Brad Scott and Mark Heath spotted some humpback whales during their fishing trip at Hummock Hill on Sunday.
Brad Scott and Mark Heath spotted some humpback whales during their fishing trip at Hummock Hill on Sunday. Brad Scott

WATCH: Whales circle fishermen's boat in Gladstone

IT WAS enough to send a pair of fishermen flipping mad - a pod of whales frolicking about, right next to their boat.

It was on Sunday when Brad Scott and his mate Mark Heath were treated to this unique experience during their fishing trip.

Humpback whales spotted off Gladstone : Brad Scott and Mark Heath were treated to a unique experience with humpback whales frolicking about around their boat when they were near Hummock Hill.
Humpback whales spotted off Gladstone : Brad Scott and Mark Heath were treated to a unique experience with humpback whales frolicking about around their boat when they were near Hummock Hill.

While they were at Hummock Hill, three pods of humpback whales swam past and some decided to stick around to show the fishermen some tricks.

The whales rolled over, held up their flippers and swam slowly underneath the boat.

It's not the first time Brad has spotted a whale in Gladstone's waters, but he says he's never been this close.

"We've never had one come up to the boat and hang around for half an hour to check us out," he said.

Brad Scott and Mark Heath spotted some humpback whales during their fishing trip at Hummock Hill on Sunday.
Brad Scott and Mark Heath spotted some humpback whales during their fishing trip at Hummock Hill on Sunday. Brad Scott

"There where also another three or four pods we saw around the same area on Sunday."

While they did catch footage on camera, taking plenty of photos and videos, they didn't catch much else.

The fishing trip was an unsuccessful one and they returned home without any seafood but plenty of memories.