Fraser Coast Opportunities

The Home of Australian Fishing


Renowned as the home of the humpback whales during the months of July to November and as the gateway to Fraser Island, the Fraser Coast is also the home of Australian fishing. 

Rivers, creeks, foreshores, rock groynes and some fantastic fishing spots only minutes by boat from the Urangan Harbour make Hervey Bay the perfect holiday destination for the keen angler.

Our ocean forms a meeting place for warm northern and cooler southern ocean currents, bringing with them double the species found elsewhere.

The Great Sandy Strait - between Fraser Island and the mainland - provides one of Australia's largest seagrass beds to act as a nursery for many larger fish species, and a feeding ground for prawns and fish.

Add to this mix the protection of Fraser Island from prevailing winds and the result is some of the world's most ideal fishing conditions to suit every angler. The choice of fishing is just as impressive, with some of the best sport and game, sheltered beach and deep sea fishing to be found in Australia.

The world class fishing is not just limited to those with boats; the Hervey Bay foreshore produces good numbers of fish in season. And unlike the beach fishing paradise of Fraser Island's eastern coast, Hervey Bay has no surf to contend with, making the beach a prime fishing destination for families. 

Anglers fish the foreshores for the tasty whiting during spring and summer. Local worms and yabbies are top baits. The long and bustling esplanade, littered with cafes, restaurants and accommodation, can be fished with considerable success during the early morning and late afternoon, though fishing during the night will sometimes be the best for chasing the bigger fish.

But don't just take our word for how great the fishing is. Grab your fishing gear and find out for yourself. A word of warning though - you'll be hooked!