Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report


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Outer Harbour

Snapper reports still on the rise with more and more reports coming in each week with anglers starting to haul in some quality fish. The bend of the channel off Clifton Springs is proving yet again is proving to be a hot location this season with plenty of fish being reported with some over 6kg. Bait fishing either side of the tide change has been the standout times to fish, if you can time it on a sunrise or sunset, even better! Fresh Calamari and Pilchards have been the best baits, silver whiting has also been accounting for a few fish too. There has been plenty of Gummy Sharks getting caught whilst chasing snapper, mainly taking fresh squid or blood baits like salmon, some boats landing multiple in a session.


Clifton Spring

Clifton Springs has been a fishing hot spot this past week with whiting reports coming in hot, anglers have been doing some serious damage over the broken ground out front of Clifton Springs up towards Portarlington. There has been a large number of smaller/undersized fish but if you’re willing to work your way through them the bigger fish are definitely there to be caught. Pipis and Squid have been the 2 best baits to run. Calamari remain in fine form off Clifton Springs with anglers finding bag limit captures and some calamari at a fantastic size!  Size 3.0 jigs in pilchard, whiting and white colours proving the best.



Queenscliff is another hot spot this week with the harbour fishing very well for Silver Trevally, Salmon, Pinkie Snapper and whiting all on the chew. 3-4 inch soft plastics producing the goods. Anglers fishing baits have also been having some great success in this area also with pilchard fillets working best. The Point Lonsdale Bight is still the number 1 Squid Location at the moment with anglers having little issue in finding large numbers of calamari in the area. Size 3.5 jigs and silver whiting have been doing most of the damage.


Offshore Barwon Heads

Offshore Barwon heads has had a hot Snapper and gummy shark bite along the 30 metre line plenty of reports coming through. Good to see the rain hasn’t effected it too badly out there and the fish aren’t slowing down. Fishing the bottom with fresh blood baits and squid has been lethal with snapper to 7kg and gummy sharks to 15kg being taken.



Goulburn & Broken Rivers 


What a devastating week it has been with the both the Goulburn and broken rivers flooding so many areas within North East Victoria There have not been any reports this week as expected except for reports of locals catching fish in the streets by hand or trying their luck with a rod off the front lawn. With more rain expected in already flooded catchments reports will be very limited for these rivers over the next few weeks. 




Kialla Lakes & Shepparton Lake 


Both lakes have been affected by the recent flood and it will take some time to see how this has affected the long-term fishing at both locations. These lakes will be accessible in the near future and we look forward to seeing locals back fishing in both lakes when it’s safe to do so. Both lakes will be dirty so think slow retrieves with lures that have a presence and vibration in the water. The Old Mate Spinnerbaits with the oversized blade has worked well in other dirty water locations so this could be a great option for Kialla with tn60 jackals rigged with singles for the Shepparton Lake.



Irrigation Channels 


The channel system had minimal impact for the recent flooding compared to most rivers and creeks with some locals who live on the Main Eastern channel reporting some good catches while they were flooded in. Bait fishing has worked best with scrub worms or small yabbies working well for Yellowbelly. Carp fishing isn’t for everyone but it can be a blast on light gear such as 2-4kg spin rods with a bunch of worms or corn as bait, There had been carp up to 70cms regularly caught in the channel system over the past 3/4 weeks and with the rivers out of action it might be a great way to pass the time. 



Blue Rock Dam 


The weather is warming up and so is the fishing at Blue Rock with more reports of bass around the 35/40cm mark being caught more regularly.Casting jerkbaits or Tn60 jackals has been a great way to chase the bass lately around the timber. Surface fishing is still hot and cold but it should start to improve as each week goes by with small cicada lures the best surface lures for blue rock. Bait fishing from the main boat ramp is producing plenty of smaller bass and Redfin with worms being the best baits. 




Locals fishing interstate


While the water was rising in Shepparton former Trellys staff member Nelson was busy competing in the Teams Fish Australia Glenbawn bass event chasing a 10-thousand-dollar first prize. Nelson struggled to land a bass but Shepparton’s best carp fisherman lived up to his name by landing some monster carp on jerk baits fishing grass flats. Nelson this weekend will compete in the ABT bass pro grand final held on the Clarence river.