Lake Eildon is still seeing the odd monster Murray cod being picked up, by anglers using surface lures and large swimbaits, amongst the trees and the rocky outcrops near Jerusalem creek and the same end of the main arm.

Brown trout up to the 1.5lb mark are taking clown and phosphorous pearl Tassie being trolled near the mouth of big river and the main arm and 5,000 small rainbow trout were also released in the lake this week.

The Eildon pondage has seen the odd 6lb rainbow trout being picked up on small worms and the olive Woolley bugger fly, while several smaller rainbows have been taking the orange power bait and local dough. The footy oval and anywhere along Ted Lech drive has been the most productive this week. One angler did pick up a nice red fin from the pondage on worms near the footy oval as well.

This will be my final report, after 14 ½ years, I have sold the bait and tackle and the auto spares and it’s time for me to take a breather and spend some well overdue quality time with my gorgeous woman. I would like thank the listeners, the readers, the anglers and the whole community that have supported me over my time here.

I hope that you will welcome and support Craig Parker the new owner the same way you did me. Give him a chance to settle in and am sure he’ll take up the reigns and continue to keep you all informed as to what’s happening on the angling scene.

Thank you to you all again for making the last 14 ½ years seem fly by, my best wishes to all, and may your lines be tight.
Catch you later

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.