Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report

The Geelong Waterfront

The Geelong Waterfront has offered some fantastic fishing options this past week as the wild and rough weather has pushed the fish close to the shoreline. Pinky snapper, Australian salmon, snook, silver trevally and flathead have all been finding there way onto anglers lines. Casting Soft plastics have yet again been a hot technique with all these species snatching them off the bottom. Berkley Powerbait Minnows have been working very well and of course the ever reliable turtleback worm is accounting for plenty of fish. Bait fishos are also having plenty of success with pipis and bluebait being a standout bait option. Having a consistent burley trail in the water is definitely helping land a few extra fish.


Clifton Springs

Clifton Springs through to Portarlington is still producing plenty of Calamari reports with anglers finding not just good numbers but some impressive squid are well and truly in the area. Drifting along the 3 metre line as nearly always is holding lots of squid with size 2.5 and 3.0 jigs proving irresistible.




The Queenscliff harbour is offering some great fishing at the moment and allows smaller boats or kayaks to get amongst some great fishing in the windy conditions. Silver Trevally to 40cm have been the main target for anglers getting inside this area with the fish taking a liking to the famous Turtleback worms and Zman GrubZ. The other perk of being a smaller boat or kayak in this area is that there is a few deep holes amongst the shallow sand flats that hold LOTS of fish and the bigger boats cannot access. 


Barwon River

Barwon River estuary is still fishing very well for anglers chasing trevally, salmon and estuary perch. Fishing about 2 hours before the high tide has been the ideal time to fish with the whole sheep wash and small creeks that flow through the system holding plenty of fish. Zman gubZ and ecogear VX35’s have been working a treat.


West Coast

The school Bluefin Tuna are going absolutely Ballistic down the west coast with Port Fairy being the standout location. Trolling anywhere between 50-70 metres has been very productive with lots of reports coming through. Rapala X-Rap 20’s and Tornado Skirts doing the damage. Quite often the fish can be seen on the surface turning the water into blue white wash attacking baitfish and stickbaits have been working well when the fish are doing this.


Lake Eildon 

Big cod are still active at Eildon with some reports coming in with fish over a meter being caught casting both big lures like the MagDrafts or Tremors. Low light and night time fishing has been best but there has still been some great fish caught during the middle of the day. Those chasing trout have been reporting some nice trout around the 40cm mark being caught around Big River or both the Goulburn or Howqua arms of the lake.



Broken River 

We have had a couple of reports this week of Yellowbelly being caught with scrub worms being the best baits. Downstream of the Archer Street bridge or around the junction has been some hot spots. We have also had some reports of crayfish being caught in the broken and the Crays taking a liking to fresh baits while chasing fish. 


Lake Hume 

There have been some cracking days over the past week with the frosty starts resulting in stunning days. It had a real spring feel about in with the Yellowbelly playing the game just like in early spring. We have been getting more reports of good-sized Yellowbelly being caught in the trees with rolling small black gulps or Mask vibes being best. Bait fishing has also been good amongst the trees with scrub worms and yabbies becoming irresistible for the Yellowbelly and Redfin.  



Shepparton Lake 

The Shepparton Lake has been fishing good this past week with plenty of reports of trout and Redfin being caught. Fly fishing around the boat sheds has resulted in some nice size trout as bait fishing in this area has worked. Worms or power-baits around the grass hill or small spinners or plastics has worked near the slate park end boat ramp casting along the weed edges. 


Mooroopna Rec Reserve Lake 

The small lake near the football oval can be a little gem and this week we have had numerous reports of Carp, Redfin and trout being caught. Those targeting carp have been using corn or night crawlers fished hard on the bottom. Raising your baits off the bottom is the key if your trying to catch a trout or Redfin with float fishing the best method. Casting small Blades or plastics also work well in the Lake.