Eildon Pondage has certainly been the main focus for anglers this week with fisheries releasing another 155 ex brood stock brown trout weighing between 2 and 5 kilo, so theres some absolute thumpers getting about. Lure anglers have been doing the best with Krocs in the gold and crab pattern, the local dough and power baits are still working for some good size rainbows as well. The only thing that you really need to consider when fishing the pondage is the tidal flow, with over 4,000 meg going down the Goulburn river the pondage is up and down quite a bit lately.

Lake Eildon is still doing well for Murray cod, red fin, and yellow belly but you still have to work a little for trout. In the main arm working the trees in about 30 feet of water is where the reddies have been found this week, while of the dam wall anglers have been picking up murray cod up to 50cm on worms and yabbies, surface lures and trolling deep divers have picked up large cod up to 80cm. Trout have risen a little with the cooler conditions and mixing up your Tassie devils has picked up the odd brown up to 1.5lb. The best results for yellow belly have been on yabbies and scrubbies in the Delatite and Bonnie Doon arms.

Celtas, scrubbies, small soft plastics and minnow type lures are still working well in the Goulburn River and the smaller streams in the district, hopper pattern flies have picked up a couple of small brook trout in the Rubicon river and the caddis pattern is worth a shot in the Goulburn river.

Catch you next week

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.