If you’re looking for a great day out off Hervey Bay and Fraser Island, you just can’t beat a fishing trip on Ally Jay.
Skippered by top local angler, Jason Hill (“Hilly”), Ally Jay Fishing Charters offer offshore fishing expertise to cater for all anglers: beginners to fanatics, inshore and offshore, half-day or full-day trips, sport and game fishing. If one day isn’t enough, enquire about the tailored accommodation packages and customised whole boat tours.
Ally Jay is a modern, high-speed, wide-body Cougar Cat powered by twin Yamaha 225 four-stroke outboards. She is 9m long and has a generous beam of 3.5m which makes for a very stable fishing platform. With an average cruising speed of 22-24 knots fully laden, Ally Jay will “Get you there faster so you can stay longer”!
Hervey Bay is unique to fishermen for its diversity in fishing options and target species. Located far enough north, you can catch all of Queensland’s tropical and sub-tropical reef species such as red emperor, nannygai, coral trout and red-throat emperor. Hervey Bay is also far enough south to attract species like pearl perch and snapper.
The sportfishing scene is second to none with mammoth-sized giant trevally, dolphin fish, cobia, along with razor gangsters: the mighty wahoo and Spanish mackerel. Game fishing for billfish offshore Fraser Island is fast becoming more popular with sails, stripes, blacks and blues all calling these abundant waters home.
As an added bonus, if you charter the Ally Jay between June and November, you will be enthralled by the endless pods of massive Humpback Whales at play all throughout the day.
Whether you choose to take an inside charter to the African Gutters or head offshore to the Shoals or the Continental Shelf, you are sure to have a fantastic and memorable time aboard Ally Jay on the beautiful Fraser Coast.