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    Hervey Bay whale watching ina 4.5m runabout

    Hi All, I'm heading to Hervey Bay for the first time and taking a 4.49m stacer runabout. I would like to do some whale watching if the weather is good.

    Appreciate any advice on whether this is possible. Are the whales too far out? Do the big boats mind? Etc etc.

    Cheets

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    Re: Hervey Bay whale watching ina 4.5m runabout

    Quote Originally Posted by viper3 View Post
    Hi All, I'm heading to Hervey Bay for the first time and taking a 4.49m stacer runabout. I would like to do some whale watching if the weather is good.

    Appreciate any advice on whether this is possible. Are the whales too far out? Do the big boats mind? Etc etc.

    Cheets

    Sent from my SM-G780F using Tapatalk
    I have come across them in platypus bay on the northern side of Frazer a number of times over the years ,as long as you conform to the rules as far as how close you can get and speed you shouldn’t have a problem . I have had them come right up to my 4.5 mt tinnie and eyeball me ,it’s awesome and scary at the same time . Matt
    A bad days fishing has got to be better than any day at work......


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    Re: Hervey Bay whale watching ina 4.5m runabout

    The number of whales migrating now is just unbelievable. Happy to see it after how low their numbers got. 10 years ago you would see a few each fishing trip but this year especially I am shocked about how many there are out off Moreton Island at present. I fished Shallow tempest last Saturday morning for a few hours and it was a freeway out there. Maybe its currents or soemthing else sending the majority in closer this year but I have packed in any thought of travelling offshore at night - no way. Just keep on your guard out there and obey the rules and have a plan communicated to everyone just in case.

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    Re: Hervey Bay whale watching ina 4.5m runabout

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg P View Post
    The number of whales migrating now is just unbelievable. Happy to see it after how low their numbers got. 10 years ago you would see a few each fishing trip but this year especially I am shocked about how many there are out off Moreton Island at present. I fished Shallow tempest last Saturday morning for a few hours and it was a freeway out there. Maybe its currents or soemthing else sending the majority in closer this year but I have packed in any thought of travelling offshore at night - no way. Just keep on your guard out there and obey the rules and have a plan communicated to everyone just in case.
    It might be time to start culling a few for “research” purposes .


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    Re: Hervey Bay whale watching ina 4.5m runabout

    Quote Originally Posted by viper3 View Post
    Hi All, I'm heading to Hervey Bay for the first time and taking a 4.49m stacer runabout. I would like to do some whale watching if the weather is good.

    Appreciate any advice on whether this is possible. Are the whales too far out? Do the big boats mind? Etc etc.

    Cheets

    Sent from my SM-G780F using Tapatalk
    I wouldn't worry about the big boats. You have as much right to be out as the big boats. All the same, don't get in their way and don't forget the distance you are able to motor to a whale, if they come over to you, even better, if not a little scary.

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