If fishing is your passion then come fishing in Hervey Bay. Whether you like to fish off the beach, off the pier or off a charter vessel you’ll find what you’re looking for right here in Hervey Bay.
Whether you like to go out into deep water or stick a little closer to shore you’ll find a charter boat that can take you where you want to go. Most charter boats operate out of Boat Harbour, Urangan at the southern end of Hervey Bay.
There’s also the M.V. Day Tripper and the Fighting Whiting. The M.V. DayTripper is ideal for a family fishing outing in Hervey Bay and you can follow the links to their website.
The Fighting Whiting operates from Torquay and will pick you up right off the beach and take you north to Point Vernon or south down to the artificial reef. Bookings for the Fighting Whiting can be made through Aquavue – a beachfront cafe here in Hervey Bay.
The beach at Hervey Bay stretches for many kilometres and, if beach fishing is your thing, you can fish anywhere along the full length of the beach.
If you want to get a bit further out into the bay without getting your feet wet and without the cost of a fishing charter you will find that fishing off the piers is definitely for you.
There are piers at Scarness, Torquay and Urangan and, while the first two can only be fished if the tide is right, you can fish from the Urangan pier at any time of the day or night.
Fishing in Hervey Bay isn’t just limited to charters and beach fishing. Many people who come to fish Hervey Bay bring their own boats and if that works for you then you’ll find a number of boat ramps at various places along the beach.
Unfortunately some boat ramps are tidal but the ramps at Gattaker’s Bay and Urangan Boat Club are available at all tide levels.
Hervey Bay GPS Marks
Of course if you bring your own boat and have never fished Hervey Bay before finding the good spots can be difficult but Fishing n Tales will give you all the GPS marks for all the best fishing spots.
Fish n Tales also has a list of the tackle shops here in Hervey Bay so for further information check out their informative site.