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Andrew Chorley 

Head Guide/ Owner Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing 

Andrew Chorley or " chozza " as he is known by most is a true local, born and bred on the Fraser Coast he has spent a lifetime fishing these waters. His father first introduced Andrew to fishing at around the age of 5 and he has never looked back.

In his school years he spent most afternoons, weekends and school holidays fishing the local Jettys, Rock walls, lakes and beaches or hitting Hervey Bay with his Father and friends in their boat. In this time he learnt and used a huge range of techniques many which he still use’s today. At the age of 14 he was introduced to the world of Fly Fishing, after learning and practicing his casting in the back yard Andrew was off in pursuit of anything that would eat a fly. Not long after that he obtained his boat licence and was out exploring the local waters at any spare moment with both lure and fly.

Over the years Andrew has targeted the diverse range of species in his waterways and around the world on many different techniques, and enjoys travelling to different locations accross the globe learning new skills. He also spent 3 years under former well known and respected former local charter operator Mark Bargenquast, in that time he learnt how to become a successful fishing guide and in recent years formed his own successfull business, Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing. 

Andrew’s ability to adapt to the conditions and the species you would like to target, his local knowledge, along with a professional yet casual attitude to guiding is his key to success.

 

 


 

Murray Smith 

Senior Guide 

 

Murray is a true local with over 40 years if fishing experience in Hervey Bay and up and down the East Coast. It his early years, fishing for whiting off the beaches’ and pelagic’s off the iconic Urangan Pier in Hervey Bay  is where he found his obsession.

Murry or “Muz “ as he is known in the fishing industry has spent his whole life fishing and boating. Muz has targeted almost anything that swims in our region, from bottom fishing in his early days for reef fish, fishing in various game fishing comps targeting billfish on light tackle to stalking the flats with a fly rod for tailing golden trevally. Muz has appeared on various segments of the very successful Fishing DVD and has also been a part of discovering some new exciting flats fishing opportunities in Hervey Bay.

Muz’s vessel is a custom 5.5m hooker centre console which is perfect for the Hervey Bay waters. Muz’s experience is an asset to Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing, his knowledge of the waters along with his calm and professional approach to guiding will make a day on the water with Muz,  one you won’t forget!