Eildon fishing report

Eildon pondage will be the place to be this weekend Sat 20th and Sunday 21st October if you intend on being a part of the Eildon Action Big fish Challenge, there’s plenty of prizes to be had for the both the experienced and new anglers alike. There have been a few releases over the last couple of weeks and there is another planned this week and I believe the might be a few ex brood stock in the mix as well. For more information on how to enrol or just to check out the festivities go to the Eildon Action big fish challenge Face book page.

The Eildon pondage has been doing well even with the up and down water flows that are going through it, Bourke st and nursery corner is producing rainbow trout from 250gms up on Gold krocs and a variety of power baits, but lemon twist is number one there at the moment. Rainbow, pink and chartreuse power baits and small hard bodies are working well along riverside drive to the football oval and the rear of the Eildon pondage holiday park.
The Goulburn River has slowed to 7000 Meg as the environmental flows are backing off and will soon steady to the irrigation demands, anglers targeting areas within 10ft of the bank have been doing well. Ex brood stock rainbow trout are still taking power bait with the best report this week being a few around the 10lb mark being caught near Alexandra. Brown trout up 4lb are taking small hard bodies such as the Daiwa double clutches, Rapalas in brook and brown trout pattern and pink soft plastics as well. Bait wise you can go past maggots and scrub worms in any of the rivers in the area, small ant pattern, caddis and black beetle flies are working in the Rubicon River and near Gilmour’s bridge on the Goulburn River.

Up on the lake Yellow belly and Murray cod have really started to fire up, Murray cod up to 90cm are taking large yabbies from the bank in both the Delatite and Goulburn arms, while casting red and black spinner baits cast at the rocky out crops, and trolling large dark bibbed lures are also working. Yellow belly are taking Jackals, purple, black and gold oar gees stump jumpers and spinner baits, with scrubbies picking up a few smaller fellas from the banks. Brown trout up to 3lb are between the surface and 5 metres down and taking Tassie devils in the clown, xmas tree, pink and tequila sunrise patterns.

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.