Hervey Bay Fishing Charters - KJ

864 Boat Harbour Drive
Urangan QL, Australia

Hervey Bay Fishing Charters is a family business which has been running trips for more than 16 years around and offshore from Fraser Island, QLD. Depending on the trip, you will either be fishing the calm waters and reefs inshore, or heading out to 100-meter-plus depths out on the continental shelf.

You will be fishing aboard the KJ, a 30 ft Pro Marine offshore sportfisher with space for up to 8 anglers depending on the trip. She was fully restored in 2007 and is powered by twin Volvo engines with a combined output of 450HP, giving her a respectable cruising speed of 25 knots. The KJ comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, outriggers, livewell, and everything you will need for your day’s fishing, including a choice of live bait and lures. The vessel also has a head and bed for extra comfort on longer trips.

During your trip you will be supplied with top-of-the-line Shimano tackle with a choice of weight classes, which can be set up to troll, drift, or bottom fish to your heart’s content, and you are also more than welcome to bring your own set-up if you prefer other styles of fishing. What you will be targeting depends on the trip you choose, as well as your personal preference.

For charters around the island itself you will find a great selection of inshore and reef species such as Snapper, Cod, Scarlet Sea Perch, Mackerel, Coral Trout and more, and if you go offshore you can also expect some great Tuna and Wahoo, and can even go out specifically for some great big game fishing for an all-star cast of pelagics including Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi and more!

All Hervey Bay Charters trips come with bait, water, soft drinks and sandwiches, as well as a catch cleaning service for anything you want to take away.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Sport Or Game Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    11 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1116
    up to 8 persons
    We fish for Marlin, Mackerel, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and any other surface feeders. This trip can be chartered by 1 to 6 persons
  • Private trip
    Two Days One Night Trip: 4 Persons
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 893
    up to 8 persons / day
    We fish mostly outside Fraser Island for the two days but if weather is unsuitable we can fish reefs on the inside up towards Bundaberg. We take 4 persons only and must be a group. Target species can include Pearl Perch, Snapper, Marlin, Mackerel, Wahoo, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    11 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 186
    per person
    6 persons minimum
    We fish out from Fraser Island [open water], mostly bottom fishing but will do sport fishing if the customer wants to. Target species can include Snapper, Pearl Perch, Mackerel, Tuna, Wahoo and more.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Inshore Trip (Fraser Is)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 148
    per person
    This full day trip is in the calm waters of Fraser Island, fishing the reefs and wrecks located there for species such as Snapper, Cod, Scarlet Sea Perch, Mackerel, Coral Trout, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 111
    per person
    6 persons minimum
    Fishing the calm waters of Fraser Island at the northern end, at Roonys Pt. You could be fishing for species such as Coral Trout, Snapper, Mackerel, and more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black)
Pearl Perch

Snapper (Pink)
Snapper (Red Emperor)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)

Sweetlip Emperor
Trevally (Golden)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wrasse (Bluethroat)

Boat Specs

Pro Marine (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1991, and restored in 2007. Powered by 2 225HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

30 ft
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

About the Captain

Ken Radunz
Urangan, Queensland, Australia
Member since August 2016
16 years ago I changed a hobby into a job I enjoyed, and I haven't looked back since. With 26 years of experience fishing the local waters I can help you land the one that didn't get away.
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 92%

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