Fishing Report October 24th 2019

The Big Fish Challenge has been run and won , congratulations to all , from the committee to the sponsors , with 210 fish registered for the weekend ,it was a huge success.

With the recent stocking in the pondage there are plenty of 30-35cm rainbow trout around taking powerbait , worms , maggots and nymph flies at burke st end . But the larger trout of 65-70cm are taking lures in rattle snack (copper ) pieca (rainbow) Tassie devils ( no 82 ) , wooly bugger flys and powerbait , the bridge , footy oval and cemetery are the areas to target .

The lake has been slow on the yellowbelly side of things , but the recent captures have been some nice size fish of 50cm plus . Murry cod have been the main capture in the lake around jews creek and big river . Casting from the bank with lures and plastics along with yabbie/scrub worm cocktail on the bottom have rewarded fisho’s with some very nice sized cod around the 75-80cm mark .

Trout are starting to go down deep , lead line , trolling sinkers , down riggers etc with Tassie devils in clown , pink lady and pink panther along with spotted dog Rapalas are worth using .
The Goulburn river has slowed down and what stonkers are left are holding up in the pools around riverside caravan park .

This weekend the Eildon Cod Classic is on at Jerusalem Creek , so if your keen to catch a cod get down to this as there are guest speakers talking all tactics on cod fishing , this is a bait and lure comp so grab your yabbies , scrub worms and grubs and head down there for great time.

Until next week Fish Hard
Cheers Craig

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.