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The crystal-clear waters of the Fraser Coast create an idyllic paradise for fishing enthusiasts. Nestled in the heart of Queensland, Australia, the Fraser Coast offers an array of fishing opportunities that cater to both beginners and seasoned anglers. In this blog, we will dive into the world of fishing in Fraser Coast, exploring its diverse fishing spots, abundant marine life, and tips for an unforgettable fishing experience.

Fishing in the Bay

The sheltered bay is home to an abundance of species, including bream, whiting, flathead, and mackerel. Whether you’re casting a line from the shore or enjoying a fishing charter, Hervey Bay promises an unforgettable experience for all skill levels.

Fishing the Reef

Some of the best reef fishing to be experienced around Hervey Bay is through the months of May to August!

As we approach the end of Autumn and make our way into the winter months, we traditionally enjoy lighter wind patterns offshore allowing boaties to venture wide to their favourite offshore fishing grounds – timed perfectly as the offshore currents subside.

Combine these favourable weather conditions with ideal currents & large aggregations of reef fish that congregate over the next few months and you’ll see that winter certainly is the serious reef fishos play time. All while the sharks numbers (hopefully) subside with the cooling water temperatures.

Top locations of interest

  • Southern & Northern Gutters
  • Lady Elliot/African Gutter/West of the lightship country
  • Break Sea Spit & beyond and down south off Double Island Point across the Wide Bay Bar

You can expect to encounter any of the following species

  • Gutters to Lady Elliot:Red emperor, coral trout, sweetlip, nannygai, snapper, reef jacks, Spanish flag, tusk fish, hussar, blue & brown maori cod & gold spot cod.
  • Break Sea Spit & Beyond up to 80m: Red Emperor, red throat, reef jacks, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, green job fish, hussar, tusk fish & coronation trout.
  • Break Sea Spit & Beyond up to 80m: Red Emperor, red throat, reef jacks, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, green job fish, hussar, tusk fish & coronation trout.

Fishing the Estuaries

The serene estuaries and rivers of the Fraser Coast offer a tranquil setting for anglers to unwind while casting their lines. The Mary River and Great Sandy Strait are known for their mangrove-lined shores, harbouring prized catches like barramundi, mangrove jack, and mud crabs. Fishing in these estuaries is not only rewarding but also a chance to immerse yourself in the region’s natural beauty.

Tips for a Successful Fishing Adventure:

Ensure you have the right fishing gear for your chosen style of fishing – whether it’s beach, estuary, or deep-sea fishing.

Familiarize yourself with local fishing regulations and bag limits to contribute to sustainable fishing practices.

Seek advice from local fishing guides or tackle shops to gain insights into the best spots, bait, and techniques.

Fish are more active during specific times of the day. Sunrise and sunset are often prime times for casting your line.

Different fish species prefer different baits. Research or ask locals for guidance on the most effective bait for your target catch.


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