions or any other occasion, woman, children and families are encouraged to join.
We highly recommend Gold coast fishing charters and are proud to operate alongside them.
We hope you enjoy your visit to the Gold coast and look forward to seeing you on board the boat with us.