Fishing Reports

This Fishing report is a weekly report and is updated every Friday so before you venture out check it out on fishntales. For all those magnificent fish that get caught here why not show them off in our photo gallery and rub it in. If you do not live here we will show your photo as well. Just E-mail your photo's and details to the and we will show them to the world.

Just as well he did not read the fishing report.

Courtesy of Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing

Hervey Bay Fishing Report

February is now over along with summer, it has been one of our driest summers on record and certainly the driest I can remember in the bay. This has influenced some of the fishing with good rain needed to flush some more bait into the bay. Generally it has been fairly good but we have had some patchy fishing at times.

Longtail Tuna feeding hard 

Longtail tuna are now in full swing with smaller models turning up in February. These fish average 4- 7 kg and are great sport on stick baits and sub surface with soft plastics.  Queenfish,mac tuna,golden trevally, diamond trevally,cobia,spotted mackerel and more have kept anglers busy. Working soft plastics and vibes around the tuna schools has also seen the golden trevally landed along with the odd small cobia, spotted mackerel, queenfish and Spanish mackerel.

Big Golden Trevally in the mix 

Looking towards March we should see a increase in queenfish,longtail and grey mackerel activity throughout the bay. Autumn sure is a great time of year on the bay for pelagics, with mostly south east trade winds from now through to late April making ideal conditions for a run up the Island.

Daz with a solid queenfish 

For fly fisherman the longtaill tuna and Mac tuna have been great fun, casting crease fly's and surf candys  around the working fish on the blue water is always exciting fishing. On the flats, southern blue bastartd’s, golden trevally and longtails have been caught by fly anglers. The next few months will see some great fly fishing opportunities, we have dates available so please be in touch to secure your piece of the action. email -

Colin with a prized sight casted flats longtail 
Snapper Season 2017

Looking forward to the months ahead with some great fishing in front of us. Won't be long before the snapper arrive If you are interested in targeting snapper during our winter season please drop us a email to secure your dates. Targeting big snapper on the calm waters of Hervey Bay is very unique, size certainly makes up for numbers with many southern anglers getting their PB snapper from Hervey Bay while out with us. 

Hayden with a snapper from last season. 

Mother Shipping April 10-13

We have two spots left on one of our Mother Shipping trips in April. The dates are April 10-13 inclusive giving you 3 nights on the mother ship and 4 days fishing. Target species will be golden trevally, various tunas,mackerels,queenfish and more.All food is included fishing 2 anglers per boat. If you would like any details please be in touch with us. It will be at a last minute discounted rate. 

Freedom III your accommodation with guide boat along side 

Other News 

Aquasoul Apparel Release New Tee 

The Boys have released a new long sleeve shirt, " Tails Up " is the newest tee from Aqusoul Apparels boutique clothing range. See their website and check out their range.  

Below are a few pics from recent charters 

Tight Lines 

Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing 


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