Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report

Corio Bay

The fishing is still going great across the region at the moment and the bay continues to produce the goods. King George Whiting remain a popular target species for local anglers, yet again soft plastics are dominating reports inside the hay and seeming to be nearly out fishing bait! Fishing the larger tide changes and ideally on an evening or sunrise will give you your best chance at success. If fishing baits then run with pipis or squid as they’re a hot favourite for the Whiting. Snapper are still chewing in the outer harbour and particular along the channel for the better quality fish, again fishing the tide changes will increase your chance at success. Calamari are in fantastic numbers in close along the Bellarine at the moment with anglers finding plenty hanging around in the shallows. Size 3.0 jigs have been the standout size with natural blue or plain white jigs working best.



Offshore snapper are still biting pretty consistently along the 50 metre line with charter and recreational boats getting amongst the action. Paternoster rigs or Snapper Snatchers are both producing the goods with fresh salmon or squid yet again the standout baits. Bluefin Tuna remain talk of the town (for fisherman) and also the most targeted species by far. Lots of fish are being seen and landed between the bluff and the Rip. Large schools have been located cruising on the surface (milling), when sighted like this casting surface lures into them is by far the best way to target them. It is frustrating and they are very fussy BUT with persistence the rewards are certainty there with fish to 30kg being taken. Anglers Trolling are also picking up plenty of fish too.


High Country

The Victorian High Country has been fishing very well with Brown and Rainbow Trout with the Goulburn and Rubicon River both producing plenty of fish, Adam from Trellys Ventured up there and had a blast landing numerous fish all on fly. Anglers casting hard body lures also had success with shallow diving jerk baits proving to be irresistible.


Goulburn River


The fishing this past week in the Goulburn River has been very consistent. With the warmer weather around we are getting plenty of morning and evening reports with it not uncommon to receive reports of 8/10 fish caught in a session. The usually hot spots this week have been Murchison, Toolamba, Arcadia, Mooroopna and downstream of the Shepparton Cemetery. Trellys chicken and Bardi Grubs have been stand out baits for cod and love shrimp for Yellowbelly. Targeting natives with lures has also been a successful method with tn60s and small divers working well in carp colours. As mentioned last week there is a heap of juvenile carp around so try to match the hatch where possible. 



Broken River 


Big Cod have been active this week towards Benalla with a cod over a meter reported amongst 70/80cm models. It’s been a mix of bait and lures reported working well in the broken this week with the cod and Yellowbelly very active. Spinnerbaits and topwater lures around nalinga has also been another area to target natives in the broken with both weirs also fishing well. Down towards Shepparton we have received reports of Cod being caught in the river along Broken River Drive just near the foot bridge with bait working best in this area. 



Lake Eppalock 


The fishing has been very good this past week at Eppalock with many anglers enjoying a good Redfin bite off the bank or in the boat. Trolling small hardbodies or casting jackal Tn60s around timber or points has been reported regularly as a great way to chase Redfin. Those bait fishing from the bank have reported a heap of fish with plenty of carp being caught amongst some good sized Redfin. We have had the odd report of legal sized Cod and Yellowbelly caught amongst the Redfin schools possibly feeding on the small Redfin or picking off the scraps around the schools. Those with a live sonar have been able to target these bigger fish around the schools. 



Lake Eildon 


It’s Golden time at Eildon with a many experiencing a spring time bite with the schools of Yellowbelly becoming very active. Trolling the edges with stump jumpers and 15ft old mates has been a great technique for chasing Yellowbelly with the odd cod being caught this way also. Casting blades and plastics around points, flooded timber and also near off the bank has been great way to target Yellowbelly this week with a simple slow roll being the best retrieve. Bait fishing from the bank is seeing a heap of carp being caught. Other species such as Redfin, Yellowbelly and cod also being reported with night crawlers and scrubbies being the bait of choice for most.