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 2022 Game Fishing Tournament do the following:
- Become a Member or already be a member of an affiliated Q.G.F.A. or G.F.A.A Club
- Register for the tournament
- Read the Tournament Rules
- Fill in the Mothership form
- Provide your vessel info for the VMR
The Hervey Bay Garmin Fishing Classic
10th – 13th November 2022
For more info contact
Chris Best – 0431 967 538
Luke Carr – 0410 426 431
10th of November – Briefing day
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:
- Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish)
- All species of Tuna
- Spanish Mackerel
- Shark Mackerel
- Grey Mackerel
- Amber Jack
- 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.