The Captain

Capt. Craig “Sparra” Denham is a 30 plus years in the charter industry around the world, fishing such places as Fiji, New Guinea, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Hawaii, Ghana, Cape Verde and all the Australian east coast hot spots as well as north west.

He has fished with and learned from some of the best captains and crews in the world including Paul Whelan, Bob Jones, Dennis Wallace, Marlin Parker, Bill Billson, Darren Hayden, Teddy Hoogs, Jason Holtz, Luke Fallon, and Bo Jenyns to name a few. More

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About HotShot

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43 foot O'Brien Boats
Sport Fisher

The HotShot is a 43ft O’Brien Sports Fisher.

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.


Length 43′
Beam 12′ 6
Draft 4′
Cruise Speed 20-24 knts
Engine Cummins (Re-powered Nov 2013)
Horsepower 450hp
Generator Onan 9.5KVA generator


Furuno FCV 1100 colour sounder
Simrad electronics in flybridge & tower
Reelax outriggers & shotgun
Reelax LTD game chair
2 x Kill tanks & brine tank
Black Marlin tuna tower

Fly Bridge

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.

Canyon Gear Custom Tackle
Pakula Tackle

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Cairns heavy tackle season is sneaking up on us we still have a few days left available!! here is a short video of us last season grab a few mates and come and have a shot at the world famous black marlin fishery on the ribbon reefs and surrounding areas!! for more info send us a email or give us a call go to grab a few mates and memories not dreams!! ... See MoreSee Less

Hotshot Charters 2016 Black Marlin Season Music: Dropkick Murphy's - Shipping off to Boston GODSMACK - I Am AC/DC - If you want Blood Cadillac Three - Golden...

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We are now taking bookings for
September,October & November with limited
days available!! come and have a shot at catching
1000lb Black Marlin along the world famous Ribbon reefs
and surrounds jump on board HOTSHOT with Captain Sparra
& Crew for the trip of a life time!!

step on board for a once in a lifetime trip wake up on the reef
go for a swim in the morning then have a shot at chasing one of the large 1000lb Black Marlin that frequent this coast each year

we can cater for up to 4 people at any given time and fill any
requirements you may have.

call us now for pricing
Sparra 0477-111-767
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