Fly Fishing | Victoria | Eildon Pondage

Fishery 3.1 Rating

Waterway Type

Lake
Lake

Target Species

brown troutbrown trout
carpcarp
rainbow troutrainbow trout

Fly Fishing Highlights

  • Evening rise
  • Good midge hatches
  • Potential for big trophy trout

Target Species - Seasons

brown troutjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
rainbow troutjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
carpjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

Note: species & seasonal information is indicative at the time of publishing.
For authoritive information visit https://vfa.vic.gov.au or other relevant jurisdictional authorities.



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Fishing

There is reasonable fishing here all year round, in calm conditions it is common to see rising fish. The most consistent way to catch fish here is by covering water fishing streamers, wet flies or nymphs, even when there are trout rising. Over summer and the warmer months, dry fly fishing in the evenings can be productive as there are a wide range of insects the fish look to eat off the surface. Make sure you have a look at the recent stocking history of the ‘Lake Eildon Pondage’ on the Victorian Fisheries Authority webpage as the lake often fishes it’s best after a recent stocking.

Access

There is very good access to all of the water around the pondage thanks to a walking track along both sides, however room for a good back cast and areas to wade can be more difficult to find. If you can find a nice point or gradually sloping bank you will often find fish.

Note: access information is indicative at the time of publishing.
For authoritive information visit https://vfa.vic.gov.au or other relevant jurisdictional authorities.

Flies

Woolly Bugger - blackbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Olive Damselbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Red Tagbrown trout
rainbow trout
#12 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Grasshopperbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Stick Caddisbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Woolly Bugger - Pinkbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Orange Blobbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 12janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Diawl Bachbrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec
Carrot Flybrown trout
rainbow trout
#10 – 14janfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdec

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