Guided Fishing DownUnder

Hervey Bay QL, Australia - Show map
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Guided Fishing DownUnder will give you more than just a day on the water - they will take you fishing for the world’s most desirable species! You will fish in the exquisite surroundings of Queensland, Australia, where the marine life is plentiful and the nature is wild.

Skipper John Haenke is enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge and passion with fellow anglers by taking them to the most productive fishing grounds which also happen to be located in the most scenic locations. He specialises in fly fishing: from a basic introduction to the art of fly fishing - to experienced fly anglers - everyone is welcome! He also caters to lure anglers, and offers services to those who need a bit of tuition, or none at all!

Charters operate out of Hervey Bay, and also the Capricorn Coast area, one of Queensland’s best kept secrets. For most anglers, sight fishing in shallow clear water is as good as it gets. It’s a spectacular coastline, with some of the best flats fishing in the country, offering a good variety of species including Golden Trevally, Permit, Giant Trevally and Queenfish.

Since this area gets very little fishing pressure, it’s not unusual to get dozens of sight cast shots per day. Guided Fishing DownUnder also offers charters out of Hervey Bay, targeting a number of species including Longtail Tuna, Queenfish, Golden Trevally, Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon.

You will fish aboard a 18 foot TABS aluminum fishing boat, originally built in 2012 and powered by a 130 HP Yamaha engine. The speedy vessel will take you to the best fishing grounds quickly, and also prove convenient when moving between productive fishing spots.

Guided Fishing DownUnder will give you more than just a day on the water - they will take you fishing for the world’s most desirable species! You will fish in the exquisite surroundings of Queensland, Australia, where the marine life is plentiful a


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  • 3 Day Capricorn Coast Package
    Overnight stay, lodging, 3 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 989 private charter / day
  • 5 Day Capricorn Coast Package
    Overnight stay, lodging, 5 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 989 private charter / day
  • Hervey Bay Day Trips
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 598 private charter
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Barramundi
  Bass (Australian)
  Bream, Fingermark
  Cobia

  Grunter (Javelin)
  Jack Crevalle
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  Permit

  Trevally (Giant)
  Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

TABS (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 130HP Yamaha engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Hervey Bay to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
PayPal

About the Charter Operator

Guided Fishing Downunder
Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
Member since August 2016
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From being the driving force behind the camera in the earliest on-screen days of Rod Harrison, Lefty Kreh and Malcolm Florence, John went on to shoot, edit and produce “Wildfish” with Peter Morse, "Escape with ET" and later "Fishing DownUnder - The Fishing DVD”…In short, John Haenke has forgotten more about world class sport fishing than most of us will ever know! Always passionate about sharing the adventure of angling via our screens — both large and small — John is now turning his infectious enthusiasm and boundless energy to teaching, inspiring and enthusing fellow anglers... by actually taking them fishing! Specialising in introducing keen hopefuls to fly fishing's basics, John hopes to grow this branch of the sport that he loves so much. However, he also happily caters to the needs of more advanced fly and lure fishers looking to add that extra string to their bow by exploring a new species, location or method.
Response time: 9 hours
Response rate: 100%

Hervey Bay Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

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Had an amazing experience with John not only did he guide me to catch my first barramundi but we also caught four consecutive fish after that would highly recommend him to anybody in the area looking for a very professional experience

Fished September 23, 2017
Guided Fishing Downunder (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 18, 2017

Thank you Garry, it was a pleasure to take you fishing, and thank you also for taking the time to let me know you enjoyed it. John Haenke

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