Trellys Fishing World Report

Trellys Fishing World Report


Anglers have been getting stuck into some fantastic fishing across the region this past week with the barrels down at Portland being on most anglers minds! Portland over the past week and a half has been on fire with anglers flocking down the coast getting amongst the hot action with reports of boats landing up to 7 barrels a day! There has been a wide variety of size in the fish with fish from 40kg right up to 120kg. Trolling between the Cape Nelson through to Cape Bridgewater with 8 – 10 inch skirts proving a stand out with some fish also falling victim to divers and pilchards being dropped into the work ups. The fish have been feeding on squid, couta and BIG Pilchards. There is plenty of bait there so these fish are expected to go nowhere in a mad hurry.


Local Offshore

Keeping it more local there is still plenty of good reports coming from the Barwon heads through to Torquay with reports of the fish still busting up like crazy right along the coast. Casting stickbaits and poppers into the commotion again is proving to be lethal with anglers picking up lots of fish doing this. Trolling skirted lures and divers are also getting stuck into a fair share of fish also.


Corio Bay

Inside the bay has continued to fish well for snapper in the inner harbour with anglers fishing a tide change picking up fish to near 4kg with plenty of fish just over legal size keeping them entertained. Bait fishing with pilchards and squid has been working a treat and as mentioned fishing a tide change has been the ideal time to wet a line.


Outer Harbour

Garfish have been in fantastic numbers in the outer harbour as anglers have found fishing around Clifton Springs. Putting burley in the water in the shallows has been attracting lots of fish to the area with anglers not having to wait long at all for fish to be everywhere. Pencil float rigs and a tiny piece of bait is idea when chasing these guys.


West Coast Estuaries

The west coast estuary systems along have been fishing very well for Black bream and Eps over the past week or so with most systems producing fish. Fishing first thing in the morning, late arvo or into the night with surface lures has been resulting for some fantastic Perch fishing on top water lures and during the day the bream have been feeding well on soft plastics, hardbody lures and vibes.


Goulburn River 


Fishing continues to be productive in the Goulburn River with plenty of reports coming into our Shepparton store. Murchison seems to be one of the hot spots lately with cod being caught up to 78cms amongst plenty of smaller fish.  Bait fishing has been great with cheese, worms and Trellys chicken working best. Casting single bladed Spinnerbaits and TN60s has been a stand out way to target yellow belly this week with some huge goldens being reported. Fishing around Shepparton has also been productive with Cod, Yellowbelly and plenty of carp caught on worms behind the shepp lake and near the junction. 




Broken River 


It’s been all about top water action in the broken this past week with a number of legal fish reported. The new coloured Balista hunchbacks have been the stand out lure with a slow retrieve or a shake and pause next to big snags. Switch baiting after a strike with a Spinnerbait has also been a great method if you have 2 rods or your fishing partner is using a different lure. Bait fishing with worms is seeing plenty of Monster carp caught in the broken but if your looking to avoid catching them stick to baits such as chicken, cheese and Yabbies. 



Kialla Lakes


There have been some great bite windows in Kialla lakes lately before or after these storms or rain periods. The fish have been very active before a storm and hitting lures like small crack baits, jerkbaits and bent minnows. There was as a few reports of silver perk being caught on small crank baits which is something that doesn’t happen regularly in Kialla lakes. After the rain or storms the fish seem to want to eat slower moving lures like football jigs, black gulp plastics or super slow rolled hardbodies. Bait fishing around the willows is still productive with worms just drifting down under the cover with Yellowbelly and Redfin being caught. 



Waranga Basin 


There has been a hype of activity at Waranga basin lately with heaps of Redfin being caught. Trolling in around 10/14ft has been very productive with small Codgers in pink working great. Those fishing shallow have reported high numbers of Redfin caught on lightly weight soft plastics or small blades. The trick has been to go super slow and keep the lures close to the bottom.Bait fishing near the caravan park has seen some nice Yellowbelly caught amongst plenty of small Redfin.