Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report

Inner Harbour

There has been some great fishing on offer this past week despite the average conditions we have been dealt with. Inside Corio Bay the Geelong waterfront is still holding some great fishing with pinky, salmon, trevally and flathead all taking a liking to soft plastics. Anglers fishing with baits such as bluebait are also finding success.


Clifton Springs

Clifton Springs and the Bellarine Peninsula has seen some fantastic Calamari fishing going at the moment with anglers finding some absolute brutes cruising around the shallows of Clifton Springs. Size 3.5 jigs have been working very well in natural blue colours proving the standout.



Queenscliff has fished very well for King George Whiting this past week with the grass beds straight out the harbour holding lots of BIG whiting. Fishing the stronger tides (the Ebb tide is fishing best) is going to be your best best in tangling with a school of these tasty hard fighting fish.



Offshore Barwon Heads has still had some great fishing on offer to those bottom fishing for Snapper and Gummies with both species on the chew. Fishing in 30 metres of water anywhere along the coast is holding plenty of fish. Burleying has been a key factor to those boats picking up the most fish and the best rigs have been the black magic snapper snatchers with fresh squid or salmon.



Portland fished very well to those anglers in search of a Bluefin tuna finding lots of fish holding of cape nelson in 60m of water with gone fishing keeping hot on the fish’s tail and getting their customers on plenty of fish. Anglers having some good success also bottom fishing with gummy sharks to 20kg on offer. Drifting in 40 metres has been holding lots of fish.



Lake Wendouree has been a trout hotspot this past week with both Browns and Rainbows on the chew. This is a fantastic lake to fish if you’re in a kayak, small tinny or landbased. Casting over the shallow weed beds with with super shallow running jerkbaits or bent minnows are working an absolute treat with fish to 4lb on offer.

Wurdi Buloc

Wurdibuloc has been a popular landbased location for anglers and for good reason as the trout and Redfin are on the chew. The rock walls have been offering some great fishing lately with anglers casting spoon lures finding great success with trout to 5lb and redfin to 45cm chewing.


Goulburn & Broken Rivers 


Both rivers have experienced a big rise over the past week and due to that there has been next to no fishing in both river systems. The good news is the water is now dropping and it should be good to go for those wanting to chase some winter cod or crayfish in coming weeks. 



Kialla Lakes 


The rain has pushed up the water levels in the lake and it has also pushed the bait to the edges. 

This has meant the Redfin and Yellowbelly have been on the bite shallow especially in the afternoons with the best time around the 30/40minutes prior to sunset. Small plastics such as the black gulps or the 2inch Keitech’s have been working well with a slow roll along the drop off working best. Rapala XR-4s and small divers have also worked well around the edges and sand bars this past week. Bait fishing has also been a great way to chase fish in the lake with floating worms on the drop off being prominent in our reports this week. 



Shepparton Lake 

The frosty cold mornings are coming which makes for perfect conditions to chase trout in the Shepparton lakes. Small spinners and strike tiger plastics has been great lures to use in the lake lately with the odd fish being caught on Tn50 jackals rigged with 1 single hook to pull through the weed easier. Worms and powerbaits under a float seem to be the beat way to target both trout and Redfin in the lake with the usually spots such as the boat ramps and grass hill working best. 



Waranga Basin


The past couple of weeks rain fall has not affected the fishing at the basin with some promising reports coming in from those fishing there. After the rain the fish pushed shallow in the dirty water and there were some solid fish caught in 3/5ft of water with small divers and Chatterbaits working well. Those trolling have had plenty of success trolling the 10ft diving Codgers and Old mates with fish being caught on the troll in depths ranging from 6/15ft. Bait fishing from the bank with worms has also been a successful method with some nice eating sized Redfin reported amongst plenty of carp. It’s not usually Yellowbelly time in the basin but there has been some reports of Yellowbelly being caught along the main rock wall or near the boat club on TN60 Jackals in Peacock or Browndown colours.