August 2020 Fishing Report and Newsletter 
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Heading Wide Fruitful During August 
Hi everyone I hope that spring will see some better days ahead in these modern times. We have been busy here on the Fraser Coast, and are looking forward to borders opening soon so that our NSW guests can get up here and enjoy some fishing.

August can be a tricky month but the wider grounds can generally give us some great fishing if conditions allow. This August guests enjoyed targeting coral trout with some great fish coming aboard. Working soft plastics is a very effective way to target trout and they often fight much softer to when they are hooked on live baits. This allows lighter tackle and is great fun for all ages and abilities.

Double trouts

Along with the trout we landed some nice cod, sweetlip, various trevally species, longtails and cobia.

Snapper were a little trickier to find but we did manage some nice specimens to 82cm. Snappers came in on a range of techniques including metal jigs, soft plastics and hard body lures.

3 generations with double that's fishing!

Closer to home the flats fished well for golden trevally, queenfish and small GTs. On the windier days we made our way up on the flats and had some fun with the light gear. While fishing the flats guide Peter Fry guided some guests onto a nice longtail which was cruising the edge. It’s fairly rare to see longtails on the southern flats and was an epic 3 hour battle on light tackle. Well done to the angler and Pete for staying calm and having plenty of patience that’s one epic battle.

The next month we should start seeing some mac tuna move into the bay along with longtail tuna on the surface. School mackerel will move on the reefs again and the inshore fishing scene will start to heat up.  Even small black marlin might be possible early this season with a few captures inside the Bay already this year. On the flats flathead, golden trevally, queenfish and smaller trevally will start to be more active. If you are after some spring time sportfishing be in touch and secure your spot. Email us 

John and Steve hooked a very angry juvenile black marlin on a metal slug!

Marlin Season 2020

Book now to secure your spot no better way to end the year than capturing a little black in the shallow waters of Hervey Bay. Email



Catch Of The Month 

Tran caught this XOS goldspot cod.  What a birthday present!  Well done 
Product Talk 

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Step Outside With Paul Burt 

We recently completed some filming for Paul Burt's show Step Outside with Paul Burt. 

Our episodes are due to air through September.  We will let people know through our social channels so keep an eye out!  Paul's show is on 7mate, 1130am on Saturdays and Sundays.

We caught a range of species with Paul and had some amazing sessions, so hopefully it will make for some great viewing. See more about his show here 

Guide Life

Life is good when your biggest obstacle is a humpback whale mugging

Not a bad spot for lunch

When you hook a 6ft 4 grouper on a light jig setup.....

Joke Corner 


Local Fishing Destination Promotion Still Spots Available for 2020 !


With coronavirus putting the brakes on many overseas trips, now is a good time to holiday locally.  Let's support the local tourism industry as it will be certainly taking a big hit over the coming months. 
From Spring 2020 our self drive promotion will be available which includes the Gladstone region in the package.
The Bay to Barra drive 

Your adventure will include fishing Hervey Bay with our professional guides, then taking a short 3 hour drive up to Boyne Island to fish Lake Awoonga for the mighty barramundi with Justin Nye and his team at Gladstone Fly and Sportfishing. 
Transport can be arranged between the 2 destinations for an additional fee.

Cost for the self drive Bay to Barra package includes accommodation.
6 nights accommodation, 4 days fishing ( 2 days in each region ) 
$1750 per person based on 2 anglers fishing.

Shorter options are available and can be tailored to your needs.
One angler rates are available along with share charters.   
Please email us for further information and dates.


Bay to Barra Promo 

This Week's Weather 

Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing Merchandise

Hats and jerseys available online!


Thanks for reading our newsletter! 

Please feel free to contact us about anything we may be able to help you with. 

See below for pics from our recent charters. 

Tight Lines 
Andrew Chorley 
Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing 
M 0407627852
Big golden trevally
Reefie doubles
Double snappers
Golden times
Bludger trevally on poppers
Beautiful Barramundi cod!
Terry keeping busy with this spangled emperor
HBS guide Kurt with a bludger on fly
Big goldspot cod
Beautiful trout
Lovely big knobby snapper
Inshore cod
Big goldie
Rosy red trout
Tealeaf trevally
Nice golden
Big tealeaf
Moses perch for the esky
Chinaman fish
PB trout for Sam
Bludger fun
Seeing Red
Nice little amberjack
Big spango for the boss
Keeping very busy with oversize cods
Big snapper
Golden trevally
The boss says thats dinner!
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