Hervey Bay Fishing Charters March 2018 Report

March Madness As Longtail Tuna Arrive

March saw some world class fishing, but the weather also played it’s part. We lost a few day’s to strong south easterly winds as we had a few low pressure systems causing some havoc off the coast. These winds are the norm for this time of year and with the weather patterns come the longtails. Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing have had a good start to the season hopefully they continue to turn it on over the coming months.

longtail catch in hervey bay

Josh enjoying the longtail season in Hervey Bay

Other species through March we encountered were Spanish, school and spotted mackerel, diamond, golden, tea leaf and bludger trevally, queenfish, cod, cobia, scarlets, mac tuna and more.

This Scarlet was a welcome catch

This Scarlet was a welcome catch

We had some great sessions on the longtails with a range of lures working well, Nomad mad scads, cotton cordell pencil poppers, zman soft plastics, slugs and more were used to entice the longtails. Some great surface bites were had making for some epic fishing. We also had some good sessions on the flats with golden trevally, queenfish and longtails turning up taking our offerings on both lure and fly.

Solid Queenfish off the flats

Solid Queenfish off the flats

As we move through April the longtail tuna will continue to be the main feature for sport fisherman. We will start to see winds shift a little from the south east to the odd morning of southerly’s. This is the normal transition as we move closer to winter. Other species available through April will be queenfish, various mackerels, tuna, golden trevally and more.

Ray with a Hervey Bay Golden Trevally

Ray with a Hervey Bay Golden Trevally

If you are interested in some Autumn sport fishing for longtail and other species drop as a email  fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au we still have some availability left before the winter season.

 

Mother Shipping May 2018

We have 2 spots left for the May 7,8,9 Trip. Cost will be $580 per person per day and is great value. Species that we will target are, longtail tuna, mac tuna, queenfish, golden trevally, snapper and more. All meals are included along with all guiding and fishing equipment.

Guide boats and mothership - Freedom Whale Watch and Charters

Guide boats and mothership – Freedom Whale Watch and Charters

 

Snapper Season 2018

Get in early to secure your dates for the 2018 Snapper Season. Targeting these great sportfish in shallow calm water is a unique experience. Other species on offer through winter will be longtail tuna, golden trevally, mac tuna, queenfish and cobia through winter. Be in touch via email fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au

Snapper Season 2018 Book Now ! fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au

Snapper Season 2018 Book Now ! fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au.

 

 Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing On NZ TV

We had a session with Clarke Gayford from Fish Of the Day a New Zealand TV show. We had a great time and caught a few trevally and spent a good hour or 2 on a big cobia. I think the fishing segment is only a short piece of the show as they also showcase Fraser Island, our local Restaurants and water ways in the episode. It airs 8pm April 4 in New Zealand.

Clarke and Chozza with a beast of a cobia

Clarke and Chozza with a beast of a cobia

FOTDEP15_Intro from WILD FILM on Vimeo.

 

Video of The Week

Check out Max’s clip of his day with us. Cool clip mate !

 

 

Hervey Bay Fly and Sport Fishing Catch of The Month

Ray takes out catch of the month with a black jew, we only catch a few a year and are always a welcome catch.

Ray takes out catch of the month with a black jew, we only catch a few a year and are always a welcome catch.

 

 

Other News

New Boating supplies, bait and tackle shop for Hervey Bay.

If your in town and need last minute supplies check out the crew down at Fisho’s Boating and Tackle.
Corey has a nice range of boating equipment, trailer spares and tackle down there. They are open from 5 am a great last pit stop before hitting the Bay.

Location, location great for that last minute stop.

Location, location great for that last minute stop.

 

This Weeks Weather

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Tight Lines 

Andrew and the team
Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing
Email fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au
Web www.herveybaysportfishing.com.au