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Craig Stewart with GoPro Fishing on a Pontoon 21/02/13

GoPro Fishing Team on a Pontoon Boat


Regular visiting angler to Swan Boat Hire, Craig Stewart who also works for DPI in Brisbane City took a day out with good company on a large BBQ Pontoon and filmed the whole experience.  Craig is no stranger to recording his experiences and has now ventured out to start a virtual network for anglers to share info and experiences. Together with a mate, Craig created a fishing web site called  They are also delving into the world of fishing videos and Craig's younger brother is also onboard doing all the original Musical compositions for the backing tracks.


The aim is to show the fishing options available throughout South East Queensland and which species are caught seasonally, showing techniques and some locations (but not giving away secret spots or precise locations). They plan to cover everything from Bass fishing with lures and Red Clawing at Somerset Dam, right through all your Bream/Whiting/Flathead/Mangrove Jack/Jewfish/Tailor stuff from Caloundra to the Nerang River. Mackerel, tuna, Reefies, Snapper, cobia around Moreton Bay, Crabbing, Prawning as well as a little offshore stuff that would still be accessible to the average family fisho. We really want to show the Beginner and Intermediate angler what is available to them without breaking the bank! Even the experts might learn a trick or two!! And yes they will also cover lures, plastics, tackle, rods and reels on the site and videos as well. In time, maybe a bit of stuff on rod building and restoring old rods and Alvey reels etc…………..really, the sky is the limit !


"We have a bit of a way to go but we are a work in progress that is heading in the right direction. Eventually we would like to include you guys as Special guests (if your interested) in future productions !! Just need the rain to stop so we can get out and start shooting some fishing action".


Check out their latest production on or going onto YouTube and Googling "Ozfishtube Maroochy".

Gilligans Island themed Pontoon cruise 29/12/2012

Gilligans Island themed Pontoon cruise


Who remembers the Gilligan's Island series on TV as a kid in the late 1960's and into the early 70's???

Today on the Maroochy River we had our own group of comedians going out on a BBQ Pontoon Boat for a heap of fun and nonsense. The crew consisted of The Skipper, Ginger (Movie Star), Thurston Howell III, (Millionaire) Mrs Thurston, Ginger, the Professor and Mary-Ann.

There could be a photo and story in the Sunshine Coast Daily tomorrow!

Lately we have had several Pontoon Boat Hire groups that follow a Theme.



Kayaking group from Kuluin State School

Kuluin State School captains, house captains and leaders taking time out on the Maroochy River kayaking activities as part of their leadership day.

Swan Boat Hire offered a special deal to help out with this fabulous event on the water!  

Your school can also have this opportunity - just send through an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fishing competition winners

Luke, Corey, Zac and Caleb with trophies from the weekend fishing competition. Filmed Sunday the 18th of September 2011.

Fishing club prizes and trophies

A look at the fishing competition prizes including fishing rods, boat hire vouchers and a range of trophies. Filmed Sunday the 18th of September 2011.

For more information about the fishing competition please see

Video: Swan Boat Hire kayaks on Great South East 26/3/11

Martin Bowerman and Waterwatch's Cerran Fawns paddle along the beautiful Maroochy River, exploring the boardwalk at the Wetland Sanctuary as well as the iconic canetrain bridge of yesteryear.


All paddle craft and boats were supplied by Swan Boat Hire for the production and filming crew!

Video: Business Referral Club Breakfast on Maroochy River

Members of a Sunshine Coast Business Referral Club opted for a fun Breakfast meet on two BBQ Party Boats on Thursday March 24, 2011 and the Maroochy River put on a great show - weatherwise! Darren from Swan Boat Hire cooked breakfast on the Barbeque and everyone enjoyed the comfortable facilities.

This is a great alternative to boring office meetings, also good for parties and special occasions!

Video: Palmwoods Fishing Club Kids Day - Saturday March 12, 2011

Palmwoods Pub Social Fishing Club celebrated with their young anglers by holding a 'Kids Fishing Day' at Picnic Point, Marooochydore on Saturday March 12. There were plenty of fun and educational activities, prizes and of course - fishing!

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