Hervey Bay Fishing Charters November Report

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Hi Everyone,

What a year how fast has it gone !! Jess, Murray, Pete and Myself would like to wish all our guests, friends, industry partners,suppliers and family a Merry Christmas and all the very best for the New Year.

The festive season so far has been busy with some reasonable weather and some great fishing. We are looking forward to the coming months ahead as we show guests some great fishing around our waters.

The fishing the past month has been good. We have had some unseasonable rains which has been a bit of a challenge at times, but overall it will make for a good few months ahead. Spotted mackerel have been a great target species with plenty about making for some great fishing on lure and fly.

Spotties have ranged from 60 cm to 1m

Other species we have been targeting have been golden trevally, queenfish, longtail tuna, mac tuna and black marlin.

Ian with a solid golden trevally

This years black marlin run is now almost done with some good sessions on the blacks. The water temps did vary with the rain and constant south easterly’s making for some patchy fishing.Both lure and fly anglers enjoyed success on the blacks with  Murray,Pete and myself enjoying the challenge of landing one of the worlds most sort after billfish.

Colin with a Hervey Bay Black Marlin caught on saltwater fly tackle

A few snapper have also been active we often get a little run of snapper during summer as they have a small spawning run around the same time as their southern cousins. Sharks seem to love snapper, beating the sharks is the main challenge when find a school of them.

Ash with a summer snapper from this season

Fly anglers have not missed out with flats species like golden trevally, bay bastards and queenfish about.Tageting black marlin on fly was very popular with guests, we landed quite a few this season on fly with anglers travelling as far as Florida, USA to target them which has been a ton of fun for guides and guests alike.

A solid bastard caught on fly

Bronnie with a solid mac tuna on fly

Over all the summer season so far has been a good one and we look forward to the coming months as we see more tuna move into the bay, with the longtail tuna migration beginning in February.

Bait balls, sharks and chaos is all part of summer

If you are looking for some summer fishing we still have availability through January and February, to get your desired dates shoot us an email fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au

2018 Book Now 

If there is any info you would like about seasons, species, mother shipping or anything else about our 2018 year ahead please shoot us an email. fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au. We are still working on some mother shipping dates if you are interested  they will be in late April, May,June and November ( November for black marlin )

Get your slice of the action in 2018

Christmas Vouchers Available 

We have half and Full Day Gift Vouchers Available

This Months You Tube Clips

Check out this Clip with Al and James as they fish the bay with us targeting a few different species.

Check out Captain Dan’s clip with some great fishing, his Brother Donald lands his first black marlin on fly with us.


Fishing Tip Of The Month 

Below is a video of Captain Dan Kipnis rigging a gar with a circle hook. We have used this technique in the past to rig gars. A very simple and effective technique.


Guides Capture of the Month

Warren Holm takes out catch of the month going 3.2.2 on Black Marlin on the fly

Warren with one of his blacks.

This Weeks Weather


See Below For a few pics from November

Merry Christmas and Tight Lines

From Andrew and the team
Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing