Eildon pondage has fired up a little since last week with several nice 6-8lb rainbows being caught in the lower pondage near the floating jetty on chunky cheese and orange power bait, brown trout up to the 4lb mark have started to take flies in a variety of woolley bugger patterns near nursery corner and scrubbies under float are working on the rainbows down along Bourke St. Fisheries have already released 600 ready to catch (250gm) rainbow trout with an additional 1400 due in the very near future for the school holidays. 

Up on the lake towards Goughs bay and the Goulburn arm a few nice reddies have been caught using smelt type soft plastics amongst the trees, pink and clown pattern Tassie devils are still working up towards big river and the Howqua arms as well, around the marinas this week if you’re chasing a Murray cod put the lamb away and crack out the chicken wings because from what I’ve heard that’s what’s number one on the menu at the moment.

With school holidays here again don’t forget that snobs creek fish hatchery is having a couple of open days on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th of July between 10am and 2 pm, there’s going to be casting clinics, a movie theatre and plenty of show bags and give a ways and of course the kids get to check out how all the trout and some of the native are bred as well.

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.