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HotShot Fishing Charters - Cairns Trip

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The renowned 43 foot O’Brien sportfisher run by Cap. Craig “Sparra” Denham and based on Queensland’s holiday hot spot, the Gold Coast, where the fishing is likewise hot year round.

Also fishing the Cairns giant black marlin season September to December, as well as live aboard trips ex-Hervey Bay and Fraser Island.

Captain Sparra is experienced in Light And Ultra Light Tackle, and has numerous fish including record fish to anglers on this tackle fishing locations including Cairns, Townsville, Dunk Island, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Port Stephens, and Bermagui.

While the HotShot is based on Queensland’s Gold Coast, the boat and crew also travel to put our guests onto some of the best sport and game fishing that the ‘Sunshine State’ has to offer.

Likewise, we can cater to many different styles of fishing from light and ultra light (and often record) fishing, to heavy tackle fishing for giant black marlin in the north.

Fishing Equipment

  • Fishing License Included
  • Gaff
  • Live bait
  • Lures
  • Rods
  • reels & tackle

Fish Species

  • Catfish - Gafftopsail Catfish

Water Type


Heavy tackle live aboard charters minimum 3 day 2 night. Maximum of 4 anglers. September thru Mid November departure and return thru Cook Town. Mid November thru December departure and return thru Cairns. Main target the Giant black marlin, sub species blue marlin, by catch all pelagic. All inclusive excluding alcohol

Fishing Method

  • Deepwater fishing
  • InShore fishing
  • Trolling

Not included

Fly fishing/ Ultra light

About the boat

Boat type : Sportfish boat

Description :

O’Brien Boats are world renowned for sea handling capabilities with a dry and very stable ride. Their boats are built for long days and seasons on the waters off Australia’s coastline. She is very comfortable for both day trips as well as live-aboard trips and fishing charters in Gold Coast.

Client Accommodation forward is four V berths and a Master Cabin Inc double berth. With 2 air conditioners, one unit supplying sleeping areas and second running saloon.

HotShot also has 2 bathrooms, both including toilets and showers, as well as a water maker (desalinator), and entertainment system including Blue ray DVD and ipod compatible music system, all of which add to angler comfort on board.

Amenities : Air Conditioning, Bed, Fighting Chair, Fishfinder, Flybridge, Fridge, GPS, Ice Box, Kitchen, Life Jackets, Multimedia System, Outriggers, Toilet

Length : Above 42ft

Capacity : 6 people

Motor Type : Outboard Gas

Horse Power : 450


Meal Policy
Non Alcoholic beverage

Fishing Policy
Catch and Release Only
Cleaning and Filleting
Keep Catch or Release
Kids Welcome

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