Eildon pondage has been a little slow this week and the weather conditions certainly deterred anglers from having a crack, but with the water levels remaining between 40 and 60% Bourke st and the far side of the lower pondage, as well as the rear of the pondage caravan park are still areas worth having a look at. Pink Tassies and the gold Kroc have had large rainbows and browns interested but not landed, while the power bait did manage see a rainbow around the 4lb mark taken.

Lake Eildon on the other hand has seen a few very nice brown trout caught on pink, clown, and phosphorus pearl pattern Tassie devils. The main arm was very productive last week, but other areas such as big river mouth, Goughs bay and the Delatite arm also saw a few picked up on the troll as well. I had one Murray Cod reported near the power lines in the main taken on a large swimbait soft plastic in the redfin pattern. While up near Goughs bay a few reasonable red fin were taken on minnow type soft plastics amongst the trees.

The lake continues to slowly rise and anglers should consider trying the shallower grassy flats and runoffs at this time of the year areas such as Jerusalem creek, the Delatite, Fraser camping ground and Goughs bay in close are all worth having a look at.

School holidays start next week and Snobs creek fish hatchery will be having open days Thursday 11th and Friday 12th of July between 10am and 2pm. There will be show bags, prizes a movie theatre, and casting clinics and the opportunity to see how the fish are grown.

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.