Eildon Pondage has been a bit of a struggle lately with the amount of environmental water going through it, with that riverside drive has only suited the lure fisherman. However the draw down has started and the Goulburn river flows are decreasing steadily to a more natural flow for this time of year and should fire things up in the pondage. Another reason for a fire up in the pondage is the release of up to 4,000 ready to catch rainbow trout, with a small number of ex brood stock happening this week. Anglers using power bait, local dough, small hard bodies and gold krocs along Bourke st, cemetery point and the caravan park have been picking up the odd 3lber and several smaller rainbows.

Up on the lake Tatong angling club had a good run between Goughs bay and the Howqua arm using down riggers set to 5 meters and using Tassie devils landing several healthy brown trout with the best going around 4.5 lb. The grassy flats near Fraser camping ground, bonnie Doon and the Delatite arm are worth a shot flat line tolling with the Tassie devils also. Bright fluro yellow and green mega bass surface lures stirred up the odd nice yellow belly over the weekend, jointed surface lures are also worth trying in the Goughs bay area for Murray cod.

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.