September  2020 Fishing Report and Newsletter 
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September Fishing Springs Into Action 

September was a cracking month for us here at HBFSF.

Reasonable conditions throughout the month let our guides fish throughout the bay with ease.  Species like snapper were high on the agenda when tides suited and we pulled some excellent specimens on board.  Big cobia also appeared on the reefs, sometimes even taking trevally that were hooked while jigging, resulting in long fights on lighter outfits.

Snapper a welcome catch 

Jake with a snapper
Big Cobia are a handful 

Trevally species are always a great target through September and it was no different this year.  Bludger, tea leaf, golden, diamond, pennant, gold spot and more were all caught through the month.

Team Tdogz getting into the trevally 

Diamonds are always a welcome catch 

We managed a few reef sessions with coral trout, scarlets, cod, hussar, tusk fish and others taking soft plastics and jigs.  Inshore closer to port, the reefs have also been producing sweetlip and coral trout, with specimens up to 3 kg available within minutes from the ramp.

Josh with a coral trout

The darker colours of an inshore trout 

Big spangleys pull hard 

School mackerel, mac tuna and longtails have begun to move into the bay with the usual reefs holding the schoolies.  School mackerel are a great table fish and always a valuable target species between bigger trophy fish.  The mac and longtails are a little thin but good sign for the summer season ahead with spotted mackerel only a month or so away.

School holiday fun on the longtails 

Mac tuna are starting to appear in numbers 

On the flats we had some great days targeting golden trevally with smaller fish to 4 kg appearing around in reasonable numbers.  A few queenfish are also milling on the flats, and anglers need to be ready and on point when they swim through, as long accurate casts are usually required.  On the northern flats longtails will be starting to run the beach along with queenfish and goldens.

Flats Time 
Shallow water Longtail 

Don't forget the humble flathead on the flats always fun 

If you are after a trip targeting our great variety of species in the coming months spots are filling fast !  So make sure you get in quick to secure your spot.  Email

Come Fly Fish With Us 

Catch Of The Month 

Big cobia for Gary who takes out catch of the month 
Product Talk 

The new Go Pro 9 has just been released 

Shoot stunning 5K video that maintains serious detail even when zooming in and capturing 14.7MP frame grabs. Also records in 4K, 2.7K, 1440p and 1080p.
Key Features
Built-In Mounting with Folding Fingers | HERO9 Black Mods Compatibility
Audio Features
3.5mm Audio Mic Input with Media Mod for HERO9 Black or Pro 3.5 Mic Adapter (Sold Separately) | RAW Audio Capture (.wav Format)
Connected Features
Wi-Fi + Bluetooth® | GPS Enabled | Connects to GoPro App | Auto Offload to Phone
Hervey Bay Longtails 
I recently had the pleasure of guiding David Granville, his partner Marina and good mate Rod onto some solid longtails.  Check out David's clip here.
Hervey Bay Longtails 
Step Outside With Paul Burt 

Our episodes have gone to air with more to come if you missed them they can be viewed on 7 plus.
We will let people know through our social channels so keep an eye out for more episdes
!  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

Team HBFS guide meeting

Beautiful whiting catch off the Hervey Bay beaches for dinner on a day off 


Joke Corner 

New Partnership with Fraser Island Boat Charters

We are teaming up with Fraser Island Boat Charters to offer some exciting new packages!  First will be a multi-day, self-drive mothership package including daily fishing charters.  Secondly, we will also be offering as an add-on, a day guided sportfishing service when you hire a yacht.  We will pick you up in our sportfishing vessel from your anchored location anywhere in the Sandy Straits and take you on a fishing adventure for the day! We will have more about this exciting package in our next newsletter and on our social media channels. 
In the mean time see their website

Our professional guides picking up guests  


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
Queenfish fun
More Doubles 
Pan size 
Gold spot trevally 
Nick with a trevally 
Coral trout 
Nice colours 
Small Mouth nanny 
Quality snapper for Liv 
School size longtail tuna 
Golden times 
Snapper time 
Gold spot 
Nice little amberjack
Dad bod cod 
Pennant Trevally 
Nice snapper 
Bludger Trevally 
Snapper !
Snapper !
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