Eildon Pondage has slowed down a little this week, it may be due to very low oxygen levels, or it may be because it’s up and down at a great rate at the moment.

There’s 85000 mega litres going down the river, the pondage only holds 5200 Meg appx so this is why we have the large fluctuations in its water level. However the odd Rainbow trout are still taking power bait and the local dough, and the pink Tassie devil landed a small brown trout with a couple around the 4lb mark also being taken recently near the rear of the Eildon caravan park.

Most of the local rivers are very low but soft plastics and scrubbies are working in some of the deeper holes, Brown trout are taking scrubbies in the Goulburn River fished close to the banks and just below the rapids between Eildon and Alexandra.

Lake Eildon itself although dropping quickly at the moment is producing plenty of red fin and quite a few nice size ones around the 3lb mark, scrubbies yabbies, bobbers and soft plastics are all working well amongst the trees near woolshed inlet, Italian bay, Beattie bay, and the main arm. A couple of Murray cod going 76 and 86cm were caught on spinner baits near Jerusalem creek and a 96cm fella was caught up in the Big river arm on cheese. Flat line trolling assorted Tassie devils saw 3 very happy anglers land 20 trout in the space of a couple of hours. A few yellow belly are also being picked up as a by catch for some anglers that are chasing the reddies.

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.