July 2019 Fishing Report and Newsletter

July Sees Snapper and Some Trophy Catches

The snapper season kicked into gear through July with some good sessions being had. Through August it can get even better with mostly males present at the moment  it looks like the spawning has yet to happen. August may be the month when the bigger numbers move in, which means we should still see a few through to September.

Liv with her PB snapper 83cm

Liv with her PB snapper 83cm

The ever reliable TT and Zman combo working a treat

The ever reliable TT and Zman combo working a treat

Big longtails have been a great challenge for guests . Fishing deeper in the water column has produced some good specimens to 20 kg. The weather certainly helps with conditions at almost glass out for a 14 day period mid month. August should continue to see some good weather fingers crossed.

Big longtail tuna a great sport fish

Big longtail tuna a great sport fish

With the good conditions we managed to push wider and found cobia, coral trout, cod, various trevally and more giving anglers a great taste of what can be on offer at times. A range of techniques worked well from soft plastics through to jigs. Winter can certainly turn it on for us and this season has been no different.

Rob with a solid Coral trout

Rob with a solid Coral trout

Harry with a solid cobe should be more to come over the next few months

Harry with a solid cobe should be more to come over the next few months

Golden doubles in Hervey Bay

Golden doubles in Hervey Bay

A big cod from from a inner reef

A big cod from from a inner reef

Queen fish can usually be found year round but this winter was a good season for big models with most fish over the meter mark.

Not bad for your first queenfish a holiday to remember

Not bad for your first queenfish a holiday to remember

The next few months should see things start to change with water temps rising from mid August. Snapper will continue for a while through September and it wont be long before mac tuna move in. Through spring the surface feeding starts to increase as the smaller eye bait comes in. This will see a few surface longtails among the mac tuna. We are looking forward to the season ahead i’m sure it will be a big one so get in early to secure your spot. Email fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au

Sweetlip for dinner

Sweetlip for dinner

Mac tuna will start to appear on the surface in the coming weeks

Mac tuna will start to appear on the surface in the coming weeks

Winter trevally's keeping us busy

Winter trevally’s keeping us busy

 


 

Black Marlin Run 2019

Yep it’s that time of year spring is almost here and from October through to December we will be seeking out our famous juvenile black marlin. If you are interested in targeting these great sport fish on lure or fly please be in touch. email fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au


 

Catch Of The Month

Liv takes out catch of the Month not bad for her first cod.

Liv takes out catch of the Month not bad for her first cod.

 


 

Rise Film Festival

I was lucky enough to attend this years Rise Film Festival in Brisbane. It was a great night with some fantastic Fly Fishing Films on display. One of the stand out Films was Glorious Bastards filmed up in the Wessel Islands. The Rise Film Festival is travelling around Australia see their website for details on dates and Venues.
Well worth a look.

Website https://www.flyfishingfilmfestival-au.com/


 

Product Talk

A bit about Shimano’s Rod technology. We love our Shimano gear it stands the test of time in harsh conditions.
Shimano’s Spiral X technology is made of carbon tape that is tightly wound on the blank diagonally in opposite direction. This method ensures that Spiral X achieves enhanced torsional rigidity, without adding weight to the rod itself. This in turn facilitates instant power transmission for precise casting and fighting fish. Through its exclusive lightweight structure, Shimano’s Spiral X construction enhances anglers’ “catching power.”

 

AQUASOUL Apparel 

Check out the range by our good friends at Aquasoul Apparel they have a few fresh threads now out.

Check out AQUASOUL Apparel for all your fishing needs

AQUASOUL Apparel

 


 

The Whales Are Here

It’s that time of year yep our big majestic humpback whales are back. From Now until November we will encounter them daily. Why not send the family on a whale watch trip while you fish with us. Be in touch with our Whale Watch Partner Freedom III Whale Watch.

See the Humpback Whales in Hervey Bay with Freedom Whale Watch

See the Humpback Whales in Hervey Bay with Freedom Whale Watch

 


 

Guide Life

Here are a few nature shots that I took along the way this month. If you take any nice photos while out with us please email them in I’d be happy to share them through our social media and newsletters.
It’s not always about the fish.

Sea Eagle Nest North Arch Cliffs

Sea Eagle Nest North Arch Cliffs

Open wide a Humpback whale having a yawn

Open wide a Humpback whale having a yawn

 


 

Joke Corner

Q: What you get when four men go fishing and one comes back not catching anything.

A: Three Men And A Baby 🙂

 

Thanks for reading our newsletter see below for some pics from May trips.

Tight Lines 

Andrew Chorley 

Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing
M 0407627850
fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au