The northern reaches of Queensland’s Hervey Bay, and the even more remote waters east of Fraser Island’s northern tip seldom see much ﬁshing pressure. Although these grounds are revered as fish rich hotspots for a multitude of pelagic and reef species, their remoteness keeps their full potential still somewhat undiscovered. For many years the northern […]
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The recently recognised world-class marlin fishing ground off the continental shelf from Hervey Bay could become a mecca for game fishers around the globe, according to an industry specialist. Barry Alty, the Gold Coast-based owner of game fishing charter boat Mistress, said the fishing ground off Fraser Island was one of the most prolific in […]
“Mistress” had a very successful 2017/2018 fishing year which ended on 30June 2018. All up we fished 92 days on the grounds we pioneered and “discovered” off Fraser Island and Tagged and Released or Released a Total of 199 Marlin. Incidently on 30 June when we were hoping to break the 200 figure we went […]
The waters east of Queensland’s Fraser Island and Hervey Bay, just below the bottom of the Great Barrier Reef, have long been known to produce exceptional marlin fishing – for blacks, stripes and blues. However, to reach the open ocean from Urangan harbour it’s a long trip up the inside of Hervey Bay even before […]