NOOSA FISHING CHARTERS & STAYS
We welcome you to step inside and experience a slice of paradise at Noosa Sportfishing Lodge.
Nestled on the forefront of the beautiful Noosa River, we are privileged to have direct access to the rich offshore fishing grounds surrounding the Sunshine Coast. As Noosa’s one and only fishing lodge, we provide unique luxury stays whether you’re an angler or non-angler alike. Noosa fishing charters depart daily for those looking for day trips without the accommodation.
We offer a range of fishing packages to stay and fish direct out of both Noosa and Fraser Island, as well as family orientated stays. Our offshore grounds boast a diverse range of both tropical and subtropical species and provide you with some of the best year-round fishing charters along Australia’s magnificent coastline.
FISHING OUT OF NOOSA
Come join us to experience the incredible diversity of year-round fishing the Sunshine Coast has to offer. Whether you are looking for adrenalin-pumping, hard fighters or colourful bottom dwellers, Noosa Sportfishing Lodge has it all.
Our fantastic local fishery allows us to offer you vast diversity amongst not only species, but fishing techniques, styles and locations too. Fishing from our custom built 30’ Kevlacat, ‘Good Company’, you will be aboard Noosa’s fastest and most luxurious charter vessel.
Take a look at our Fish Calendar for species present on the Sunshine Coast throughout the year.
Departing from Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, we have the ability to chase the bite from the top of Cape Moreton right up to Fraser Island and our 30’ Kevlacat allows us to reach these fishing grounds fast and maximise the fishing opportunities each day.
Our specialised Fraser Island Liveaboard package fishes the iconic Breaksea Spit, Rooney Point and beyond.
Lucky for us, Noosa offers fantastic year-round fishing! In early summer, the East Australian Current starts to flow down Queensland’s coastline. This brings with it a wide variety of pelagic fish and is the key to our exciting game fishing season.
Later in the year as the current slows, we move in to our sportfishing season with an amazing variety of desirable demersal fish as well as hard fighting fish on the jig, which will keep you coming back for more. Take a look at our Noosa Fishing Calendar for more details.
While Black Marlin are still present, our Mackerel and Tuna season really heats up once March rolls around. Large schools of bait enter our inshore fishing grounds and the predators follow. Longtail Tuna fill Laguna Bay and surrounds; these fish offer insane sportfishing with double digit fish days for anglers certainly not uncommon.
Topwater and soft plastics, as well as live baits, are top of the menu for the Longtail Tuna. Spanish Mackerel offer a regular distraction from the Tuna and also diversify our menu back at the lodge. Reef fishing is also top notch this time of year with April and May being peak season for Coral Trout. May also represents the start of the Snapper season which will peak through the winter and finish up in October.
While it is our game fishing season, we are not restricted to only game fishing however we like to target what is around at the time of year. May is also our peak heavy tackle fishing time for Blue & Striped Marlin. We fish the continental shelf out from Cape Moreton and Noosa.
As the current begins to slow down and the temperatures cool, our peak reef and sportfishing season kicks off. We use a range of techniques during our inshore season which include jigging and soft plastic fishing, live baiting, lure casting, trolling and bottom fishing.
Demersal species such as Snapper, Pearl Perch, Red Emperor, Nannygai, Jobfish and Jewfish are plentiful during these months and anglers also get to enjoy targeting a wide variety of hard fighting sportfish such as Kingfish, Amberjack, Trevally, Cobia and Spanish Mackerel. We have an incredible Kingfish fishery that kicks off in June with fish averaging from 6-10kg in amazingly shallow crystal-clear waters.
From June until October, we also have the opportunity to target some large Yellowfin Tuna that will be present out wide off Cape Moreton. October also brings with it Sailfish on the first flush of the EAC (East Australian Current).
While it is our sportfishing season, we are not restricted to only sportfishing however we like to target what is around at the time of year.
With the warm water brought down from North Queensland by the EAC (East Australian Current) comes the juvenile Black Marlin. November and December are the peak months for our amazing juvenile Black Marlin season here on the Sunshine Coast.
These fish are great fun on light tackle and exciting for novice and veteran anglers alike. By-catch this time of the year can come in the form of the spectacular Mahi Mahi or Wahoo, however anything is possible. While the Marlin here on the coast take the lime light this time of year, there are always plenty of other options to help fill your trip. Sharks on the inshore reefs can be a pest at this time of year but with them they can bring huge numbers of Cobia which are excellent sport, while trying your luck on other species like Coral Trout, Pearl Perch and many more.
We also offer Fraser Island Liveaboard packages fishing and exploring the iconic island during this time.
Jackson has years of local fishing knowledge along with extensive experience in remote charter guiding, commercial fishing and game fishing around the country. Lizzie has developed her love for the ocean through years of scuba diving and fishing and has a strong hospitality background from luxury liveaboard vessels in North Queensland. Together, we combined our passions to create Noosa Sportfishing Lodge.
Tucked away on the picturesque Noosa North Shore, our private lodge offers private and shared stays for up to 6 guests with gorgeous, uninterrupted views of the Noosa River.
While only a stone’s throw from the heart of Noosa, the tranquility of the North Shore makes you feel a million miles away. Our saltwater pool and spacious deck overlook our private jetty where our 30’ Kevlacat awaits your arrival. Take a stroll down to the jetty with rod in hand, sip on a red reflecting on the day gone by or grab a paddle board and enjoy a famous Noosa sunset by water.
- Live in hosts Jackson and Lizzie
- Private jetty with direct access to Noosa River
- Covered deck/outdoor entertaining area
- Saltwater pool
- Fishing/tackle room
- Air conditioning/heating
- Private secure parking
- Sound system
- Solar powered
- Pet friendly (upon approval)
- Full laundry services
ROOMS & DINING
Noosa Sportfishing Lodge offers four spacious rooms; two queen rooms with en suites and two king rooms with the option for twin single configurations. Each room is designed with a unique decor and warm, homely feel. We figure you’ll be too immersed in lodge life for the outside world however if you wish to stay connected, all rooms feature Smart TVs with Netflix and WiFi access to reach loved ones at home.
With an emphasis on the day’s catch and the use of local produce, our succulent menu is served in the alfresco dining area where we will share the fishing highlights of the day and plan tomorrow’s adventure. For those early morning starts and days spent away from the lodge, our gourmet menu is served aboard our Kevlacat.
Designed exclusively for Noosa Sportfishing Lodge by Owner/Operator Jackson Boric, our custom built 3000 Express Kevlacat, ‘Good Company’ features unmatched speed and comfort in the realm of offshore charter vessels.
Kitted out with twin 300 Mercury Verados, she is the ultimate Noosa fishing weapon designed to get there faster, go further and do it all safer. Not only does Good Company have all the fishing boxes ticked, she is practical and well-equipped too with a large built in fridge/freezer system, top of the range Simrad electronics, bathroom facilities, a cosy cabin and the ultimate livewell for bait. Just wait until you see her!
Even though we are mad fishos ourselves, we understand that sometimes you need to just take a break, spend time with loved ones or perhaps it’s just not your cup of tea! Luckily, we have the solution.
Our Fish & Stay and Play & Stay packages offer a range of onshore activities to break up your fishing mission, entertain the kids or take in all that Noosa has to offer.
On our Ultimate Fish & Stay package, you will be fishing 100% of your stay therefore additional activities will not apply.
Our lodge packages are available as 3 and 5 night stays and can be tailored to your preferences upon booking. Speak to the crew at Noosa Sportfishing Lodge to create the perfect itinerary for your stay.
ULTIMATE FISH & STAY
The Ultimate Fish & Stay package is suited to those hard core anglers who just want to fish, fish and fish some more! Fishing focuses on targeting a wide range of blue water sport fish with target species dependent upon our fishing season. We can create a bespoke fishing agenda for the trip of your dreams whether you’re a seasoned pro or novice angler.
FISH & STAY
Our Fish & Stay package is suited to those who are looking to combine a great fishing adventure with shore based activities. At the lodge we offer a range of water activities, scenic tours, boat cruises and relaxation as well as blood-pumping fishing action to mix up your stay. Bring your partner, the whole family or do it alone, there’s something for everyone!
PLAY & STAY
Sometimes you just want to put your feet up and relax! Our Play & Stay package is perfect for those wanting to take it a little slower and enjoy what Noosa has to offer. A range of water based activities, scenic tours and boat cruises on our private vessel, Good Company, are available during your stay. Fishing options are also still available.
FRASER ISLAND LIVEABOARD
Iconic Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, is the ultimate fisherman’s playground and Noosa Sportfishing Lodge boasts direct access to fish these remote grounds and explore secluded corners of the island unreachable by most. Blue water sport and game fishing here is world renowned and we invite you to join us in this anglers’ paradise targeting the world famous juvenile Black Marlin and more.
noosa DAY CHARTERS
Departing from Noosa, our custom built sportfishing weapon, Good Company, offers 3/4 and full day offshore fishing charters for a maximum capacity of 6 anglers. Catering for all experience levels, the Noosa coast is on the doorstep to some of Australia’s top reef fishing, sportfishing and game fishing.
Good Company is fitted with top of the range Simrad electronics, high end fishing equipment and all the creature comforts you could ask for. Equipped with twin 300 Mercury Verados and a large fuel hold, we have the ability to go further faster to reach fish rich grounds as far as Double Island Point and Fraser Island to the north, the Barwon Banks and Hards to the east and Cape Moreton to the south.
Target species include Snapper, Red Emperor, Kingfish, Amberjack, Marlin, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Pearl Perch, Coral Trout and Tuna to name a few. Live baiting, lure casting, jigging, bottom fishing and trolling are some of our main techniques and we are always happy to accommodate anglers requests.
Our daily Noosa fishing charters are available as shared trips, private charters and entries into local game fishing tournaments. All charters include full catering, fishing equipment (on a breakage/loss basis) and a whole lot of fun!
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Find Us: 67 Noosa River Drive,
Noosa North Shore,
QLD 4565 Australia