Fishing Report 5thJuly 2020
Eildon pondage has had its school holiday stockings of 500 rainbow trout average 300gms and 100 exbrood stock brown trout average 3kg, so this should fire things up nicely. Before these releases some really nice rainbow and browns were being caught on lures slowly retrieved, power bait, maggots and a great fish of 5.5kg on an unweighted scrub worm.

The lake is still producing Redfin and Yellow Belly from Coller bay to the Delatite arm on scrub worms and yabbies in 6-13mtrs of water right up in the trees, Big River is also producing the odd yella on scrub worms fished from the bank. Flat lining for trout in the main arm down to Goughs bay with Tassie devils and bibbed lures but also casting into the timber just to break it up is also working. Cod are still taking swim baits, bibbless cranks and deep divers around Howqua inlet Big River and Jerusalem creek, target the shallows and mix it up as they seem to be getting use to the swim baits.

The dedicated Murry Cray enthusiasts they are out and about in the pondage and lake but there are a lot of females in berry that must be returned to the water

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.