December 18 / January 19 Fishing Report And Newsletter

Happy New Year and all the Best For 2019  !

Well we are into another year and full swing, Jess, Archer, Murray, Pete and myself would like to wish you all a Happy New year and can not wait to guide you again in 2019.

December proved to be a tough month with a few days lost to bad weather. January has been a different story with light to moderate easterly’s almost every day. The light winds made for some opportunities to get out and explore a little wider.

Cobia off a big bull ray

Cobia off a big bull ray

Spotted mackerel switched on during January as they continue their migration.The size has been fairly consistent around 65-75 cm. The spottys have had a few mac tuna in with them along with the odd school of longtails on the edges.

Spotty mackerel providing some sport

Spotty mackerel providing some sport

Big golden trevally have also been a highlight over the past few months with some big schools about. A range of techniques has been successful from micro jigs, vibes, plastics working well and saltwater fly when conditions suit.

Golden action

Golden action

Queenfish have been rampaging through the bay and will increase in numbers over the next few months as they aggregate to spawn. Finding the aggregations can make for some great fishing with fish well over the meter mark being found in the schools. They are a sucker for a top water presentation with pencil poppers getting some explosive strikes.

Queenie fun

Queenie fun

Doubles

Doubles

Guests have enjoyed other species throughout December and  January such as broad bar mackerel, spanish mackerel, diamond trevally, tea leaf trevally, GT’s, scarlet sea perch, coral trout, cod , painted sweetlip, kingfish and more.

GT

GT

A pair of grunter adding variety

A pair of grunter adding variety

Reef dwelling cod

Reef dwelling cod

Kingfish

Kingfish


 

Catch  of The Month

Regular guest and all round good bloke Ben Robson with a cracking cobia which took out this months catch of the month.

Regular guest and all round good bloke Ben Robson with a cracking cobia which took out this months catch of the month.


 

Longtail Season 2019

Longtail season is upon us and we have started to see the first schools move in allready. From February until June we get a great run of longtails. If you would like to test your skills against one of our  toughest sportfish, be in touch with us for rates and dates. Email- fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au.

It's that time of year

It’s that time of year


 

Valentines Day Gift Idea

Our gift vouchers make the perfect gift idea. Forward this email on for a subtle hint to your loved one.
Half day trips start from $250 per person email for more details fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au

get your loved one a fishing charter gift card for Valentine's Day


 

April Mother Shipping Spots Available 

We have 2 spots on our April mother shipping trip.

The dates are 25,26,27 fishing 3 days and 2 nights onboard Freedom 111.

Please email us for rates and any further info fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au

Fishing mothership trips are available in conjunction with Freedom Whale Watch & Charters

Fishing mothership trips are available in conjunction with Freedom Whale Watch & Charters


 

The Adventures of Archer 

Chozza Jnr enjoyed his first day out watching Mum and Dad get into some big queenfish

Archer enjoyed the boat so much he fell asleep

Archer enjoyed the boat so much he fell asleep


 

Barramundi Season Opens

QUEENSLAND anglers are gearing up for barramundi season, which re-opens at midday on Thursday.
Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district manager Greg Bowness reminded fishers to check the size and possession limits that apply to barramundi when the season opens.“Before dropping a line, it’s important that fishers refresh their knowledge of the rules and regulations to avoid being fined,” Mr Bowness said.

Col with a Barra caught on fly

Col with a Barra caught on fly

“The minimum size limit for barramundi on the east coast and Gulf of Carpentaria is 58 centimetres, the maximum size limit is 120 centimetres and the possession limit is five fish per person.


 

This Months Videos

With tuna season almost here take a look at our Tuna trailer


 

Glorious Bastards 

Check out this great trailer of some Aussie fly fishing in the north


 

This Weeks Weather

 

Below are a few captures from the past month

Tight Lines 

Andrew Chorley
Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing
M 0407627852
fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au
http://www.herveybaysportfishing.com.au