Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing Charters shares what we’ve been up to during each month via our trip reports. From some of our best catches through to products we’re loving and even a weather report! Subscribe to get these updates straight to your Inbox using the form below and once you finished that check out our latest trip reports below!

steve holding a monster longtail - the biggest catch for hervey bay fly and sportfishing

Jan, Feb & March 2024 Fishing Report and Newsletter

It’s been a fantastic start to 2024 for HBFSF! As we get deeper into autumn, we are excited for the changes in season as we see different species move into the bay. Tuna is our mainstay this time of year with big trophy longtails the prize.  We have been lucky enough to boat some great fish with plenty over the 20kg mark.

happy new year from hervey bay fly and sportfishing

Happy New Year from Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing!

A huge thank you to everyone that fished with us during 2023 along with everyone that has followed our guest’s journey through our socials! Thank you and all the best for 2024!
Liv and I would like to personally thank our professional team of guides John, Beno, Sunny and Pete for going above and beyond for our guests.

winter spring 2023 fishing report newsletter fraser island fishing

Winter / Spring 2023 Fishing Report and Newsletter

Well spring is here and it is one of our busy periods that’s for sure. All our guides have been flat out putting guests onto some great fish. Through winter we saw some patchy fishing for snapper but had a great run of other species including golden trevally, queenfish, giant herring, Spanish mackerel, longtail tuna, mac tuna, coral trout and various reef species.

autumn fishing report newsletter hervey bay fraser coast fishing

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 featured image marlin fishing fraser island

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.

hervey bay fly sportfishing black marlin fishing merry christmas 2022

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.

hervey bay fly sportfishing black marlin fishing august to november 2022

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.

hervey bay sportfishing may june july newsletter - 3 guys holding fish caught on a sportfishing charter out of Hervey Bay QLD

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 fishing newsletter report - HBS regular Ian with a good sized GT

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.

Chozza from hervey bay sportfishing with the first fish boated for 2022, a 122cm thready

January/February 2022 Fishing Report and Newsletter

Well what a past couple of months it has been, and a bit of a breezy start to 2022 to say the least. Windy conditions saw us lose a fair few days with gusty southeasters, often strong wind warning strength, keeping us off the bay. As we move forward to March and Autumn we should see the weather settle down and transition into those cooler autumn conditions we love.
merry christmas from hervey bay fly and sport fishing team

Merry Christmas from Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing

From Pete, Kurt, John Cross, John Mallard, Liv and myself, we wish all of our anglers a safe and Merry Christmas and Happy New year. 2021 was a challenging year for all Australians, but we have made it out the other side and the Team at HBFSF look forward to a big 2022. Plenty of exciting things to come from us next year!

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