Autumn 2023 Fishing Report and Newsletter
Autumn is always a great season for us and this year was no different! The range of fish species is at it’s peak during the autumn months and sees some great size and epic captures as bigger specimens move through. In particular big longtails are on the move and a little easier during Autumn as they crash the surface and you make no mistake identifying these keg size fish.
January - February 2023 Fishing Report and Newsletter
What a start to 2023 with some fantastic fishing and time spent with guests. The weather has generally been very kind compared to the last few years which has been a nice change. The school holiday period saw the younger generation get into the action. Spotted and school mackerel always provide great fun for the kids and is a perfect introduction for them into sportfishing.
Merry Christmas from Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing
From Pete, John Cross, Justin, Benno, Liv and myself, we wish all of our anglers a safe and Merry Christmas and Happy New year. 2022 was a roller-coaster ride of weather and fishing but we look forward to another epic year in 2023! December marlin season has continued to be amazing along with our pelagics firing up. Don’t forget to book for 2023 marlin season as we are filling fast.
August - November 2022 Fishing Report and Newsletter
What a past few months it has been! We have had an exceptional run of black marlin this year with numbers consistent right throughout the season. We have been absolutely having a ball targeting these great gamefish with guests. Targeting them on the shallow sandflats and along Fraser Island is very unique and the only place in the world such an event takes place.
May/June/July 2022 Fishing Report and Newsletter
The past few months have thrown up some challenging conditions, far from our usual winter patterns that we are used to. La Niña has certainly given us plenty of southeasterly winds which have been over 20 knots frequently, combined with the moisture in the air we have seen a huge amount of rain. This has changed up our fishing habits, making us fish closer to port in the sandy straits more frequently.
March/April 2022 Fishing Report and Newsletter
March was a cracking month for the team at HBFSF with some mint weather among a few windier days. A second round of flooding rains saw a huge influx of bait with big predatory fish in hot pursuit. Big longtails, golden trevally, spanish mackerel, queenfish, broad bar mackerel and more rounded up the bait. Targeting these fish saw anglers get some new PB’s and got to experience the thrill of targeting trophy size fish.