Welcome to the Trevally Fishing Guide Victoria. Trevally pound for pound is one of the best fighting fish in all of Australia. In the top parts of Australia surface popping for big Trevally is one of the bucket list fishing experiences that you must tick off. They are very strong and even the smaller ones will give you a run for your money on light spinning gear. There a beautiful looking fish that shine in the sunlight. They come in a range of types and sizes from Silver, Diamond, Giant, Golden and Bigeye. However, in Victoria, you will mainly be catching the smaller silver trevally.

With a scientific name of Pseudocaranx spp. Trevally has Legal-size trevally is 20 cm, with a daily bag limit of 20 legal sizes per person. Trevally does vary in size however in Victoria your mainly targeting the smaller ones with estuary systems. In the top end of Australia is where you will find the Giant Trevally GT. A monster that can grow in excess of 40 kilos and feel like a freight train on the end of your line. In the estuary systems, you can catch many small Trevally.

Bait to catch Trevally

We recommend using the following baits.

  • prawns
  • sandworms
  • maggots
  • scrub worms
  • Bluebait
  • whitebait
  • raw chicken
  • pilchards
  • pippies
  • squid
  • mussels

Lures to catch trevally

Trevally will happily take a range of soft plastics including worm and minnow imitations. Good options include

How to catch trevally

If your heading North then go on a charter that specializes in chasing Trevally. They will provide you with the adequate rods and jigs required to target these magnificent species. They will also know how and where to target them. Often looking for known reefs.

In Victoria, your mainly coming across the smaller silver trevally which will likely be between 20 to 40cm. For this a 2-4 kilo rod that’s 7 foot in length is perfect. Coupled with a 2500 size reel spooled with 8-pound braid and leader. If your game you can try with lighter gear. If your travelling north and targeting the big Trevally then a decent game outfit will be required. Your most likely to be going out with a charter and they will provide adequate gear for you.

Trevally are an all year round prospect that can generally be caught during any time of the day

locations to catch Trevally

  • Portsea Pier
  • Blairgowrie Pier
  • Rosebud Pier
  • Frankston Pier
  • Mordialloc Pier
  • Werribee River
  • Cunningham Pier
  • Portarlington Pier
  • Queenscliff Pier
  • Anderson inlet
  • Barwon Heads
  • Bemm River
  • Corinella pier
  • Flinders Pier
  • Hastings Pier
  • Kerferd road pier
  • Lake Tyers
  • Lorne
  • Maribyrnong River
  • Mordialloc creek
  • Mornington Pier
  • Sorrento Pier

You can obtain a free Victorian recreational fishing guide from the Victorian Fisheries Authorities web link

Additions or Corrections for this fish species

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