Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report

Barwon River

The Barwon River Has Fish very well this past week with silver Trevally, salmon and estuary perch all on the chew throughout the system. The small Creek in front of Barwon heads boat ramp has definitely been the hotspot as of late with anglers finding plenty of fish holding throughout that area. Casting small soft plastics like Z-Man GrubZ and Berkley 3 inch minnows have been having great success, Eco-gear vibes have also been working very well in the dirty water as it let's out a good vibration and the fish just can't help themselves. A great option if you're Fishing out of a kayak a small tinny or if you just trying to get scape the rough weather.


Bellarine Peninsula

Clifton Springs to Hermsley has been a current hotspot as of late with King George Whiting and calamari still chewing very well throughout the area. Fishing with Pipis on the tide change with a little bit of pellet burley in the water has been working a treat with Fish to 40cm being landed and bag limit captures on offer. The Calamari have been holding in shallow water towards the shoreline just over the broken ground and weed beds. Major craft a geezer gigs have been the current standout with purple colours proving the best. 


Offshore Barwon Heads

Offshore Barwon heads has been fishing exceptionally well for snapper and gummy shark, with some good weather starting to roll in its allowing boats to get out and chase the winter Fish out the front. The 30 meter line has been very productive area to start fishing gummy sharks to 15 kg have been caught and snapper to 3 kg have also been about. Gone Fishing charters has been amongst the action lately put in their clients onto some fantastic gummy sharks throughout the winter months. School bluefin tuna have also been holding in good numbers at the front the 50 to 60 meter mark have been producing the most fish and there's still plenty of sine of the bigger ones amongst too.


West Coast

The West Coast still has a hot Tuna bite on the go at the moment, Portland is in fire with school tuna and yet again Gone Fishing Charters are the top boat to be on at the moment. Shepparton local and keen fisho Gary Gerada sent in these great photos of a recent Tuna Trip. Port MacDonnell has still got the Barrel Tuna going crazy with Live Baits proving to be the standout methods in as shallow as 15m of water. Trolling Skirted lures has also proven super effective as of late also.


The Crater Lakes

The crater lakes down the West Coast have still continue to produce some quality fishing at the moment with chinook salmon, brown, rainbow and tiger trout all on the chew. Trolling Tassie devils and Daiwa double clutches have been the standout methods. Fishing with Bates has also been producing plenty of fish if chasing the Chinook salmon best to run Phil to fill it with a heavy burley Trail of Pilchard cubes and pellets.


Goulburn River 


It’s been another good week of Crayfish reports with plenty of legal Crays being caught in the Goulburn River. There has been a higher number of Crays with berries reported this week so make sure you release these ASAP to help future generations of Crays. Like last week there was also plenty of small Crays caught amongst the legal ones which is great especially when many have been crating with kids, it’s always great to keep the kids keen no matter the size. Fishing reports again have been dominated by bait with a couple of cod reported caught on Bardi Grubs from the Arcadia area.Carp are still on the bite with scrub worms or corn working best if you're targeting them. If you're looking for some extra crayfish advice jump onto the Trellys website or Robbie Alexander’s Facebook page and check out his Cray fishing article. 




Shepparton Lake 


The trout fishing bonanza is here with plenty of frosty mornings and stocked trout biting. We have been getting daily reports of some big trout being caught amongst the smaller stocked ones. These seem to be trout from previous stockings which is great to see a big growth rate in these fish. Fly fishing, casting small spinners or powerbait has been the best methods this past week.There has not been 1 stand out area with reports coming in from almost every accessible area producing fish from the jetties to the boat ramps or around the grass hill or behind the skate park. 




Lake Eildon


A couple of big cod have been reported this week but compared to recent weeks it’s slowed up a little. Trolling big deep divers has worked well with Cod Dogs or big stump-jumpers accounting for some of the bigger fish reported. There is still some cod being caught off the top with the Bassman Aussie crawler working well. Trout trollers are doing plenty of catching this week with double figure numbers of catches reported with one reporting 30 trout in a day trolling both a Pink Trellys Tassie Devil as well as a Rapala Shadow Rap Deep in a natural colour or white working best. Worms off the bank has continued to produce plenty of Carp and Redfin with worms working best. A heavy sinker has been the best way to catch carp with a lightly weighting bunch of worms working better for Redfin allowing the bait to drift a little more. 




Waranga Basin 


Its crayfishing time at the Basin with reports now coming in with Crays being caught during the day as well as at night. It’s a great spot to cray especially with the Redfin bite we currently have out there. Many are setting a couple of cray nets trolling around for an hour then checking the pots and having great success on the troll and in the pots.There is not a real stand out spot it’s more about originally setting your cray nets in different depths trying to work out what depth is producing the most Crays. Once you get an idea in depth just keep your pots in that area some have been caught shallow one day and deep the next so it’s just about working it out early on in your session.




Lake Hume 


Big Redfin are back on the agenda this week with consistent reports coming in just like earlier in the year. Trolling small divers in around 15ft has worked great so has vertical fished blades. Those bait fishing off the bank have also had some success catching high numbers of fish on scrub worms. It hasn’t just been fishing reports we have also seen some great photos of the lake and we love to see any photo of your trip not just the fish. There has also been some more great news for those fishing Lake Hume and from July 1 with NSW recfishers no longer needing to hold 2 licenses to fish the Lake. This announcement is great news for NSW recfishers who will no longer need to purchase a Victorian RFL to fish the Victorian waters of Lake Hume which includes all of the lake areas to the south of Bethanga Bridge.



Nicholson River


Something a little different this week we got a report from Brandon Scott from the Gippsland Fishing page on Facebook. Brandon put in a little time on the Nicholson River and did he have some success on the Bream with plenty of 35+cm fish caught including a 46cm PB for Brandon. Launching and fishing from the kayaks was nice and easy due to staying at the Nicholson Hotel which is a top spot to stay if you love your bream fishing. Blades, small hardbodies and Soft Plastics were the best lures on this trip with the Bait Junkie 2.5-inch Grub in Motor Oil working best.