Your Guide - Andrew Chorley - Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing - Hervey Bay fishing guide

Andrew Chorley

Head Guide & Owner (Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing)

Andrew Chorley or “Chozza” as he is known by most is a true local, born and bred on the Fraser Coast he has spent a lifetime fishing these waters. His father first introduced Andrew to fishing at around the age of 5 and he has never looked back.

Over the years Andrew has targeted the diverse range of species in his waterways and around the world on many different techniques. Andrew enjoys travelling to different locations across the globe learning new skills. Andrew is known as one of the hardest working guides in Australia guiding and fishing over 300 days a year.

Spending so much time on the water Andrew has his finger on the pulse, ensuring his clients get the best fishing and experience possible. Andrew’s ability to adapt to the conditions and the species you would like to target, his local knowledge, along with a professional yet casual attitude to guiding is his key to success.

Peter Fry


Pete has vast boating and guiding experience tailoring the day to best suit the client’s ideals.

He’s been working in the charter fishing industry for over 15 years from deck work on gameboats out of Cairns North Queensland chasing the famous black marlin and popper fishing the many reefs for GT’s to guiding for live-a-board operation out of Gove Northen Territory and across the Top End to Darwin.

For the last 10 years Pete has been based in Hervey Bay guiding guests onto some great fish. Pete brings a fantastic knowledge of tropical sportfish to the team from his experiences fishing around Australia.

john cross

John Cross


John has amassed a lengthy and impressive portfolio of game,  sportfishing and skippering knowledge that is of enormous benefit to our guests.  In his 40 years on the water, John has had extensive hands-on experience in Heavy and Light tackle Game fishing with giant blue and black marlin in FNQ and PNG, and has been awarded many impressive accolades for his work within the this industry, including the 2019 IGFA Tommy Gifford award, and numerous ANSA and PNG game fishing records.   John has owned/operated sportfishing charters in FNQ and has many years of local knowledge of fishing in our Hervey Bay waters.

We are fortunate to have a guide with John’s experience on board with us at Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing, and his knowledge of the diverse range of fishing techniques and species in our Fraser Coast region will mean our guests receive the best sportfishing experience possible.