Eildon pondage has been restocked once again with some very nice ex brood rainbow trout, and even with the irrigation allocation of 8,000 meg making the levels in the pondage rise and fall twice a day anglers are still having a win. The best rainbow reported this week went 11lb on a gold Kroc lure from the lower pondage, Gold wasabi lures, and pink power bait, local dough and mud eyes have all worked as well. Brown trout up to 8lb have also been picked up this week as well. Riverside drive has been the best place to target at low tide and the opposite side near the floating jetty when it’s full or on the rise.

The Goulburn River as mentioned is flowing quite high and plenty of new ground has been covered and good size brown trout up to 2lb are taking rapalas and Celta type lures, worms and mud eyes are also worth a shot. Down the Steavenson River nymph type flies are working for small but healthy rainbow trout.

Up in the lake good size and number of Red fin are still being reported amongst the trees using scrubbies and yabbies in about 8 meters of water, the odd yellow belly are also being picked up with the schools of reddies. You still need to work the trees until you find where they’re at, but once you find the right spot you will be kept busy. Murray cod up to 76cm are taking slow trolled spinner baits and deep diving lures, and from the dam wall smaller red fin, yellow belly and cod are taking cheese, scrubbies, and yabbies.

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.