Fraser Island Australia – Emerging Billfish Destination

The following is a guest post provided by Australia’s and Barry Alty. Owner of ‘Mistress’, a tournament winning charter boat captained by Brett Alty (Barry’s son), Alty provides a sneak peak at an emerging destination that boasts the possibility of superslams and large blue marlin. At this one to the list of destinations.


Fraser island, located of Australia’s eastern Queensland coast is a National Park with rainforests and inland lakes of varying hues. Stretching nearly 75 miles, Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world.

How To Get There.

Hervey is the step off point for Fraser island. It has well serviced airport, a range of hotels, motels and restaurants, and he’s an easy four hour drive from Brisbane, Queesland’s capital city. It is a 4WD Paradise accessible by barge from the nearby town of Hervey Bay.

The Fishing

Fishing Fraser island is most popular during the month between July and October. Local something have tagged and released juvenile black marlin up to 30 a day, near the northern end of Fraser Island just outside of the Breaksea Spit.

The established juvenile black marlin fishery has recently been supplemented by the discovery of a well rounded adult marlin fisheries as well. Borders are marked by the presence of something and multiple species of marlin. Lose averaged around 400lb with our best to date circa 700lb. The stripes have ranged from 240 – 300lb. They climb on like something of this tap tap nonsense!

Any place where you can catch an average and nearly 3 marlin a day is a fantastic something fishery. What makes it even more incredible is that there are four species available with blues of blacks being the most predominant, follow by stripes and Pacific sailfish.

The ‘Mistress’, skippered by Captain Brett Alty who has driven game boats in Perth and something Coast in Australia, has explored the water’s offshore Fraser island. Captain Brett says “I’ve never seen anything like this, so many spaces available and blues and blacks in big numbers by any standard. There will definitely be a Grander Blue here somewhere.”

‘Mistress’ began fishing again off Fraser island beginning of March 2017. The day before his birthday, in December, we tagged our 100th blue marlin for the season (which started in something 2017). As of March 2018, the boats total was 136 marlin.

The Mistress is our family affair. Captain Brett Alty is Barry’s son. According to Barry Brett’s present for his father will be a grander blue. We hope its a good birthday forward to reporting the present! ITB