June and July - wind, wind, and a bit more wind....
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June and July brought some tough weather, with this winter one of the worst for wet and windy conditions for some time. We did see a couple of the nice winter glassout days but they were rare. Luckily the fishing on those days was excellent and we saw a fantastic start to our shallow water snapper season, with some big knobby's landed.
Snapper were caught with a range of techniques but we saw that soft plastics fished around bait schools worked the best. Keeping your approach calm and quiet is the key to getting a good session, as snappers often move on with too much commotion in the areas we fish. Guests were treated to some new PB’s and had a ball on light tackle.
With covid cancellations we have some vacancies left for the snapper season when it reopens from August 16. Get in quick to secure your dates.
Other species we targeted through June and July were our winter reef species. Coral trout, cod, sweetlip, hussar, Moses perch and more were caught when we could got the right conditions to target them. We are hopeful we will get a few more opportunities through winter to hit the reefs.
Big longtails were also good fun with fish to 20kg landed. Guests love the battle of these brutes with some epic battles had by guests. Mac tuna also added to the tuna count with their blistering runs leaving us wonder if they grew as big as longtails would they fight harder?
Inshore we targeted species like school, broad bar mackerel, cods and smaller snapper with many days too windy to head further offshore.
Trevallies were around as usual with some big goldens falling to jigs and soft plastics. Queenfish also have been about deeper in the water column and often will come up to hit a top water lure. We should see plenty of sportfishing action on the trevally in the months ahead.
Looking forward we should see some stable weather with more of a dry westerly flow in the wind through August. This will bring some stability to the fishing and will be a welcome change to the wet June and July we just experienced. We have plenty of vacancies now with NSW border closures so please get in touch and book a day with our experienced team of guides. We cant wait to see you onboard!
Marlin Season 2021
It’s only 8 weeks away until we will be actively looking for our inshore black marlins. We still have vacancies available with our guides chomping at the bit to get the lures out and start searching!
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Catch Of The Month
Ben dragged this brute goldspot cod out of the reef, well done Ben!
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.