The big news this week was a 16.5lb (80 cm) Brown trout caught in the upper Eildon pondage on a gold Kroc by Neil from the Eildon caravan park.

And since last weeks stocking there has been a few brown trout caught around the 2.5kg mark with the occasional 6lber mixed in and even the odd rainbow trout around the same size. As you would expect the old favorites are working well, rainbow, pink and chunky cheese power baits, spider mud eyes, gold krocs and pink Tassie devils.

Lake Eildon is still on fire at the moment for good healthy brown trout up to the 50cm mark, and it’s pretty much from one end of the lake to the other. Big River, Jerusalem creek, the Main arm, Coller bay, Delatite arm and Goughs bay have all reported trout being caught recently. Flat line trolling is still the best method; with Pink and clown pattern Tassie devils being the two best lures, but mixing the Tassie colors, small hard bodied lures and spotted dog Rapalas have also been successful.

Murray cod are still about from the 25 foot mark down and anglers using the size 1 stump jumper in the fruit salad color picked up a nice 72cm specimen near Fraser camping ground this week. Red fin and yellow belly are also taking smaller stump jumpers in the yellows and greens in the same area.

There’s been plenty of action in the Goulburn river this week as well, with trout up to 5lb being caught from Eildon to Alexandra on soft plastics, small bladed and hard bodied lures, further down between Molesworth and yea a couple of nice cod have been caught as well. In Big river and the smaller streams bladed lures and scrub worms are catching brown trout up to 4lb.

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.