Hotshot Charters – Gold Coast

Hotshot Charters invites you to try Queensland’s world-famous fishing for yourself. With a local crew, top of the range vessel, and track record of catching record-breaking fish, this Gold Coast fishing charter leaves nothing to be desired. Fishing their home waters from December through August, the dedicated crew can also be found chasing giant Black Marlin in Cairns from September to December.

The "Hotshot" is a 43’ O’Brien offshore sportfishing vessel, famous for its dry and stable ride. This comfortable vessel is fully stocked with top brand equipment. You’ll be treated to Simrad and Furuno electronics to put you on the fish, and will be aided in your fishing quest by outriggers, downriggers, and a Reelax fighting chair.

Whatever trip you decide on, you’ll be hunting for one of the ocean’s most prized creatures – Blue Marlin. You’ll troll lures and try baiting and switching to attract their bite, and the experienced crew promises a helping hand whenever they can. As well as these monsters, you can expect to hook other Billfish, including Black and Striped Marlin and Short-Billed Spearfish.

If you’re after some light tackle action, visit from December to March to hook Black Marlin and Sailfish. With a bycatch of Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Spanish Mackerel, this is a game fishing extravaganza you don’t want to miss!

Not only are you sure to get your hands on some prized fish, you’ll also head out to some of the most remote and stunning Gold Coast fishing spots. Hit up Lady Musgrave and Fraser Islands and go after the same species, but really getting the most out of everything the area has to offer.

Your crew are members of the Billfish Foundation, and they tag and release all Marlin unless chasing world records. They have won the Billfish foundation’s “Top-tagging Captain” award for Black Marlin, and have won the “Top-tagging Angler” award 2 years in a row for this species, too. Come aboard Hotshot Charters and fish with the best!

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  • Private trip
    Full Day – Bluewater Heavy Tackle
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 30
    price breakdown
    Head offshore to the Blue Marlin fishing grounds, as you go up against some of the biggest fish the ocean has to offer. On this trip, you'll use 80's and a pitch 50 to give you the edge over the monster fish you'll be targeting, as you troll lures and try bait and switch. You may also catch Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna, according to the season, so rest assured that there's plenty of fun to be had. All you need to do is bring alcohol if you'd like, as everything else is included in the trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Light Tackle
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - May 1
    price breakdown
    The beauty of fishing along the Gold Coast is that some truly prized fish come right up close to shore. Hit up the inshore waters and get your hands on some of the ocean's most sought-after fish. Get ready for the fight of your life as you target Black Marlin and Striped Marlin, with the chance of landing Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna, depending on the season. Everything you need for a productive day is included, including lunch, so you can sit back and enjoy the thrills of Gold Coast fishing.
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About the Captain

Matty B Boyle
Main Beach, Queensland, Australia
10 Fishing Reports
2 Customer Reviews
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Member since Octubre 2016
Captain Matty B has been in the fishing industry for over 20 years. During his time he has explored numerous sports fishing hot spots around the world. including New Zealand, Tahiti, Great Barrier Reef Australia. He has a passion for chasing giants in the ocean.

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)

Sailfish Sailfish
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

O'Brien (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

43 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Disabled Accessible


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Bank Transfer
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Duke O.
Brisbane, QLD

10 hr marlin trip

VERIFIED   Diciembre 23, 2019
Had a great day a hooked onto two marlin around the 60-80kg mark
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Caio T.
Virginia, Queensland

December fishing trip

VERIFIED   Diciembre 22, 2017
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