Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report

Corio Bay

Again this week Fishing options have been plentiful with lots of locations firing and the fish are hungry. Garfish have made their presence more know inside Corio Bay with anglers starting to find some better numbers of fish starting to get around. Landbased fishing has been productive with areas such as Cunningham Pier, North Shore, Grammar School, St Helens and Lineburners are all great areas to have a go. A thick burley trail is key with tiny baits suspended under a pencil float.


Outer Harbour

The outer harbour continues to produce some HUGE Calamari with reports coming through of anglers landing some absolute monsters. Size 3.5 jigs have been super effective with natural colours as of late proving to be the standout. Shallow water again is the zone to be with water as shallow as 1 metre.


Bellarine Peninsula

King George Whiting remain a popular target species for anglers between St Leonards and Queenscliff, as we always mention fishing the stronger tides definitely help. Pipis and squid are always a good bait when chasing a feed of these guys.



Barwon Heads continues to provide anglers with some great fishing with Gummy Sharks, School Shark and Snapper. Fishing the reef edges along the 30m line is the place to be at the moment. Aswell as them there is also good numbers of Tailor offshore which is quite unusual to see and reports of some school Bluefin Tuna getting about too.


West Coast

The weather this past week hasn’t been to crash hot for Tuna fisherman but with weather looking like its going to slightly improve its well worth getting out for a crack while you can. Gone Fishing Charters have been doing well over the past months down at Portland on both school fish and barrels. The crew are only going to be there for a few more weeks so if you want to get amongst the action get in touch with Chris while you can.

Wurdi Buloc

Freshwater fishing is still going very well with Wurdi Buloc reservoir continuing to produce some nice fish off the rock walls with Redfin, Brown and Rainbow Trout all on the chew. Shallow running jerkbaits have been the best lure to throw as of late.

Crater Lakes 

Lake Purrumbete is fishing well with Browns in the shallows and amongst the weed beds that surround the lake. Bent Minnows and jerkbaits getting the job done as its not very deep in these areas and covered in weed. Fishing with Mudeye under a bubble float is a classic and super effective way to catch fish in this area.


Goulburn & Broken Rivers 


For a second consecutive week we have seen next to no reports from both river systems which has been a direct result of the high-water levels. The Goulburn River at Shepparton has pushed close to minor flood level this week and with more rain it could hold at this level for a while yet.  There will be a chance to chase carp on the flooded banks with worms working best. Fishing the backwaters with more still waters would be the beat areas if your chasing carp but make sure your careful with the banks being very muddle and some eroding away. Once the water drops, we hope that the Cray reports come back as it was setting up to be a great season from the reports, we had prior to the river rises. 



Lake Eildon 


It’s been a crazy couple of weeks on the trout front at lake Eildon with heaps of numbers being caught. Trolling tassie devils seem to be yet again the stand out with lures in pink, white and orange working best. Goughs Bay seems to be very prominent in the reports we have been getting with some reports coming in from those trolling towards the main wall. Redfin have been caught on worms in the trees with the best way to catch them being with a tiny sinker above the hook letting the worms just drift down the tree trunks. If you can drift them down without a sinker that also has worked well. 



Fish stocking 


With the rivers mostly being out of action plenty of locals turn their attention to smaller lake systems and plenty around Shepparton have been recently stocked with trout. 

The best way to chase these stocked fish has to be unweighted power baits or power baits under a float.If your keen to chase them on lures we would suggest small spinners, plastics or small diving lure. These fish may not be massive but you can have a ball on light gear such as a 7ft spin rod with a 1000/2500 sized reel with 6/8lb line. We have heaps of great trout combos in all 3 Trellys stores so come in and take a look. Stocked Trout Lakes up to 40mins from Shepparton. 


Bartlett Lake Tatura - 150

Longwood Rec Reserve Lake - 300

Mooroopna Lake - 150

Numurkah Lake - 150

Shepparton Lake - 750



Waranga Basin 


We all know how hard it is to predict the conditions or to see how busy the ramps are at Waranga Basin. Well, there is now a real time tool to gain that information with the Boating Vic App up and running. You can log on and check out a number of boat ramps in Victoria and it’s a great addition to the ramp upgrade at Harriman’s Point. If you had tuned into the camera this week you would have seen a hand full of locals craving the cold conditions and reports coming back has been that Redfin are still on the chew. Trolling has been the best method this week with the Trellys coloured Crazy deeps working best in around 15/18ft of water. Those fishing with bait has mentioned fishing from the banks have quietened off a little with the odd fishing being caught drifting out deeper.