June 2019 Fishing Report and Newsletter

June Serves Up Some Glamour Conditions 

June is all but over we had another great month with some solid winter sport fishing. We saw an amazing run of weather there in the middle of the month with around 12 days strait of calm conditions. Other then that run of weather it has been a wetter and windier June then usual. We still managed to get out most days, with just a few lost here and there to the weather gods.

Goldens and glass outs

Goldens and glass outs

Winter Afternoon glass out - Hervey Bay Marina

Winter Afternoon glass out

Snapper have started to trickle in with a few guests getting lucky on some good specimens. With some luck we should see some good fish start to arrive over the coming weeks. Soft plastics have been the best way to tempt the bite with the zman range of jerkshads in a variety of colours getting results.

Fizz with a nice specimen

Fizz with a nice specimen

Longtails continued to give us some great surface time even through June with mac tuna also in the mix. Burning soft plastics deeper in the water column worked the best with stick baits and metals also getting results.

Longtail Doubles for honeymooning couple Matt and Kitty

Longtail Doubles for honeymooning couple Matt and Kitty

Trevally can be red hot this time of year as they stack up on some of our reefs. Dropping, jigs, plastics and vibes into the schools can see plenty of rod bending. Guests have enjoyed catching queenfish, giant trevally, golden trevally and diamonds out of the same school providing some great variety. Other species on the reefs have been big cod, coral trout and painted sweetlip.

Solid Diamond - Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing

Solid Diamond

Wayne with a solid coral trout

Wayne with a solid coral trout

GT giving us some variety

GT giving us some variety

Our usual Mackerel species have been steady with our winter run of  Broad Bar Mackerel a hit with guests. Broadys are one of our favourite fish to eat with delicate white flesh that holds it’s flavour, it is a great fish to use in many dish’s.

Nick with a solid broad bar mackerel

Nick with a solid broad bar mackerel

Who doesn't like some soft wrap fish taco's

Who doesn’t like some soft wrap fish taco’s

Fly fisherman also had some good days with some quality winter flats fishing. Golden trevally were good over the sunny weather period, with some good sessions had among guests. Queenfish and small Gt’s also were among the captures and were a added bonus while spending a day on the flats.

Al with a nice golden on fly from the flats

Al with a nice golden on fly from the flats

Looking forward through July we should see our Snapper run kick into gear along with some good fishing deeper in the water column for Trevally and longtail tuna. Fishing inshore down the straits will be a good option particularly with the school holiday kids if we get a few breezy days. The straits can really turn it on at times with winter aggregations of mackerel, trevally, tailor bream, flathead and squid. If you are after any winter time sport fishing please drop us an email fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au

The school holiday fun has already begun

The school holiday fun has already begun

Winter time queenfish a great specimen for Olivia and a new PB

Winter time queenfish a great specimen for Olivia and a new PB

 


 

Snapper Season 2019

Make sure you get in early to secure your chance at targeting our inshore snapper. Our snapper are generally in shallow water 8-20 m and pull hard all the way to the boat. If you are interested in targeting snapper be in touch to secure your dates. Our Season generally is June through to September Email  fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au

 


 

Catch of the Month

Wayne takes out catch of the month with a cracking snapper which fell to a zman streakz in electric chicken.

Catch of the Month - May 2019

Catch of the Month – May 2019

 


 

October – November Black Marlin

It’s not far away now our popular black marlin season is approaching. Crews fishing outside have reported good aggregations for the winter offshore run. If it’s any indication we should have a great season inside during spring with fish on the flats a must see for any sport or fly fisherman. We still have availability please email us for rates and dates fishing@herveybaysportfishing.com.au

Flats black marlin the ultimate flats challenge

Flats black marlin the ultimate flats challenge

 


Product of the Month

2019 Shimano Grappler

THE new Grappler 2019 series are the next generation of offshore JDM rods, equipped to battle with the largest offshore predators. This upgraded series now features both Spiral X and Hi-Power X blank technology to enhance power, strength and durability. With 19 dedicated Type J (Jigging) and Type C (Casting) models that are PE rated from PE 2.5 to PE 8, there is a wide range of options to suit Australian anglers

2019 Shimano Grappler

2019 Shimano Grappler

Whether it be heavy kingfish jigging or topwater GT casting, the rods have been tested in harsh offshore environments, resulting in a line-up that is capable of grappling with the strongest of ocean predators.
https://www.shimanofish.com.au/

 


 

CAST Clip

We have uploaded the CAST clip we filmed earlier in the year to our You Tube channel. Make sure you check out the boys gear,video’s and services. https://castmag.co/

 


 

Fisho’s Tackleworld Hervey Bay Mega Clearance Sale 

WIN A $250 SHOPPING SPREE! To celebrate our biggest sale ever kicking off this Friday 28 June, we’re giving you the chance to hook yourself a shopping spree.Entering is easy, just nominate a mate from Hervey Bay below who you’d take fishing if you won. Enter as many times as you like with one mate per comment! We’ll announce a winner Thursday. Good luck.

Our EOFY Mega Clearance Sale kicks off this Friday, running for 3 days only! It’s our biggest ever – you won’t want to miss it!

59 Torquay Rd, Pialba QLD 4655 – Doors open at 7.30am!

https://www.facebook.com/fishostackleworldherveybay/

 

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