Eildon Fishing Report

Releases into the Goulburn River are up around the 9000 Meg mark at the moment due to an environmental flush, and what this means is the pondage height will be affected for the duration of this flush.

The Pondage only holds around 5200 Meg so as you can expect there will be regular top ups, and rapid drops, it appears that most mornings will see the level around 60% or possibly a little higher.

However anglers are using this to their advantage, grassy areas near the football oval that are becoming covered have been producing Brown trout up to 3lb on mud eye, krocs and power bait.

Worms are working along the river course for smaller rainbow trout, and down on Bourke st power bait and dough. Cemetery point is also worth a crack with Woolley buggers and smelt like soft plastics.
Early morning has seen a bit of fog about on the lake lately but it has proven productive for those venturing out.

Flat line trolling the old pink Tassie Devil and daiwa shad rap near Woolshed has seen a mixed bag of rainbow and brown trout between 1 and 3lb, with a few small reddies thrown in for good measure.

The 5 knot marker near Jerusalem Creek boat ramp has seen a couple of nice brown trout taken also on the clown Tassie devil, with one going 50cm. So when heading out from Jerusalem Creek give trolling a shot straight away, there has also been a nice 60cm Murray cod taken on a green stump jumper this week.

Next Sunday the 2nd of July between 10am and 2 pm Snobs Creek Hatchery is celebrating 70 years of production and are holding an Open Day, there will be plenty of activities, prizes and fun to be had by all, so why not pop up and see how well things have developed over the past 70 years and find out what the future holds for Fresh Water Angling in Victoria.

Catch you next week


Eildon Bait & Tackle

James Anderson
Author: James Anderson

Founder / Director of Lake Eildon Tourism, in operation since 1998 - James is a father of two, has a strong passion for the Lake Eildon area having grown up in Eildon - and today, heads a digital media agency - Turbo 360.