Fishing is one of the Gold Coast’s most popular recreational activities and a great way to relax. There are a multitude of fishing spots to try, from the sandy beaches and glistening waterways to the tidal rivers and estuaries. Wet a line off the local beach at dawn or dusk and snag a bream, whiting or flathead, using fresh bait. Increase your chances by fishing the mouths of the local creeks at the change of tide. In the cooler months, try fishing for snapper and tailor off the rock walls or jetties, using pilchards as bait. The best way to fish the waterways is in a boat. Hire a dingy and hunt out your own secret spot. More serious anglers can take a fishing charter to fish the deep waters of the open ocean for wahoo, snapper, mackerel, tuna and marlin. Experienced anglers will take you to the best spots and give you hints and tips to help you land a big one.