Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report


Corio Bay

The outer harbour of Corio Bay has had some fantastic reports of King George Whiting with anglers finding large numbers of fish and at a quality size. Some anglers taking home bags of fish with the average around 40cm with some fish to over 45cm which is a fantastic fish for this area. Fishing the tides with squid has been super effective and having burley in the water certainly helps also.


The Bellarine Peninsula

Around the Peninsula has had some really good Gummy Shark Fishing inside the bay with St Leonards through to Queenscliff fishing quite well, fishing the tides with fresh salmon or squid for bait is proving to be irresistible to the gummies. Some anglers have been landing numerous sharks in a session with some to 15kg. Calamari also remain a high interest for anglers and for good reason as they seem to be in fantastic numbers across the peninsula. Size 3.0 and 3.5 jigs are working best with Duel Squid Jigs doing some serious damage.


West Coast

Down the west coast the Tuna are going very well with Portland on fire with school fish, Gone fishing charters have been dominating down there getting their customers on lots of fish with the odd big boy popping up here and there. The crew landed one on the weekend that went 77kg (dressed). If you are chasing a Barrel then it is worth the little extra drive and getting down to Port MacDonnell as the fish down that way are going really good with reports coming through nearly daily (weather permitting) Skirted lures are working very well such as the Jb’s and Billmark Lures with some fish also coming off live baits.


High Counrty

Moving inland and the High Country mountain rivers and streams have been fishing very well with both Brown and Rainbow trout on the chew. The flow is just right and has turned the fish on big time! Peri and Adam from Trellys Geelong made the drive up over the weekend landing heaps of fish with Rapala F5s proving to be a standout yet again.


Goulburn River 


We are now seeing a drop in small fish catch rates in the Goulburn River, there has still been the odd small cod being caught on bait but they are becoming harder to catch on lures. It’s not all doom and gloom but with some bigger fish around the 75/80cm range reported around Arcadia and Murchison. These bigger fish have been caught on bigger lures such as Mumblers, Tremor's and also Jackal Mikey 140s. There are less bites in a session when you use bigger lures but when you do get bit it’s usually a good one. One species of fish that has been active this past week has been carp with a heap caught on bait. Worms, corn or bread floated in the shallows or hard on the bottom has been the best method in chasing these fish.



Broken River 


The Broken River has been a complete opposite to the Goulburn with reported fish sizes. There have been more smaller natives reported with next to no bigger fish caught this past week. These smaller natives have been caught using smaller compact Spinnerbaits, TN60 jackals and also the odd cod off the top with soft plastic frogs reported to be working. Bait fishing around structure is the best bet to chase cod with cheese and chicken working well. Closer to the edges and in the shallows has been the best areas for carp with worms and corn working well for those who just want to enjoy catching a dish regardless of the species. 



Kialla Lakes 


The lake is now heading into its quiet period with winter usually very slow for captures in Kialla. But with the sudden explosion of The Redfin population, we may see a more exciting winter. A technique that has worked in the past has been a super slow roll with a 2inch soft plastic, it’s a super finesse way of fishing and having a nice soft rod and thin braid is the best for this style of fishing.Smaller crankbaits or jerk baits may still work in the cooler months but I would slow your retrieve down and focus on the pause. 



Waranga Basin 


There have been some cold mornings at the Basin but this has not stopped many locals catching a good feed of Redfin. The best thing about the last week of fishing at the basin is you haven’t had to go far from Harriman’s Point boat ramp to catch a decent fish. Early morning small lures have worked in the shallows with some fish even being site casted in 1/2 foot with small Xr-4s or bent minnows working well just under the surface. As the day gets longer the fish have been pushing out to around 8/12ft with trolling small old mates in bright colours working best. Bait fishing from the banks is session plenty of smaller fish being caught with worms working well. Drifting yabbies out deeper has also been a great way to chase Redfin.