Well trout season has started and for those that were lucky enough to be able to fish the rivers have had the luxury of some very quiet water ways all to themselves and the fishing was very rewarding.

The annual stockings of stonker rainbows had a lot of gear tested with some 11lb fish taken at the Alexandra Bridge, Gilmores and Thornton on mainly power bait. The Fly fishos also had fish strip them to their backing with reports of brown and rainbows in good numbers.

Eildon pondage is still fishing very well for 3-4kg browns and rainbows to 5kg on powerbait, local dough and lures in krocs. Rattle snacks and pieca little fellas. Areas of the main catches are cemetery, footy oval, bridge and river side drive with very few at burke street.

Lake Eildon has some nice cod over a metre taking large swim baits and hard bodies in the late afternoon and into the evening in the Goulbourn arm with smaller fish taking yabbies in the main arm fishing the drop off on the points of coves. Brown trout are becoming more frequent lately flat lining Tassie devils and white plastics.

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.