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What do we do while we are holidays? We go fishing!!!

A great day out on the water with Hotshot Fishing Charters - Sports Fishing from the Gold coast, Australia
It was sure good to get back out on the water & tag a few black marlin while we are in between boats.

Marlene Hicks Russell HicksBillfish Babes Marlene Hicks marlin fishing with HotShot Fishing Charters on the Gold Coast. Capt Sparra (Craig Denham) at the helm & Tara Thompsen-Disnard o...
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Live Aboard Fishing Charters

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Live Aboard Fishing Charters

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Extended Live Aboard And Overnight Fishing Charters

Go where the fishing is best – The Great Barrier Reef

Live aboard fishing charters maximise your fishing time on the water. Take advantage of the early morning and late evening bite plus fish all day. We highly recommend a 3 to 5 days duration to fully experience all of what the reef has to offer.

We offer all styles of fishing:

  • light and heavy tackle
  • Jigging and popping
  • Soft plastics
  • Bottom bait fishing
  • Trolling

After leaving anchorage in the mornings on live aboard fishing charters, take advantage of some light tackle reef fishing like popping for Giant Trevally the brutes of the ocean and jigging for dogtooth tuna. By day trolling between reefs you may encounter such species as mackerel, tuna, wahoo, mahi mahi, sailfish and the elusive black marlin.

The fishing doesn’t stop even when the sun goes down as we anchor at night behind the reef in sheltered lagoons where reef fish are abundant. Enjoy the underwater blue light show as Fascination’s built in aft LED lights attract bait fish then the bigger predators later on.

Live aboard Fishing Charters – Great For Night Time Fishing Too!

​All fishing equipment is supplied but that doesn’t stop you from bringing that special rod or lure along for your fishing adventure. We use only the best equipment like Tiagra, Stella, Dog Fight, and Cabo reels. NO hand lines.

  • ​Travel time to the Outer Great Barrier Reef takes approximately 2 hrs.
  • All meals included, bottled water, soft drinks, bait and high quality tackle provided.
  • Light tackle live aboard fishing charters available: – December through to September.
  • Heavy tackle live aboard fishing charters available: – October & November from Cairns – Cooktown – Lizard Island
  • Inquire about prices & availability.
  • BYO alcohol.

Please note that we only do private charters and not share charters. This means yourself & your friends/family will have the entire vessel exclusively all to your own. Fascination II is no shoes and smoking is permitted only in the cockpit area.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Departs F Arm Port Of Airlie, Airlie Beach
  • Departure Time
    Approx 6:30am
  • Return Time
    Approx 5:30pm last day.
  • Pax
    Maximum 4 guests

Live aboard charters

✔ High quality fishing tackle

✔ All meals included

✔ Complimentary tea/coffee and bottled water (BYO alcohol) limits apply

✔ Evening entertainment - Blue ray DVD and flat screen TV. Watch GoPros

✔ Bed linen and towels provided

✔ Stinger suits and snorkelling gear provided

✔ Private cabin accommodation and ensuite seperate to crew

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What to bring

✔ Sunglasses and wide brim hat protection from the sun

✔ Long sleeve shirt, light jumper or  spray jacket

✔ Go Pro's and cameras for capturing the days events

✔ Personal sunscreen as guests often have favourites

✔ Consult your chemist for any medication prior to charter (sea sickness)

✔ Personal toiletries and clothes in a soft bag

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