Australia’s Gold Coast is renowned for providing domestic and international visitors with a fishing experience that is not easily forgotten. It certainly does not hurt that the saltwater experience in this magical part of Australia is also complimented by the pristine white sands of the beaches and some great entertainment and dining choices. But it is the allure of the species that call the waters off the Gold Coast’s 43 miles of coastline home that brings in thousands of fisherfolk every year. These sportsmen (and women) are attracted by the many different habitats for those species and the unique challenges those habitats such as the deep water and the reefs provide.
On the Gold Coast wetting a line in the salt brings rewards such as a multitude of types of fish. Any day can provide the avid fishing enthusiast with Cobia, Snapper, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Perch, Amberjack, Snapper Tuna and a myriad of other species – depending on what habitat is targeted. in fact the best way to enjoy a fishing experience in the waters of the Gold coast is to charter an experienced skipper and his boat for an entire day. this will provide ample time to experience the magnificent reef fishing, as well as the open ocean. For those in search of that award-winning Marlin this sort of excursion is a must due to the fact that can expect a two-hour trip to reach the waters where Marlin proliferate – and the deep and further away from shore the better which is why companies like Paradise Fishing Charters have such loyal clientele – they simply take fishermen out further to where the big prized swim.
The abundance of charter operations that call the Gold Coast home means that anyone – from beginner to more seasoned fishermen can pick and choose. But as usual with any service provider, the choice needs to be made with care. It may seem obvious – but time on the water is limited so a skipper 9and his crew) must be seasoned enough to provide the fishermen with an experience that is both fun – and rewarding. this means that they must have a reputation for exceptional client service and a track record of helping clients land the fish of their dreams.
It’s always best to do some research before parting with money for that once in a lifetime fishing experience, there are some common sense steps that will help fisherman find that skipper and boat who tick all the right boxes. Find out if there is a toilet onboard is only one of the questions that need to be answered. Another is whether all the fish caught can be kept (within the boundaries of legislation). If this is the case – does the crew clean and provide you with a service that makes taking your catch home as hassle-free as possible. Of course there is also the question of cost – however, the more people that can comfortably fit onboard – the cheaper that per person cost will be. If you have any questions – or simply want to find the best charter company on the Gold Coast visit paradisefishingcharters.com.au and start preparing for the ocean experience of a lifetime.