Eildon Fishing Report

Next Saturday 2nd September marks the reopening of the Rivers and the Victorian Fisheries Authority fire it up with the Goulburn Fishing Festival.

It all starts at the Eildon Community Centre at 10.00am; there will be guided tours of the Snobs Creek Fish Hatchery;

Rex Hunt will be there as a guest speaker; there will be casting clinics, heaps of prizes and giveaways, cooking demonstrations and so much more.

Then from 3.00 pm there will be a Car Boot Sale, and entertainment at the Lion’s Club Rotunda on the Pondage Lake and it all concludes with a spectacular Fire Works display at 7.00pm.

Make sure you get along to what is a really great day out.

Eildon Pondage has been producing some nice Trout lately, but anglers have still had to work for them.

Power bait colors that are working at the moment are lemon twist, sherbet, chunky cheese, and salmon egg with the occasional one taking the local dough.

However, the Gold Kroc Lure and Pink Tassie Devils are taking Brown and Rainbow Trout up to 6lb at the moment and since the Needle Valves in the Spillway were given a run recently anglers have been doing quite well near cemetery point.
Other areas that have proven successful has been the Footy Oval, Bridge and Bourke St, there was also a nice 4lb Brown taken down Riverside Drive on a scrub worm under a float.

Lake Eildon is on the rise again and Yellowbelly and Murray Cod are on the move.

A couple of good size Yellas have been reported near Jerusalem Creek on scrub worms, and large Cod have been reported smashing lures near Big River, but the best caught this week was 70cm Brown Trout up to 2lb are still taking the pink, purple and clown pattern Tassie Devils on the surface and a couple of anglers using 3 colors in led line also did well.

Big River Arm is the hot spot at the moment for trolling and even slow trolling a big scrubby behind a school of minnows has seen some good action and worth a shot as well.

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.