Eildon Fishing Report 12th June 2017

The rivers in the local area were very busy this weekend and many anglers had success landing some good quality fish, but as of midnight tonight they close.

However Lake Eildon and the Eildon pondage are open to all angling throughout the year, and with the way they’re both firing at the moment that’s got to be a good thing.

Eildon pondage is around the 39% mark at the moment and some works may see it drop further for a while, but there is an environmental flush planned for the Goulburn river which will see the pondage back to its up and down routine very soon.

But over the course of the last week anglers have been doing well, brown trout up to 6lb and rainbows up to 2.5lb have still been taking the gold Kroc and Wasaby lures, near the Eildon caravan park. The power baits, local dough, mud eye, corn kernels and small scrub worms have all worked well also, Cemetery point, the bridge, riverside drive and Bourke st are the areas to target. Mud eye and woolly bugger flies saw Rod Groaters from Alexandra land a couple of very nice trout as well.

Up in the lake Brown trout between 1 and 2.5 lb are still taking pink Tassie devils that anglers are flat line trolling. The dam wall to Jerusalem creek and from the mouth of big river to Goughs bay good consistent numbers of trout have been caught, Bonnie Doon and Coller bay has also seen some god trout taken.

Murray Cod up to 95cm are still taking the surface lures near Goughs bay, small reddies are also being caught at the moment on scrub worms and the lures anglers are using to target trout.

The Delatite arm is the area to target at the moment if you’re chasing yellow belly, soft plastics and vibe lures hard up next to trees saw some nice yellow belly taken up to 53cm.

Catch you next week


Eildon Bait & Tackle

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.