Hervey Bay

Crazy coral trout in Hervey Bay

I’VE always been a big fan of getting away to destinations that I don’t get to fish often. A lot of these trips are often planned with little notice and end up with two swags and an Esky full of cold drinks driving north on a Friday afternoon. Coral trout Hervey One of my friends had been talking about a …

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Hard yards in Hervey Bay

WHAT a wet and windy new year we’ve had in Hervey Bay. I hope everyone had a safe and joyous holiday period. I am lucky enough to be writing this article on time, as there is no work currently with the rain and wind. And for good measure, throw in the COVID-19 lockdowns that have been affecting travel plans to …

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Basking in bait ball action

WELL, it’s that time of the month again – where I whinge about the weather and how tough the fishing has been! Yes, the weather has been tough that’s for sure, and from most reports it’s the same up and down the coast. I find spring is often quite volatile. Heavy from the north as the temperature rises and then …

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Hervey Bay pelagics arrive late

THIS month I found myself sitting around whinging about the weather. The spring northerly wind has given me plenty of time to get my article written and in on time! We’ve had plenty of storms, so I hope many areas are getting decent rain. Ironically, I spend most of my year hating rain because my house turns into a swamp, …

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Tuna back in Hervey Bay

AT the time of writing, tuna have slowly made a start in the bay. Though the catches have been quite patchy and not in substantial numbers, there have been enough all the same. The majority are mack tuna and a few longtail have made their presence felt in mixed schools, with most fish being less than 90cm in length. tuna …

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Booking a charter in Hervey Bay

It’s already November and it seems summer is already here in full swing with warmer water species taking centre-stage in southeast Queensland. Mangrove jack have already been terrorising our canal and natural structure systems, while offshore we are already seeing our mahi mahi and yellowfin tuna showing up in plague proportions. Hervey Bay charter With COVID-19 and our first year …

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Persisting through tough conditions

FOR the most part fishing can be so simple and straight forward, but at other times it can be frustrating and tiresome. I’m lucky with what I do, and as a guide I know somewhere, somehow, something will give, even on the toughest of bites. Staying sharp when fishing is slow is critical. Mental fortitude will allow you to make …

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Hervey Bay action hot despite weather

IT’S September already and hard to believe we’ve been in restrictions for so long. It’s now the new norm and I’ve noticed more and more anglers are visiting Hervey Bay for the fishing action. This is good for the local economy, and we are blessed that Queensland’s rates of infection remain low enough for us to continue business in our …

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The versatility of tried and tested fishing techniques

tried and tested fishing techniques

IT has been a wild couple months of weather. So much rain, so much humidity… it was a ‘real’ summer. I can’t remember the last summer with prolonged humidity – I have even considered buying an air-conditioner. I wish the fishing was just as hot! It has been patchy and at times tough. Particularly when dodging massive rain squalls that …

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Hectic Hervey Bay fishing action

hervey bay fishing action

HI all, I hope everyone has been getting stuck into a few fish since last month’s edition of BNB. I have been taking full advantage of the Easter school holidays, enjoying fishing in both local and out of town destinations. I recently had my first experience of the bluewater fishing options at Hervey Bay with good mates Mitch and Josh. …

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