With the second weekend done and dusted for the trout season and the weather being fantastic the rivers and pondage had a lot of traffic with some very nice fish being taken. Every man and their dog seem to be chasing the stonkers that have been released into the river and there have been some real thumpers, the old 10lb plus fish or 4.5kg are very common taking lures from small shallow divers, spinners, soft plastics, woolly bugger and woolly worms for the fly fishos. Powerbait in sherbet and pink along with maggots as burley have produced most fish in this week in both the pondage and rivers, main spots are still the three bridges, but it is worth a walk as the recent environmental flow has seen some of the fish move up and down stream to other areas.

The Pondage has had the largest rainbows that I’ve seen caught to date with three fish at 16lb and plenty 10lb plus caught on local dough, powerbait, gold krocs and rattle snacks. The brown trout that have been the main catches of late are starting become more cunning and the more experienced fishos are even having trouble enticing them to take bait or lure.

Lake Eildon has been very quiet still this week with mainly brown trout taking Tassie devils flat lining the main arm. The odd cod has been caught but again the lack of people traveling the is little to no boat activity on the lake, but hopefully that will change very soon .With the weather warming up the yellow belly and redfin should start to fire along with more catches of smaller less mature cod.

Until next week
Fish Hard
Cheer 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.