Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report


The new Alpine Yellow colour for Yeti will be hitting Trellys Shelves 12/5/22



Inner Harbour

Some fantastic fishing on offer at the moment right across the region, although the water is starting too really cool off the fish aren’t seeming to mind all too much and still willing to eat! The Geelong Yacht Club and Waterfront has been fishing very well for pinkie snapper and Australian salmon. Both species have been going really well on small soft plastics between 3-4 inches with curl tail and minnow profile plastics working best.


Bellarine Peninsula

Along the Peninsula the King George Whiting are showing no sign of slowing down especially out of Clifton Springs, great reports are coming through thick and fast. Bag limits captures and quality fish are on offer and is well worth having a crack. Calamari have also remained in fantastic numbers right across the bay with anglers getting stuck into huge numbers of them. Major Craft Squid Jigs have been doing some serious damage on them lately with dark green colours working best.



From Portarlington to Queenscliff has had some fantastic gummy shark fishing, especially in the deep and channels. Anglers have been landing sharks to 15kg in weight with a variety of fresh baits working well such as trevally, salmon and squid. Using a tidal running sinker rig is by far the best setup and bring a variety of sinkers to adjust to the flow and tide. Offshore has still been producing plenty of good gummies also with Gone Fishing Charter in the thick of it! Been plenty of pinky snapper out there aswell as a cool by-catch of a Hammer Head Shark for a lucky angler.



South West Vic

The west coast still has a hot tuna bite going from Port Fairy all the way through to Port Macdonnel with school tuna and barrels in great numbers. Out deeper towards the shelf has been holding great numbers with fish to 25kg being caught. Trolling hardbody divers or skirted lures has been most effective, at times the fish can be seen working bait on the surface and casting stickbaits is a fun and effective way to catch them. Barrels have been going good for the past few weeks now and are showing no sign of slowing down, although we have had some average weather some anglers have braved it and brought home the goods with fish to over 130kg being weighed in. Aloha Super Ninjas and Pakula Sprockets have been lethal and landing plenty of fish.

Broken River 

Trellys chicken bait does it again and in a big way last week with a monster Cod reported from the Broken River. This fish was super healthy and chewed down on some of Trellys secret recipe chicken. This trip also produced 2 other legal cod, carp and 6 Yellowbelly on worms. It wasn’t just bait fishing that worked well this past week with black and red Spinnerbaits and 4D chatterbaits working well on cod and smaller divers such as Codgers & Stumpjumpers working for Yellowbelly. 




Goulburn River 

The Fishing this week in the Goulburn River has been good up especially towards Eildon with plenty of trout being caught casting small hard bodies and soft plastic nymphs. Bait fishing for trout has been dominated by worms with some good numbers of fish caught floating worms around the edges. Cod fishing around Shepparton has been consistent with some good numbers of fish being caught trolling Stumpjumpers behind the Shepparton lake. Yellowbelly are being caught out towards moira park off the bank with worms working best. 




Shepparton Lake 

The weed chopper continues to clean up the weeds in the lake this week which will make fishing a lot easier for those casting lures. Small Rapala minnows have been working well for both trout and Redfin with the grass hill and boat ramps producing most of the fish reported. Over the next few weeks with the water temps dropping we would start slow rolling soft plastics early in the mornings. this is a great method to target the stocked trout. If you into your bait fishing Floating worms and powerbaits continues to be a great method for Trout & Redfin. 



Lake Eildon 

She has done it again, that’s right Kate Norman has caught yet another huge cod this past week. It’s a truly impressive result considering she has just got back into fishing recently after a couple of months off. There have been other reports of big cod caught this week not only on lures but also bait fishing towards the wall and off the back of houseboats. Bait Fishing around the edges has produced plenty of carp and Redfin this week with worms and corn working best of the carp and worms and yabbies for the Redfin. If you're looking at chasing trout, we have been getting some reports that Trolling Tassie Devils or small diving lures up at towards Bonnie Doon is working well. The trout have not been really big yet but there is plenty of numbers on the bite. 




Lake Mulwala 

There was big money and big fish on offer at Mulwala last week with the running of the Teams Fishing Australia Native classic. The hot favourites and last year's champions yet again took out the event with the Skeers Brothers and Jamie Loomes taking home $15,000 cash with 10 fish for 664cms. There were 414 fish registered between the field over the 3 days. Over the event and the past week Yellowbelly have been caught around the edges on small Spinnerbaits and Soft plastics as well as down towards the train bridge. Cod have been caught on the edges of the old river bed or out in the main basin. Square Bills, Swimbaits and Spinnerbaits have been the stand outs in Mulwala and this should continue until the water drops. It wasn’t just lures doing damage this week with some big fish being caught on chicken up towards Bundalong and some smaller models off the Mulwala foreshore on cheese. The lake is now dropping which is a slow process but over the next 4/6 weeks it will drop right down so this will push fish into the deeper channels so if you can access these areas you could be on for some great fishing. 




Swan Hill 

There has been plenty of fish being caught around Swan Hill since Easter. The water has gone a little dirty but this hasn’t turned off the dish with Chicken and Cheese working well For those bait fishing. Trolling bigger diving lures has been a great way to chase bigger cod during the day with big surface lures such as the Balista Tremors or Cod-dog surface lures working best in low light periods. 



Trout Fest 

All things trout will be showcased this month as Eildon hosts the 2022 Troutfest. The event will be held on Saturday, May 14 in conjunction with the Australian Trout Foundation Inc and there’ll be stacks on offer for fishers of all ages. Troutfest will be based out of the Eildon Community Centre which will host a Fishing Hub, with a range of information and organisations like Fishcare Victoria Inc., Native Fish Australia, Maritime Safety Victoria and our Women in Recreational Fishing network available to give you tricks of the trade. From 10.30am there will be hourly tours on offer of the Snobs Creek hatchery – a short drive down the road. It’s where many of the trout you catch are grown and offers a fascinating behind the scenes insight into fish production! There’ll also be guided fishing clinics, casting demos at Eildon Pondage and much more to help highlight the vast recreational fishing opportunities on offer around Eildon and throughout the state. Troutfest will run from 10am-4pm on Saturday 14 May.