Light tackle game and sports fishing is where the crew of The Phantom initially forged their reputation. Our home grounds of Mooloolaba, Moreton Island and the Gold Coast can justifiably claim to harbour some of the best light tackle fishing Australia, or the World, can offer. Juvenile Black Marlin and Sailfish are the prime targets with by-catch consisting of record sized Wahoo, Yellowfin and Mahi-Mahi.
Again, The Phantom only uses the “best of the best” equipment for fishing line classes from 4 to 15kg. Using our Tiagra 16A reels spooled with IGFA rated Stren line on custom built stand up rods you will be given the best chance at landing your fish while still enjoying the experience of pitching light lines at aggressive Marlin and Sailfish. The Phantom is predominantly tag and release for all billfish species, however full refrigeration systems are on board ensure that any “by-catch” such as Yellow Fin or Mahi-Mahi can be kept in perfect condition.
Skipping and swimming Garfish are our preferred dead baits along with live Slimy Mackerel on circle hooks which allow for the healthy release of billfish. The custom bait tank and rigging stations ensure only the best baits are deployed for your use. With expert boat driving skills and a proficient crew any angler irrespective of age or experience can be assured that they will have a great day and a better than average chance at landing a quality fish.
An assortmant of teasers and standard or electric downriggers are available to use in conjunction with the onboard electronics to make The Phantom a consistent tournament placing boat, contact us to discuss your charter needs.