The Hervey Bay GARMIN Fishing Classic

10th – 12th November 2023

For more info contact

Chris Best – 0431 967 538


Luke Carr – 0410 426 431

9th November 2023 – Briefing Day

Our Main sponsors for the
Hervey Bay GARMIN Fishing Classic for 2023 are:


Fishing with the Hervey Bay Game Fishing Club

Hervey Bay is situated on the Fraser Coast, just 3.5 hours drive north of Brisbane and a short flight direct from Sydney. It is one of Queensland’s best kept game fishing secrets.

To take part in the 2023 Game Fishing Tournament do the following:

  1. Become a Member or already be a member of an affiliated Q.G.F.A. or G.F.A.A Club
  2. Register for the tournament
  3. Read the Tournament Rules
  4. Fill in the Mothership form
Hervey Bay Game Fishing Tournament members

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.

Hervey Bay Game Fishing Classic