Fishing with the Hervey Bay Game Fishing Club

Hervey Bay is situated on the Fraser Coast, just 3 hours drive north of Brisbane and a short flight direct from Sydney.
It is one of Queensland’s best kept game fishing secrets.

Membership & Renewals
HBGFC Tournament Form
HBGFC Mothership Form

Heavy Tackle Tournament
1st and 2nd July 2017

Briefing at 5pm Friday 30th June on board Spirit of Hervey Bay at the marina.

At least one member of each crew must attend.

Presentation dinner Sunday 2nd July at 6pm on board Spirit of Hervey Bay.


Heavy Tackle Tournament Form

Sponsored by

sponsored by Great Northern Brewing Co
Miss Marlin 2017

More information coming


The Hervey Bay Game Fishing Classic
16th – 19th November 2017.

More information for the 2017 Tournament please contact Brad on 0431 611 196

Need a Charter Boat for the Tournament?
Click to  access details through our new Charter Boat page!

Our Joint Major Sponsors are:

Bay Auto Marine Electrical & SIMRAD

What are we catching?

Small black marlin and sailfish are caught all along the spit which runs for 20 nautical miles to the north of Fraser Island producing some of the best light tackle game fishing in Australia and the world. And when you go further out … from 100m in depth and beyond … you have the opportunity to catch large blue black and striped marlin.

Some of the other species that you might encounter on the eastern side of Fraser Island include:

  • Wahoo
  • Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish)
  • All species of Tuna
  • Sailfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Shark Mackerel
  • Grey Mackerel
  • Amber Jack
  • Trevally
  • Cobia
  • Yellowtail King Fish
  • And many more

Most of these species are also available on the western side of Fraser Island, creating some great light tackle sports fishing in still water.

There is no other place in the world that you can catch sailfish and black marlin while trolling in a foot of water.

The hot spots for this are around Roonies Point, Station Hill and any other reefs and places that hold bait. It’s very interesting to see the marlin feeding at night at Roonies Point and they are very easily caught on live bait at night.

Marlin Fishing