Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report


Corio Bay

Good weather has allowed anglers to get back out there and get stuck into the fishing with some quality reports coming through. Out towards Avalon there has been some really good fishing on offer with anglers picking up a real good mix bag of fish with Pinky Snapper, Whiting, flathead, salmon and calamari all holding in good numbers. Angler anchoring up with baits are picking up plenty of fish and of course soft plastics are sure to slam fish also. Fishing a tide change will increase your chance of success.


The Bellarine Peninsula

Around the Bellarine Peninsula calamari remain a popular target species amongst anglers with just about the whole peninsula fishing very well. One spot that fished quite well this week was the entrance to swan bay with anglers finding plenty of squid holding in there with white jigs proving to be a hot favourite.


The Rip

The Rip has been a little quite during this past week, mainly due to poor weather however before all this wind it was fishing very well. Live baits and High Speed Knife Jigs were all producing lots of fish with anglers landing fish reaching over 10kg. You do need to come prepared fishing in here with heavy tackle as it’s pretty sketchy down there and these fish are BIG. Please be aware to make way for ships.


Ocean Grove/ Brawon Heads

Offshore Barwon Heads has been fishing very well as the Blue Fin Tuna have gone into overdrive with anglers having fantastic success. Trolling Skirted lures with spreader bars and hardbody divers have all been accounting for fish and when the fish are often seen on the surface, topwater stick baits and poppers have proved lethal especially from West Coast Poppers.  


Port Fairy

Far south off Port Fairy has offered some great fishing out deep with Anglers heading down and finding lots of Mako Sharks out in the deep water. Drifting with a solid and steady burley Trail should bring some sharks to your boat with reports of anglers getting sharks to near 70kg. There is also plenty of quality bottom fish on offer such as Sea Perch, Latchet, Terahki and much much more!


Western District Lakes

 Redfin have been on the chew right across the state with our local rivers, lakes and reservoirs all producing some quality fishing. Soft plastics and chatterbaits are proving to be a big standout. Lots of fish seem to be holding in thick weed so running a soft plastic weedless and dragging it through has proved to be a lethal tactic.


Goulburn River


There has been plenty of activity in the Goulburn River this past week with some positive reports leading into the long weekend. Bait fishing with Scrub worms and small yabbies has worked well for Yellowbelly around Murchison. Cheese and Bardi grubs are working best around Shepparton and Mooroopna areas with some reporting up to 10 cod being caught in a session. Those trolling stumpjumpers have again reported good sized fish behind the Shepparton lake between the boat ramp and foot bridge. 


Broken River 


We are still getting some good reports coming out of the broken river even though it’s down in level the fish haven’t gone off the bite.Casting or slow trolling small hardbodies has been a great way to target both cod and Yellowbelly lately with the river up around nalinga being the most prominent area. Bait fishing with worms is resulting in heaps of carp captures which has been fun for those who enjoy catching carp. Natives are still biting on worms but a lot of reports we have go have been from those using small yabbies bobbing around trees.


Kialla Lakes 


There is still plenty of fish being caught at Kialla with March being one of the best moths to fish in the lake. We had some reports of Yellowbelly and Redfin being caught around the willows with a bunch of unweighted worms just dangled near the structure.  Casting purple Codgers or 10ft old mates has been great this week with no stand out area. Just walk the lake have 2/3 cast and keep moving has been the best method with some fish holding deep others holding on structure. Jerkbaits such as Diawa double clutches or the Rapala XR6 have also been deadly especially on the pause. The Redfin and Yellowbelly are taking these lures majority of the time on the pause so make sure you be patient and let your lure sit for 2/3 seconds before your next rod twitch. 



Lake Nagambie 


We have had some good reports of Yellowbelly, cod and Redfin being caught in the lake over the last few weeks. Lures that’s throw out plenty of vibration have worked well lately with Chatterbaits, Dressed jackals and also blades being the pick of the lures. Around the boardwalk and the willows has been the stand out areas with some cod being caught off timber. Surface fishing in low light periods has also been a great way to catch cod with the black and orange Trellys pompadour being a standout surface lure.