Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report
Clifton Springs

If it was snapper you’re after then Clifton Springs is hard to go past. Snapper last week were spread out along the Point Richards Channel and keen on snapping up silver whiting and pilchard as bait. Anglers managed to boat well-conditioned snapper to over 8kg. Daniel Sparks and Doug Boon spent a morning chasing snapper where the guys boated excellent snapper to 8.3kg all on light line. Just remember when fishing the Point Richards Channel to stay clear of big ships and do not anchor in the channel. Closer in the Curlewis Bank also produced snapper to those drifting and casting soft plastics, Pike to one meter in length also featured as a by catch along with the odd flathead to 50cm.

St leoanards

Further round the bay and St Leonards Pier is once again giving land based anglers the chance to cross paths with squid. Casting size 3 artificial jigs of an evening is the way to go with some anglers managing 4 to 5 squid a session. Bourke St is still the hot spot King George whiting with anglers once again finding bag limit captures on one the region’s best eating fish. 

Swan Bay

Inside the Swan Bay channel on the run in tide anglers found some of the Peninsula’s best fishing for a mixed bag. Pinkie snapper, silver trevally, flathead & pike all fell to soft plastics rigged on a jig head just heavy enough to reach the bottom. Bait fishing into the night gummy shark to 4 to 6 kg along with snapper to 3 to 4kg were also taken with pilchard and squid the stand out baits.

Barwon Heads / Ocean Grove

Offshore there was excellent opportunity for bagging a few tiger flathead. Fez Sepic had a ripper session drifting off shore landing some really impressive tiger flathead to 54cm. Other anglers still boated gummy shark and snapper in 30 to 40 meters of water. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for birds working schools of bait as the Kingfish and tuna should fire up very soon. Chris from Gone fishing Charters guided his clients onto excellent snapper and gummy sharks. 

Barwon Estaury 

Inside the Barwon Estuary plenty of small Australian Salmon kept anglers busy along the section of river known as sheep wash. King George whiting also held in the estuary around the lower reaches and anglers banked fish to 35cm on pippie.

Surf Beaches

Surf fisho’s still beached Australian Salmon on Sea Iron Pelacus lures. Salmon to 2kg were not uncommon but fishing the lead up to high tide with a north wind was best.

Lake Purrumbete 

Freshwater anglers had no trouble in finding trout this week with Lake Purrumbete giving up plenty of rainbow trout to 1.5kg for those fishing mudeye near the weed. Anglers also reported brook trout to 1kg taking mudeye. Trolling along the east bank with Tassie devils never stops working with anglers this week finding some nice brown trout.

Lake Tooliorook 

Lake Tooliorook was excellent option for the land based anglers with power bait on the end of a running sinker rig cast out from the Jetty the most effective tactic in the lake this week resulting in Rainbow trout to 2.5kg. Trolling with pink #55 Tassie Devils also saw trout both rainbow and browns boated.
Right on our door step redfin are snapping up lures along the Barwon River. Try something different and avoid the snags the small Megabass siglet is ideal for catching redfin in the snags.

Next Week

Next Week the weather is looking pretty nice so venture out and try for a snapper or two with Portarlington to Clifton Springs an ideal location. If you want a mixed bag give the Swan Bay channel a go. Keep an eye on the Rip and offshore as Kingfish can’t be far away. Heading west Lake Purrumbete is hard to go past with such a variety of freshwater fish on offer.