Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report

Corio Bay

With a good break in the weather over the weekend anglers wasted no time in getting out for a fish with some fantastic reports coming through. Inside Corio Bay continues to fish well for landbased and kayak fishos getting stuck into the usual resident species of fish in the area (pinkies, flathead, trevally, salmon and snotty trevalla). Wagim Walk has been a popular location with anglers casting soft plastics finding plenty of action on offer.


Barwon Heads

Offshore saw some brilliant fishing this past week with anglers getting stuck into great numbers of Gummy Sharks, School Sharks and Snapper. Anglers fishing 35m out the front of Torquay were having great success with fresh salmon yet again proving to be the best bait, squid has also proved lethal. Paternoster rigs are a perfect rig to run as it allows your bait to sit up off the bottom and snags.


West Coast

With a short break in the Weather lots of anglers flocked down the west coast in search of Tuna with lots of reports of school fish and Barrels on the chew, Portland and Apollo Bay were the 2 standout locations. Trolling skirted lures and divers have been working best, when there are big work ups dropping pillies or casting lures into them is a very good tactic to get a bite.


Barwon River

The Barwon Estuary has been loaded with Silver Trevally, Eps, Salmon and Mullet. Anglers casting soft plastics, Fly and bait have all been getting amongst the action with plenty of fish spread right through the system. Up Higher towards the thunderbolt has had some report of anglers picking up some Mulloway which is epic to see. Anglers pulling up on the bank and fishing the tides with fresh squid and plenty of patience have been getting some impressive results of fish to 85cm.


Wurdi Buloc

Wurdi Buloc Reservoir has had some fantastic fishing this past week also with large numbers of Redfin and lots of Brown Trout on the move. The east and west rock wall have both been producing fish with Redfin to 43cm and Trout to 4lb being landed. Shallow Jerk baits have been working a treat for both species.


Hopkins River

The Hopkins river has also had some good reports come through of Black Bream and Eps on the move, with a comp held on the weekend we had plenty of reports come through. Fishing with baits like Scrub worms and Freshwater Yabbies worked really well and so to did casting hard body lures and soft plastics.


Goulburn & Broken Rivers 


We are now seeing a rise come through both river systems after receiving plenty of rain this week. The rain will make bank access tricky and the water very dirty so it may be tricky to fish these rivers from the bank this long weekend. We had been receiving some positive crayfish reports alongside the odd cod report in the Goulburn from last week which is great to see some Activity in the river. Carp are still being caught in both river systems with worms or corn working best. 



Irrigation Channels 


The channels are now at a steady level now the main drawdown has occurred which is usually the time the fish become a little more active.  Obviously in the cooler months the numbers of fish caught drops but now the water settles the fish just seem to bite better then when it’s flowing quick downstream. The focus areas don’t change in the winter months with any kind of stricter usually holding fish. Deeper pockets of water also hold fish in the winter months with these fish pushing into the shallows earlier in the morning and late afternoons. Square bills or shallow running hardbodies work well in the winter months alongside chatterbaits and Spinnerbaits. Vertical bouncing blades around the mouths of big pipes has also been a great way to catch fish in the winter months in the larger irrigation channels. 



Kialla Lakes 


The fishing last week had gone a little quiet and it may have had something to do with the water levels dropping. It was reported that the lake had dropped around a foot which meant it was hard for the fish to push up shallow out of the drop offs to feed as those shallow banks were dry or had minimal water on them. After the rain fall this week, we would expect the lake to rise and again see the fish feed on the edge. Kialla has fished well in the past after rain so fingers crossed it’s the same this next week. 



Lake Eildon 


The big winter fish reports are now becoming more regular and this past couple of weeks have been great for those chasing big fish. The promising thing is that we are getting plenty of different methods of capture of these big fish. Yes, plenty are being caught casting big magdrafts, Mumblers and Gigantarels at fish found on live sonar at night. But we have also got reports of some big fish being caught trolling and also dangling some baits off the side of houseboats. If you're not heading to Eildon to chase big Murray cod and trouts more your thing then make sure you stock up on any tassie devils that have pink in them.  Goughs bay seems to be the best spot for trout trolling with some cracking fish caught recently. Fishing from the bank with bait has also been a productive method this week with some nice Redfin & Trout being caught up around the Bonnie Doon end of the lake. Worms and powerbaits seem to be the best baits for both Redfin and Trout.