REPORT: Spring sees switch to pelagic action in Hervey Bay

Ben Simms from Victoria with an estimated 15kg golden trevally.

SEPTEMBER has quickly disappeared and so has the winter weather, with the spring pattern of northerly winds raising the water temperature up to 23 degrees in most parts of Hervey Bay.

Mac tuna schools are starting to flow in along with longtails in smaller numbers. School and grey mackerel can be found in good numbers for those looking for a feed of mackerel and there is still a bit of late season snapper action around too.

As October rolls on there will be an increase in pelagic activity with plenty more mac tuna still to arrive and, of course, small black marlin aren’t too far away now with reports starting to come through of fish being caught outside.

Deeper in the water column various trevallies have kept anglers busy with some big goldens about, including an estimated 15kg fish for Ben Simms from Victoria.

Andrew Chorley from Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing experienced some huge battles with longtail tuna up to 20kg in September. Head to the Facebook Page to see some of the action Andrew has filmed live out on the water.

For more information about Hervey Bay fishing head to the website or send Andrew an email at

Nine year old Bailey with his first ever longtail tuna.

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