Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report

Corio Bay

Although the weather has been very on and off with the wind the anglers that are making the most of small windows are getting amongst some good fishing! Whiting, Pinkie Snapper and Flathead seem to be in decent numbers spread right across the bay with the outer harbour producing some of the better fishing. If fishing the inner then the spoil grounds off Stingaree Bay is well worth dropping a line in at. Snapper to 5kg still remain on the chew in the outer harbour with anglers fishing the tide changes getting the best results.


Bellarine Peninsula

The Bellarine has remained quite productive for angler’s chasing a haul of Calamari with them spread from Clifton Springs right through and all the way to St Leonards. 2-3.5m of water is holding decent numbers with size 3.0 jigs doing the damage.  


Barwon Heads

Offshore has seen its first proper run of Bluefin Tuna with anglers reports multiple schools being sighted and fish landed. The fish have been ranging from about 5 – 20kg and been so far mainly focused on small skirted lures being trolled in 25 metres of water. There have also been a few kings kicking about also so does pay to have a jig or stick bait at the ready



Goulburn River 


There has been plenty of activity in the Goulburn River this last week with many now enjoying their Christmas’s holidays on the banks of the Goulburn. We have been getting some pretty good reports from those fishing locally near Shepparton. Trolling 15ft Old Mates has been one of the most successful ways to chase cod this past week with many legal cod caught trolling in behind the Shepp lake.  Casting the new Bassman Codman Vibe Spinnerbaits has been a great way to target bigger fish in town with cod biting both on the drop and also on a slow retrieve. Out towards Toolamba small divers have been working well both on the troll or cast with whites, pinks and green colours working well. Bait fishing around Murchison is seeing plenty of Yellowbelly being caught with some up to 48cms being landed on scrub worms. Up and down the Goulburn the carp are very active and some have reported 50 fish in an evening session. Corn, bread or night crawlers have been the best baits for those chasing carp. 




Broken River 


It’s prime time fishing in the broken with plenty of reports coming in from the river. 

Out towards Benalla there has been some legal sized cod and Yellowbelly caught on lipless crank baits rigged with single hooks. Downstream of the weirs is still a great area for chasing cod with the Balista Smoke 65 being the stand out lure this week especially in the Purple Beast colour. 

Bait fishing around broken river drive with shrimp has also been a great way to target both cod and Yellowbelly with some promising reports coming in from those bait fishing this week.

Murray River 


Downstream of the lake Mulwala weir has been a very popular fishing spot this summer with a heap of fish being caught in this area. It’s a great spot as you can fish both off the bank and in a boat with success. Bait fishing from the Yarrawonga side has been great with a lot of cod and trout cod being caught on Bardi grubs and chicken. These fish haven’t been huge but there have been high numbers of fish caught. Trolling has been successful for those on the water in this area with the 15ft old mates in the Purple Ghost or Black Magpie colour working well. Casting Spinnerbaits in the more turbulent water closer to the wall (within fishing areas) has been great with single bladed Spinnerbaits working well. Downstream around Cobram we have also been getting some reports of cod being caught on cheese and yabbies with the evening bite period being best.



Kialla Lakes 


It’s been a rough couple of weeks for those who like to fish the shallows and close to the bank at Kialla but many now have changed their tactics and are finding the fish are biting a little deeper. There have been some promising Yellowbelly reports from those Casting small crank baits such as the Jackal 38D chubby or the Balista Trance.  Another way to target these Yellowbelly out a bit deeper is with a football jig. Slowly dragging the jigs along the bottom with the odd shake has been a great way to draw a bite.  If you don’t yet have a football jig or lack confidence in them, we suggest using a chatterbait as you just need to move the lure enough to feel the blade vibrate. Remember staying connected to the bottom is key.