Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report


Corio Bay has been a popular area to fish over the past week with reports of pinky snapper in great numbers right across the area. The Stingaree bay Spoil Ground has been producing some top fishing lately with plenty of reports of fish to 2kg being taken. Soft plastics have been working an absolute treat as the fish seem to be quite aggressive at the moment, bait has been working well also. Other species have been hanging around the same are too such as flathead, whiting and snook.



St Leonards through to Queenscliff has been fishing extremely well for king George whiting over the past few weeks with reports of boats hauling in their bag of fish in no time with fish reaching over 40cm. Fishing the faster moving tides have been ideal with baits such as Pipis and squid working a treat. The RIP continues to produce some fantastic kingfish to boats jigging in the deep. Reports of fish up to 15kg being caught with some boats hooking ‘unstoppable’ kings, just shows there some even bigger ones in there at the moment too!



The Tuna bite off Barwon Heads is simply just getting silly now, the fishing out there at the moment is seriously as good as it can get. The fish are in huge numbers and super aggressive eating just about any lure you throw in their face. Trolling diving lures such as Nomad DTX Minnows have been a standout lures as of late aswell as skirted lures with the aid of a spreader bar. Quite often the fish are seen thrashing bait on the surface and casting lures into these bust ups is a lethal way to get stuck into them. Look for the birds working and you will find the fish, smaller profile stick baits to resemble the baitfish have been working best although they haven’t been very fussy at all. Mako Sharks still remain in great numbers offshore at the moment too, Reports of boats raising up to 5 sharks in a drift aswell as lots of Blue Sharks and even a few Bronze Whalers which have also been sighted in the tuna bust ups. Drifting with a burley trail in 70 metres of water off Torquay has been a great area to star searching.




Upstream of Nagambie has been a hot spot for reports this week with many Yellowbelly reports from Mitchelton and Seymour coming in. Bait fishing with ​scrub worms and Yabbies has been the bait of choice in these areas. Fishing around Shepparton has been good again this week with spots like the Broken River Junction, Aqua moves and Jordan’s bend producing fish. Casting Spinnerbaits during the day is still working well with dark coloured Pompadour’s working best in low light periods. An additional bonus this week is that Fishing in the Goulburn is only going to get better as the years roll around with again thousands upon thousands of Cod stocked in to the River around Toolamba. Over 30,000 Cod from the new Arcadia hatchery have been stocked this week which is great for the future of fishing in the Goulburn. 





The irrigation channels are still fishing well around Shepparton and Tatura and it’s not just the main channels fishing well. Some of the smaller off shoot channels have been producing both Cod and Yellowbelly. We had a great report this week with 9 year old Lachie and his dad spending some time in our Shepparton store with Trelly gaining some knowledge and tips for fishing the Channels. Lachie put that knowledge into action and managed to land his first ever Yellowbelly (42cms) on a size 2 Stump-jumper in Colour 82.





There is plenty of active fish in Mulwala at the moment from the train bridge in Yarrawonga all the way up to Bundalong. Casting Pirate Spinnerbaits around the weed edges has worked well so had trolling in the main river with bigger lures such as Cod Dogs or Size 1 Stumpjumpers has also worked well. Bait fishing from either Yarrawonga or Mulwala foreshores has produced good numbers of fish around the 40/60cm mark. 







Like Eildon has been fishing alright over the last couple of weeks with a few metre plus Cod getting caught around the lower areas of the lake. From the bank, baits like big yabbies and Chicken are both good options and with a slight change in the weather there have been some good Cod getting caught off the Top. Paul caught this 112cm Cod while casting a Kingfisher surface lure earlier this week. There have also been some alright numbers of Yellowbelly and Redfin getting caught around the Delatite arm. Trolling Rmg poltergeists and bobbing plastics around the trees is a great way of getting onto a few.





There has been a few more reports this week with Yellowbelly being caught in the main lake. Slow rolling TN60 jackals in Brown Dog or Peacock around the sand banks has been a great method with Spinnerbaits working well around the willows. The lake should fish well for the next 5/6 weeks prior to the weather cooling right off at the end of April. If you looking to bait fish in the lake floating worms and yabbies around the willows is a great way to chase Yellowbelly and Redfin. 




It’s been a good couple weeks for the Shepparton lake with the weed being chopped and the lake has now also received a good re stocking of Silver Perch. 5000 to be exact have been stocked in the lake which is an addition to the previous stocked Yellowbelly & Trout. March is a really good time for the lake with both Yellowbelly and Redfin biting small spinners and soft plastics. Casting small jerk-baits and shallow water divers can also be a great method for the Shepparton Lake. 




The Wilson Native Classic was run and won at Windermere Dam NSW last weekend with a outstanding average of 60.1cm for there 10 fish limit caught by team Jig Heads.The team's event was a great contest with many teams finishing the event with a 55/58cm plus average for there 10 Fish.