Report 25/1/19

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 25/1/19

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:24 pm

December proved to be a tough month with a few days lost to bad weather. January has been a different story with light to moderate easterly’s almost every day. The light winds made for some opportunities to get out and explore a little wider.

A cobia caught off a big bull ray.

Spotted mackerel switched on during January as they continue their migration.The size has been fairly consistent around 65-75 cm. The spottys have had a few mac tuna in with them along with the odd school of longtails on the edges.

Spotty mackerel providing some sport.

Big golden trevally have also been a highlight over the past few months with some big schools about. A range of techniques has been successful from micro jigs, vibes, plastics working well and saltwater fly when conditions suit.

Golden action.

Queenfish have been rampaging through the bay and will increase in numbers over the next few months as they aggregate to spawn. Finding the aggregations can make for some great fishing with fish well over the meter mark being found in the schools. They are a sucker for a top water presentation with pencil poppers getting some explosive strikes.

Queenie fun!

Guests have enjoyed other species throughout December and January such as broad bar mackerel, spanish mackerel, diamond trevally, tea leaf trevally, GTs, scarlet sea perch, coral trout, cod , painted sweetlip, kingfish and more.

A healthy GT.

A pair of grunter adding variety.

Reef dwelling cod.

Kingfish are a lot of fun.

Longtail Season 2019
From February until June we get a great run of longtails. If you would like to test your skills against one of our toughest sportfish, be in touch with us for rates and dates at

Andrew Chorley

Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing

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