Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Lots of Fish Varieties on Offer

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Lots of Fish Varieties on Offer

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LIGHTER winds have given local anglers an excellent chance to get out on the water in the past week.

Reports have been good right across the Fraser Coast with fish taken from all corners of the Bay.

Snapper efforts were concentrated across the new moon period but produced mixed result.

We are still waiting for the bulk numbers of fish to move into the Bay and the best reports have come from wider and deeper grounds like the Southern Gutters, Roonies and outside of Fraser Island.


Keith from Freedom III charters has reported good numbers of reefies at the Breaksea Spit.

Winter is a great time to fish there as generally we have calmer seas and there is less current.

Brown Maori cod, red throat emperor, sweetlip, coronation trout, amberjacks, snapper, pearl perch, rosy job fish and more have all been reported from Freedom III.

Closer wide grounds, like the Northern Gutters and the Southern Gutters, will also be worth a look for coral trout, snapper, hussar, parrot and sweetlip.


The Burrum Eight Mile has produced a few squire with the odd larger specimen also being taken.

Blackall, golden trevally and school mackerel have been other captures with live baits working well.

Near the river mouth, the usual bream, whiting and flathead can be found, so too some nice flathead by the ramps.

Winter whiting can be found towards Toogoom in patches with yabbies working well along with gulp worms.

Urangan Pier

Steve and the crew at Anglers Den have reported some excellent quality bream coming from the pier at night.

Small live herring fished beside the pylon have produced the better quality bream with some big flathead also taking the live baits that are meant for bream.

Pilchards, hardyheads and small soft plastics have also been working well.

Towards the end of the pier, mac tuna, school mackerel and golden trevally have been taken on metal spoons, live baits and soft plastics. …

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