“Fishing is another well known feature of Hervey Bay Queensland, with it’s sheltered waterways enriched with many inlets, creeks and rivers providing plenty of good fishing spots.”
Boats can be launched into the water from a variety of public boat ramps found around the bay, all with sufficient parking. One of the most popular land based fishing spots is the Urangan Pier. Because of its length, there is ample room for everyone to fish and with plenty of light at night makes for a good fishing platform, 24 hours a day.
Hervey Bay is known as an anglers paradise with the benefits of sheltered waterways, estuary fishing options of the Mary River, Burrum & Isis Rivers, and handy proximity to Lake Lenthalls, Lake Monduran and the Borumba dam for freshwater fishing activity.
Hervey Bay Australia offers a range of options to boating and fishing enthusiasts to enjoy – estuary fishing, freshwater fishing, beach fishing, jetty fishing, offshore – deep sea fishing, reef and game fishing (including Marlin). Guided Fishing and sailing tours are conducted on a regular basis.
The waters on the western side of Fraser Island are home to many great Sportfish species like Golden Trevally, Giant Trevally along with many others of the trevally family. Another prize to get the adrenalin really pumping is the Northern Bluefin aka Longtail – this species is right up there with the greatest fly fishing targets on the planet – ever attached your fly or lure to a passing missile? There are also plenty Mackerel Tuna, Spanish, Broad Bar, Spotted and School Mackerel. The fantastic aerobatic Queenfish is another trophy species widely available in the Bay.
Without doubt the most popular species that fly anglers travel here to target is the magnificent Golden Trevally up to 15 kilo’s or 30lb. These fish are a sight casting proposition when they’re cruising the shallows or tailing on clear flats. A guide will get you multiple shots at these fish from the Bay side of Fraser Island, but areas near to town have wad able flats that can also produce these fish for the stealthy angler.
If you like the excitement and challenge of sight fishing then Hervey Bay is a “must do” destination. The Goldens are best fished between mid to late October through to the end of March when the water temps are right for their flats feeding habits. However, they can be caught all year round using the fast sink lines on both fly and soft plastics on spinning gear if flycasting is not your thing.
Hervey Bay has nearby impoundment barramundi . This is the iconic sportsfish of Australia. These fish have grown up wild in an incredibly beautiful freshwater environment. Nearby Lenthalls dam is a maize of meandering waterways with several hundred acres covered in Lilly pads and endless quiet bays against a backdrop of wild Australian bush and wildlife.
Apart from the prized barramundi, it is abundant with native Australian Bass – a very special little slugger that grows to 50cm and larger and is perfect for flyfishing. So if a barramundi and other Australian native freshwater species are on you angling wish list – then Hervey Bay is the place to get them after you’ve chalked up a a range of the best saltwater sportsfish available anywhere in the world – just look at the pictures and come see it for yourself.
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Volunteer Marine Rescue Hervey Bay
Volunteer Marine Rescue Hervey Bay provides the boating public in Hervey Bay waters with a highly professional rescue service, available on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Our dedicated Rescue Vessel Commanders, crews and Radio Operators are all highly trained, with vessels and crews prepared to go out in all weathers, day or night.
The Squadron operates from its Base at Urangan Harbour, from where it covers an area that stretches from Boonlye Point in the Great Sandy Strait to Theodolite Creek, north of Woodgate … and east to Long Shoal situated approximately 14 NM NNW of Sandy Cape. Providing this service requires exacting training, and is costly.
Our Squadron works in conjunction with the Water Police on a variety of activations including Search and Rescue, and with Queensland Ambulance Service on Medivac missions, which can include evacuating an accident victim, or medical or injury patient from a vessel at sea, or from Fraser Island.
On these activations we carry a QAS Officer or Paramedic on board. Membership benefits include reduced towing charge if you need assistance on the water, a copy of our free magazine Rescue One emailed to you each quarter, and in addition we hold regular Radio and First Aid Courses.
In addition to this you have peace of mind in knowing that we have your details such boat registration and name, description of boat, trailer registration and contact numbers stored in our computer system, should you get into difficulties.
You can support Volunteer Marine Rescue Hervey Bay QLD by applying to become a member. Apply or Renew your membership online or download our Membership Application Form. Member benefits can include FREE* Assistance, Receive our Quarterly magazine, FREE attendance at Member Information Sessions and much much more…