Gold Coast fishing charters have been hit hard with tourism numbers way down and our local market affected heavily by floods and cyclones. Queensland Fisheries closures and lack of regulation on charter fishing licenses ie no capping of licenses, have also added to our pain. This has lead to most Gold Coast fishing charter operators offering heavily discounted charters. People shopping around for the cheapest price will get what they pay for and it is hard to feel sorry for them. At Frenzy Charters we have gone the other way. In fact the value of our charters have risen, now offering a 10 hour charter to fish more remote grounds, breakfast on arrival, bbq and fresh gourmet rolls. Daily prizes and fish of the month competition. Our competitors all claim to have the biggest, fastest, best of everything, this all means nothing if you're not where the fish are.
The fishing leading up to Easter has been great. Pearl Perch have been in good numbers off Point Lookout and the 36'sNE of Gold Coast seaway producing Snapper early morning. Yesterday for the lucky ones, the odd Spanish Mackerel, small Spotty Mackerel were caught in close.