The Rivers are all shut as off Monday night 11/05/2018 but they certainly drew a lot of attention over the weekend and some anglers managed to pick up some very nice brown and rainbow trout, some were around the 65cm mark.

Eildon pondage was restocked last week with an additional 60 ex brood rainbow trout and the lower pondage saw a lot of attention from many anglers, some of which managed to use the right technique to pick up a few good size trout. Yes the power bait on a small hook with a running sinker was the way to go, Rainbow, lemon twist, pink, sherbet and the artificial orange salmon eggs all worked well in the lower pondage, the local dough also did well. Lure wise the Pink Tassie devil, small rapalas, gold Kroc and super dupers also landed rainbow and brown trout.

Up on the lake it was a bit hit and miss for some anglers, but those that persisted were rewarded, once again flat line trolling the pink Tassie devils in the main arm were picking up brown trout up to 65m with a few rainbows around the 35cm mark also being caught near the powerlines. Brown trout were also being caught in the big river arm from the bank. Between the Howqua arm and Goughs bay the red and black Tassie was working on red fin and the odd brown trout, and also near Goughs bay a very nice 72cm Murray cod was caught a stump jumper and was released to fight another day. A couple of other anglers trolling a touch deeper using the silver school of minnows with a Tassie devil trailing managed a few nice brown trout over the weekend, there were a few reports of some large crays being caught near some of the timbered points of the main arm.

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.