Eildon Fishing Report

It’s been a little wild and woolly lately as far as the weather goes, but for some anglers that have braved the elements determination has won out.
Even though the rivers have been running a tad high, (some even through natural in flows) the trout that have been caught are full of fight and very healthy at the moment.

Small hard bodies, Tassie devil, minnow, Kroc, celta, and small soft plastic type lures are working well in the Goulburn, Rubicon, Acheron, Steavenson and Little Rivers.

A couple of areas that are well worth targeting at the moment have been where Snobs Creek enters the Goulburn behind Blue Gums Caravan Park , Thornton Bridge and Gilmour’s Bridge also on the Goulburn River.
Bait wise maggots and scrub worms are the go, however chunky cheese power bait even landed a very nice brown trout in the Goulburn this week.

Big River, the Taponga River and the Upper Goulburn River are all high and fast at the moment, but drifting scrubbies and bladed lures with a little work are picking up small brown trout.

The Pondage is still producing rainbows up to l.5lb being caught on power bait in salmon eggs, chunky cheese, chartreuse and local dough as well.

A few brown and rainbow trout around the 3lb mark are being taken on lures such as pink Tassie devils, Rapalas and the krocs.

The Pondage is also due for a restocking of 2000 rainbows later this week, and as it seems to happen when you have a large restocking it should fire up the larger trout that have been in there for a while.
4 nice brown trout were taken near Jerusalem Creek on the troll earlier this week, up in the Big River arm yellow belly are taking spinner baits, surface lures and jerk baits are working on Murray Cod up to 95cm.

Now today Sunday 17th Sept the Goulburn River is being cranked up to 4500 meg and will possibly go higher, for so called environmental reasons.

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.