YOUR FISHING GUIDES
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.
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, originally from the UK, grew up on the banks of the River Nene in Northampton.
John targeted species like bream, redfin, pike and carp on his local waters along with fly fishing for trout. Competition fishing was a big part of his early fishing where he learnt some great skills he now uses today.
Since moving out to Australia in 2012 he has spent every spare moment learning and fishing our local waters on the Fraser Coast. After obtaining enough sea time on commercial line fishing vessels and learning some handy fishing techniques along the way, he completed his open coxswains and now is a full time fishing guide.
Kurt’s enthusiasm and passion for fishing the local waterways is unmistakable. A true local, he grew up fishing the waters on the Fraser Coast and has spent many years angling the Sandy Straits and Hervey Bay, along with the local freshwater impoundments and rivers.
Targeting everything from bass and sooty grunter, to golden trevally and pelagic species like longtail tuna, cobia and various mackerels in the salt, Kurt has a wealth of local experience. He is also a keen fly fisherman and often spends his time on the flats chasing golden trevally, queenfish and GT’s. Kurt is a qualified coxswain, has current senior first aid and has undertaken the necessary training under the guidance of Andrew.
Kurt’s’ easy-going attitude, enthusiasm and fishy nature see him produce excellent results for his guests and he can show you the best fishing Hervey Bay has to offer.
A huge welcome to the newest member of the HBFS team – 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.