Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report

Corio Bay

The bay continues to provide some great fishing at the moment with anglers trying to make the most of the snapper still hanging in the bay with reports of angers still finding fish to 6kg. There have been large schools of fish between Leopold and Portarlington with fish responding well to soft Plastics and bait. There has also been plenty of smaller pan size fish about too! Flathead and Large schools of Australian Salmon are also cruising about too so you have the possibility to come home with a great feed and some quality bait!



Offshore Barwon Heads has had some unreal Gummy Shark Fishing with anglers heading out and finding great success on fish up to 20kg! Anywhere from 30 – 40 metres of water is a great starting point and ideally finding the edge of the reef will help too. Anglers are also picking up some good snapper whilst waiting for a gummy bite, Snapper Snatchers with fresh squid rings are a favourite to leave down. There are still tuna reports offshore however they are slowly starting to slow down so try make the most of it while you still can!


West Coast

Down the west coast the school fish and barrels are well on the chew with Portland being a hot spot for both, especially the school fish! Gone fishing Charters has been right in the thick of it getting their customers onto heaps of fish. The crew will be there for a few months and it’s so worth getting down and having a crack. The barrels down at Port Mac are on fire! Lots of fish being weighed in every day. Lures and live baits have been producing plenty of bites and success. Fish have been ranging between 80 – 150kg in weight.


Crater Lakes

Lake Purrumbete offered some great fishing over the long weekend for anglers with some great captures of Trout (all species) Chinook salmon and Redfin. Tiger Trout have been a popular one for anglers as those fish that were stocked years ago are at a much better size and they look simply awesome.


Tathra & Eden

Something a bit different up along the NSW East Coast the Marlin bite has been red hot with Tathra and Bermagui producing plenty of fish. Peri from Trellys Geelong alongside Jackson Bell made the drive up landing numerius marlin to over 100kg and Mahi Mahi also.



Goulburn river 


We have been receiving some positive reports from the Goulburn this past week with some nice fish caught around Nagambie, Seymour, Murchison and in the heart of Shepparton. Single bladed Spinnerbaits, Old Mates and Tremors have all featured in our reports in store this week with dark colours working best. Bait fishing for natives has slowed up a little but there is still a heap of carp on offer for those using worms and just keen to catch a fish.  



Broken River 


The Broken has slowed up a little bit recently with the 6/10 fish sessions now turning into 2/3 fish. 

Casting small hardbodies around larger timber’s has been a great way to target cod with lipless crankbaits with single hooks working well for Yellowbelly. Got spots recently have been the 2 weirs, below the Benalla Lake and also the Goulburn Broken junction. Worms are outstanding carp baits with chicken working well for cod.



Kialla Lakes


Cat Fish, Yellowbelly, Redfin, Cod and carp have all been reported this week from those fishing Kialla lakes. There aren’t the high amounts of numbers being caught but there is still plenty of activity in the lake. Carp and Catfish have been caught on worms just off the edge of the drop offs which are usually 4/6ft from the banks. These species seem to bottom feed around these areas so you can run your sinker just about your hook.Casting small cranks and Jerk baits has still been a great way to target fish on the edges with the odd Redfin caught off the top on small cicada type lures with the shake snd pause method working best.  Out a bit deeper it’s best to be casting small chatterbaits or beetle spin rigged soft plastics and slowly rolling them back with the odd pause. 



Shepparton Lake 


Trout amongst the weed has been reported this week with some nice fish being caught early morning or late afternoon. Small jerkbaits, crankbaits or plastics has been the best way to target these fish. You will get hung up on the weed a lot but if you can get a decent run through the weed you will get plenty of action with the trout very active at the moment. There has been some Redfin caught on bent minnows just running below the surface with both boat ramps being the best areas. Bait fishing with powerbaits and worms has also worked well in the low light periods especially for those fishing their baits under a float.