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Fishing Techiques

Fish The Deep use a variety of techniques ranging from bottom bouncing and float lining, live baiting and trolling lures and baits. Different methods suit different species.

As with most parts of Australia and the world, the Gold Coast has seasons for various species, however our reef fishing charters run all year round.

Deep sea fishing techniques

During winter our catches include:


  • Snapper
  • Pearl Perch
  • Rosie Job Fish
  • Morwong
  • Teraglin Jew Fish
  • Amberjack
  • Yellow tail Kingfish
  • Sampson
  • Cobia (Black Kingfish)
  • Mulloway
  • Tailor
  • Flathead
  • Cod
  • Tusk Fish
  • Shark
  • Various Tuna

Inclusive of full-day trips only.

During summer our catches include:

  • Black and Striped Marlin
  • Sailfish
  • Mahi Mahi (Dorado or Dolphin fish)
  • Spotted, School and Spanish Mackerel
  • Wahoo
  • Bonito
  • Various Tuna
  • Teraglin Jew Fish
  • Tailor
  • Flathead
  • Tusk Fish
  • Cod
  • Shark and many more

Our deep sea fishing charters for large game are seasonal, November – February, this is due to the arrival of the East Australian Currents, with these warm current flows come a variety of pelagic fish including Black, Blue and Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi (Dorado) and Various Tuna. The Gold Coast has became World famous for its light tackle game fishing, seeing great numbers of small black marlin (20-70kg) tagged and released every season, not to mention the tasty Wahoo, Tuna and Mahi Mahi often encountered.

Species targeted

Tackle used

  • For our reef fishing we supply Penn Senator overhead reels on Ugly Stick 15-24kg Gold series rods.
  • For our game fishing we supply lever drag Shimano overhead reels with 24kg rods. (Stand up only)

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