Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report


Been some great fishing reports from inside Corio Bay this week with plenty of fish on offer along with some serious surprise captures. Darren Foster was fishing off the Rocks of St Helens when he landed a fish that made many people scratch their heads and drop jaws, Yellow Tail Kingfish. Darren Landed a king off the rocks of St Helens that measured in at 82cm and took chicken for bait. With Kingfish when there is one, there is guaranteed to be more so it’s well worth heading down and using more appropriate tactics to target them. In saying that this fish proved that theory wrong so you never know! Stingaree Bay has been fishing quite well for King George Whiting and Pinkie Snapper with reports of anglers landing some quality fish and good numbers too! On anchor with pipis and squid has been dynamite and with the aid of some burley making all the difference.



The Outer Harbour continues to be a hotspot for King George Whiting and Calamari as of late with reports of both species going red hot! The Whiting have been biting best during the run out tide with pipis and squid yet again proving to be the standout baits, burley has been another key factor too. Calamari have been holding in shallower water, anywhere from 2-4 metres has been where majority of the squid are being caught at the moment.  Snapper have seemed to come onto the chew in the outer harbour with some reports rolling through of anglers landing fish to 5kg. The Channel and spoil grounds are well worth having a look at, pilchards and squid is the best bait.



The Tuna bite off Barwon Heads has been a little slower this past week however there are still reports coming through, just not as many ‘crazy’ sessions. Trolling along the 55m line has still proved to be a popular zone for the fish to be holding in. Large schools of fish are constantly being seen either busting up on the surface or cruising on top, when the fish are seen doing this casting surface lures such as stick baits and poppers has proved to be a lethal tactic for them.



Wurdi Buloc Reservoir has been fishing well over the past week again with Redfin and Trout on the chew with the redfin average size getting a bit better. Casting shallow diving jerkbaits and spoons have been working a treat.




Last week a small group of locals headed off and fished the first ever “Broken River Bash”. This was an amateur, fun filled teams' event run by Shepparton Local Kaleb Oxley. The weather was perfect for broken river fishing and the fishing did not disappoint. There were a lot of cod caught around the 35/58cm range with pompadours in the morning and Spinnerbaits as the sun came up being the stand out lures. Gowingardie Weir seemed to be the hot spot with a lot of fish entered in from the river around the weir both up and downstream. The overall winners were team “Will’s” with Will Peasley and Will Hyland entering 13 Cod and 2 Yellowbelly. Those social fishing this past week have been getting Yellowbelly down towards the junction and near broken river drive with worms working best. 







There is still a fairly decent flow heading down the Goulburn but it hopefully has peaked. A quick google search of river heights had the Goulburn at Shepparton up to 4.28mt on the 21st of March and late on the 23rd it had dropped to 3.93mt. There have still been a few boats launching at the main ramp in Shepparton and reporting fish in the calmer pools of water. Cheese and chicken have been the best bait with those fishing the higher waters just using heavier sinkers.




Lake Mulwala is fishing well with some good reports of cod being caught on bait around the Yarrawonga Foreshore and down towards the yacht club. Bardi Grubs, chicken and scrub worms has been the best baits for those fishing these areas. Lure fishing has also been successful this past week with some cracking fish being entered in the 2022 Lake Mulwala Cod Nationals. Thomas & Steve Pinter continued there dominance of the Nationals taking out the 10k first prize for there 3rd consecutive year. The nationals have set lures for set days so a huge range of lures have been working well. Spinnerbaits, Hardbodies and swimbaits are working well around the weed and on the flats if you can sound up your fish.  






There is still plenty of fish being caught in lake Eildon with Redfin being caught in the deeper trees, Yellowbelly on the points and cod in the shallows. Slow rolling soft plastics or bobbing yabbies in the trees has been best for the Redfin. Tn60 Jackals or small chatterbaits are working for the Yellowbelly with the bigger cod chewing big chunks of chicken or lures such as Balista Tremors, Bassman Mumblers, Kingfisher Surface Paddlers or Gigantarels. The water levels are sitting around the 80% mark which is 20% higher than this time last year.





Nathan Wilson managed to land a 107cm Murray Cod on a solo trip recently. Apparently, the cod headed straight for the timber and made the fight an interesting one for Nathan. The fish was caught on a Balista Tremor covered in Dizzy Scent. It’s not just monsters being caught around Cobram with plenty of smaller Cod and Trout Cod being caught on both bait and lures. If you heading to the Murray to bait fish make sure you grab some Worms, cheese and yabbies as they are all working well. 




We are still getting reports about the good fishing to be had in the irrigation channels around Shepparton, Murchison and down towards Wahring. Bait fishing with worms or small yabbies has worked great for chasing Cod and Yellowbelly in the channels this week. Casting zx40 blades or TN60 jackals has been the best method for those casting lures in the channels. 






Here at Trellys we love hearing your reports from the good days to the bad, because we all know sometimes these hard days can teach us more than the easy ones. We also love to see some different photos to feature in our reports. So, don’t hesitate to tag us or send through some snaps or reports in the future. If the doughnuts become a regular thing jump into your local Trellys store and we will be more than happy to put you onto a few secret spots.