Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report

Outer Harbour Corio Bay

The outer harbour has started to have some more consistent snapper reports come through with the south side of the channel along the Curlewis bank producing the best results. The water temp is still pretty low so fishing the tide changes is definitely key to getting the bites. Landbased anglers have been doing well off the rocks thanks to the rough and nasty, it stirs it up in close and creates quite the fish feeding frenzy. Rougher the better and ideally fishing into the night with a high tide works best.


St Leonards

The Bellarine Peninsula has been productive also for calamari and again landbased and boat anglers have been finding great success. St leonards pier has been popular for landbased anglers with plenty of squid hanging about under the lights, size 3.0 and 2.5jigs with glow have been working best. From a boat between st leonards and swan bay have been holding good numbers with anglers finding bag limit numbers of squid.  


Goulburn & Broken Rivers 

Both rivers are still running high at the moment with no sign of a dramatic drop off in the near future. We have had a couple of reports from those fishing with bait catching carp in the calmer back waters on the river banks. Corn or night crawlers have been the best baits for carp. 

Just remember to take care while fishing the edges when the rivers are in flood as the banks can be slippery or fall away. 



Lake Mulwala 


There have been some promising reports from Mulwala lately with plenty of Yellowbelly being caught. Black gulps fished horizontally to the bank has worked well especially if you can find any weeds/reeds or around the willow trees. There has also been some nice Yellowbelly caught at the main bridge in town and near the train bridge. TN60 jackals in browndog and peacock colours have worked well in these areas. Another great area for Yellowbelly in the spring time is near the Mulwala channel with plenty of Yellowbelly caught there in previous years.



Lake Eppalock 


There is plenty of water in Eppalock at the moment and we have had a heap of reports from both those fishing the banks or in a boat. Those fishing the banks have been predominately catching Redfin on bait with night crawlers or scrub worms working best. You don’t need to fish super deep with some fish being caught in around 2ft of water. Lure fishing out deeper has been great with Yellowbelly and Redfin caught vertically fishing blades or black gulps around the trees. 

Trolling small old mates and Codgers has also been a great way to target both Redfin and Yellowbelly. 


Kialla Lakes

The water levels have now dropped down to the grass bank level which has made access a lot easier. There has been high numbers of fish caught on the edge with small jerkbaits and soft plastics working well. Don’t be scared to cast tight to the grassy banks as the fish are ambushing small bait fish around the edges. Bait fishing around the bottom end sand bar has worked well with a lot of bait pushed down that end of the lake where the run off is. Worms either under a float or rigged with a small sinker has worked best with fish being caught shallow or right near where the drop off is about 6ft from the bank