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March Proves Once Again To Be Epic !!

You can now book your fishing adventure with us online!!  Click HERE

March is a great month for us on the Fraser Coast and never disappoints with plenty of pelagic action for our guests.

Longtail tuna are one of the most targeted species this time of year as we see good schools move into the bay.  Working soft plastics, stickbaits and slugs through the schools saw guests get some great fish.

Fish over 20kg were landed with plenty over the magic 120cm mark. 

Queenfish are also a target species this time of year chasing down poppers and stickbaits and putting on an awesome aerial display once hooked. 

The queenies also had the odd Spanish mackerel hanging around feeding on the same bait which makes it exciting when a big spanish gets airborne after your popper. 

On the reefs, species such as golden trevally, bludger trevally, tea leaf trevally, school mackerel, nannygai, cod, coral trout and more were caught on a range of methods.

A quick jig on the reef can change the day from targeting rampaging surface fish to bottom dwellers offering great variety for guests. 

The next month will see plenty more longtail tuna come across the deck along with queenfish, mackerels, trevallys and bottom dwellers.  It's an exciting time of year as most species are all available at the same time making for some epic days on the water.  We still have a few dates available in May so please be in touch to secure your booking.

Winter Season 
Our winter season is filling fast!  Species such as snapper, cobia, golden trevally, diamond trevally, coral trout and other reef species are active and available with jigging - a popular way to target these species through winter.  With glass-out calm conditions quite common, winter sees some of our best weather for the year.  Get in early to secure your dates for our winter season!

Catch Of The Month

Cara takes the title this month with a very rare Hervey Bay bonefish.  Well done Cara!

New Flagship Contender

Featuring ample room for up to 5 anglers, this vessel is the largest sportfishing guide boat in Hervey Bay.
Powered by twin 200HP Yamaha outboards, it's capabilities to travel further and faster means we can expand our fishing range and take on the bigger targets!

Bookings for the Contender have been solid so please call early to book your dates!

Gotcha Boat Hire

With a gap in the market for a purpose-built, self-drive sportfishing hire boat, we have decided to start a side company, Gotcha Boat Hire Hervey Bay.

Gotcha Boat Hire Hervey Bay is a boutique boat hire service which specialises in offering custom sportfishing boat hire – a first for the Fraser Coast region.
Targeting the avid fisherman, Gotcha Boat Hire Hervey Bay has launched with its first vessel - a 4.5m Polycraft equipped with the very latest in sportfishing equipment.
Polycraft Boats have a great reputation as safe, user friendly vessels which are stealthy, quiet and come with the ability to be fully customised, enhancing the fishing experience. 
This business is a one of a kind, offering a custom boat with the latest electronics and bow mount Minn Kotta motor, along with arguably the best fishing advice on offer in the Fraser Coast.  This service provides a fishing experience that is comfortable, affordable and our research indicates that there is a significant market looking for this type of fishing experience.
See the website here
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The Bay to Barra Drive - a hit with guests!

The Bay to Barra continues to provide our guests with plenty of action!  We and the team at Gladstone Fly and Sportfishing would like to thank everyone who has already experienced this one-of-a-kind self-drive fishing package, combining the best fishing the saltwater of Hervey Bay and fresh water of Lake Awoonga have to offer!
For bookings please call Chozz on 0407627852 or email


Exciting New Self-Drive Yacht Hire Package!

To complement our popular full-service mother shipping package with Freedom III, we are offering another great experience with another great local business, Fraser Coast Boat Charters.

Alongside luxury yacht Cattitude 

Two of the Fraser Coast’s most popular marine based tourism businesses have teamed up to launch an exciting new touring experience - offering a range of overnight yacht and sportfishing packages that will allow visitors to experience the thrill of world class sportfishing in one of the country’s best fisheries, and enjoy the comfort and facilities of their very own sleep aboard yacht.
Fraser Island Boat Charters and Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing are now offering guests three night, 5night and 7 night bareboat and full day guided fishing options - with guests to be picked up from their yacht by the team at Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing whilst sailing the west coast of World Heritage listed Fraser Island.

To Book Visit

See Promo Video Below 
Sail Fish Relax 

Guide Life 

Guide Kurt landing a metre barra on fly during a recent break

The taxman always takes his share

What big teeth you have!

The crews from HBFS and Fraser Island Boat Charters filming with Creek to Coast

Nomad Vertrex Swim - amazing new lure action
Thanks for reading our newsletter!

Tight Lines!

Chozz and the Team

See our pics below from recent charters. 
Coral trout for dins
Sanish mack
Big gold for Tristan
nice Mac
Yew !!
Fun times
Double broadbars
Nice little trout
Longtails on surface
Goldspot trev
Golden trevally
XL longtail
Reef bruiser
Grey mackerel
Trout on a stickbait
Giant herring
more trouts
Happy days
Gold in the Fusion
baby cobe
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